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In the News: Wills and Divorce

A widow is contesting her husband's will that left her with £36,000 - claiming that a divorce would have left her with £6 million. 

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Cohabitation and Inheritance: What's the Law?

If you co-habit with your partner but are not married, it’s essential to understand the implications of this in your will.

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In the News: Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A new survey has found that one in ten married Britons wished that they had insisted that their partner sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

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The 'Silver Separator' Generation

The most recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that overall, divorce rates are falling across the country. 

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An Update to Legal Aid Reforms

A written ministerial statement announced yesterday that plans to slash the number of law firms allowed to do criminal legal aid work have been dropped.

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In the News: Crackdown on Whiplash Fraud

Insurance providers have warned that there will be a crackdown on fraud, following a surge in the number of claimants seeking compensation for injuries caused by motor accidents.

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Fraud Against Homebuyers Is On the Rise

News reports have warned that homebuyers are being scammed out of thousands of pounds intended for solicitors.

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In the News: No Fault Divorces

A new poll has discovered that four out of five Britons believe that the law should be changed to allow for ‘No Fault Divorces.’

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A Quick Guide to Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is a tax that is payable when a person dies, and their estate (which includes their savings, property, and all possessions) is worth more than the current threshold for Inheritance Tax, which is currently £325,000.

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In The News: Divorce Settlements

Two women claiming they were misled by their ex-husbands in their divorce settlements have won in Supreme Court this week. 

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