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Mills and Mills – A Case on Spousal Maintenance Decided by The Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court has decided an important case in relation to spousal maintenance and this is the case of Mills and Mills. The Judgement has been given on the 18th of July 2018 the matter having been heard on the 6th of June 2018. The facts are that the [...]

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Heterosexual Civil Partnerships: A judgement by the Supreme Court

Since 2005 same sex couples have been able to enter into Civil Partnerships with each other. That right was given by the Civil Partnerships Act 2004. Then since 2014 same sex couples have been given the right to marry. However heterosexual couples have only the right to marry and not [...]

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Consent Orders in Divorce Proceedings

It is always best if Divorce Settlements can be reached by agreement between the parties whether it is done between themselves or through the assistance of Mediators or Solicitors. However what you should consider is whether you should obtain a Consent Order. This has to be obtained in the course [...]

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New Homes- Dealing with inadequate work

This week  a new report has come out suggesting how the vexed issue of inadequate work on new homes might be dealt with. This is a constant issue when buyers buy a new home, find faults and struggle to get redress. This report Better Redress for Home Buyers proposes that [...]

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Mediation – Private or Legal Aid

The availability of legal aid in family law is limited to cases which involve domestic abuse following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) in 2013. However, the alternative method of mediation is still available where abuse has not occurred. Mediation avoids going to [...]

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The future of Civil Legal Aid- Domestic Violence

Legal Aid is incredibly important. In line with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), our criminal justice system enables citizens to feel both protection and redress from acts of violence. Article 6 of the ECHR specifically addresses the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing constitutes equality between [...]

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Wills: what is it and why you may need one

Though it may seem morbid, you don’t need to be near the end to consider writing your last will and testament. There are many reasons why it may be wise to write your will sooner, rather than later: Getting married or entering into a Civil Partnership (either will make any [...]

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Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate: The Decision

Over the last week the Court of Appeal have has been hearing the Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate case which was disputing the use of the Parthenia technique in leasehold valuation. If the technique were permitted then the price of leasehold properties could plummet in the [...]

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Mundy v The Trustees of Sloane Stanley Estate: A Revolution in Leasehold Valuations

“This is the biggest scandal of the leasehold world” – James Wyatt The value of leasehold properties in the UK is in flux this week. The Court of Appeal is currently presiding over the Mundy v The Trustees of The Sloane Stanley Estate case which will decide how leasehold properties [...]

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