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What to expect at a financial dispute resolution (FDR) hearing

Avril Croud
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If you are applying for a financial order as part of your divorce then the court will list your case in for a financial dispute resolution hearing, often called an FDR hearing.  This is a private court hearing and is aimed at trying to assist parties in...

Can I give up or amend a legacy after someone has died?

Hardeep Gill
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While the specific terms of any will are up to the individual who makes it, after they have died there may be circumstances where those left behind wish to pass their gift to someone else. ‘Beneficiaries are not obligated to accept their inheritance,...

Christmas trading - implications for landlords and tenants

Karen du Rocher
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Retail, leisure, and hospitality businesses will be banking on a good festive season this year. Shops will want to stay open for longer and may want to add to their usual offer, to attract as much footfall as possible. Landlords with empty units will be...

Is an Online Will Right for You?

Hardeep Gill
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The rising popularity of online Will writing has the potential to increase the risk of future disputes over the validity of those Wills and the risk of other contested probate cases. Between 2019 and 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people...

House Price Rises Cause Hmrc to Open over 3,500 Inheritance Tax Investigations

Hardeep Gill
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3,574 inheritance tax investigations were launched from 2020 to 2021 because of the rise of house prices across the country. Since launching the probes, HMRC has gained an additional £254 million in revenue, with the average investigation securing an...

Implacably hostile over child arrangements - could this be you?

Shannon Howells
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If you cannot reach an agreement with your former partner about arrangements for your children, one of you may apply to the family court for an independent decision.  The courts have a wide range of powers in deciding where a child should live and how...

Court Holds That Pre-2015 EPC Was Not Required for Eviction

Karen du Rocher
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In a recent case, the Court of Appeal declared that a section 21 notice seeking possession was valid, despite the landlord failing to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prior to the notice. Typically, a landlord cannot serve a valid section 21...

Managing financial affairs under a lasting power of attorney

Hardeep Gill
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Making a lasting power of attorney for your finances is an important part of lifetime legal planning, especially if you have built up a portfolio of assets and investments which require regular management. While this legal authority needs to be set up well...

Do you need a freezing injunction to protect marital assets?

Avril Croud
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Once a relationship has broken down, while many couples remain on good terms, sometimes the situation is irretrievable and behaviour can go beyond what is acceptable or legal.  In particular, disputes over who gets what in the financial settlement can...

Compensation for injury in a cycling accident

Peter Ellicott
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The number of cycling accidents has risen significantly since the lockdowns, with car insurer More Than reporting that claims by vulnerable road users are up by 10 per cent. With gyms closed, restrictions on group sports and people working from home, it was...

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