Calls for law change on cohabitation and fault-based divorce

23 Oct 2017

A charity is calling for the laws on cohabitation and fault-based divorce to change after new figures reveal that the rate of divorce among all couples is on the rise.

Grandparents gifting lump sums to grandchildren urged to be wary of IHT

20 Oct 2017

New research suggests that one in ten British grandparents have ‘gifted’ a lump sum to their grandchildren, but that many could be overlooking the Inheritance Tax (IHT) implications of such gifts.

Stamp Duty scheme delaying homemovers by up to 40 days, figures show

19 Oct 2017

Stamp Duty rules are so complicated it can take up to 40 days to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for official advice – amid news that the Treasury is considering cutting property tax for first-time buyers and energy efficient

Debate as to whether children deserve greater input in family court cases

18 Oct 2017

A campaign to give children a greater say in family law proceedings is gathering momentum.

Female teachers facing discrimination at work

17 Oct 2017

Alarming new research has found that almost half (48 per cent) of female teachers in the UK have experienced some form of discrimination at work.

Strong performance for UK commercial property in Q3

16 Oct 2017

New research suggests that Britain’s commercial property market has enjoyed a healthy third quarter (Q3), and has performed well throughout 2017 so far.

Princess of Luxembourg in High Court divorce fight

16 Oct 2017

A Princess of Luxembourg has launched divorce proceedings in London’s High Court in the pursuit of receiving a “fair settlement”, according to the Telegraph.

Anger over reports that care fee commitment has been abandoned

13 Oct 2017

There was anger this week after it emerged that a former promise to introduce a cap on care home fees by 2020 has apparently been dropped. Former Prime Minister David Cameron had previously pledged to introduce a cap of around

Full scale of Equifax breach exposed as hundreds of thousands of Brits are affected

12 Oct 2017

A significant number of UK customers have had sensitive data stolen – including usernames, passwords, and driver’s licence numbers – from credit reference agency Equifax.

Couple clash in the High Court over “Dubai divorce”

11 Oct 2017

A wealthy businessman has been accused by his estranged wife of “tricking” her into signing divorce papers.