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January 2018 Newswire  

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Hethertons Services for You and Your Family

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  Our advice on getting divorced


Hethertons’ Family team has produced a series of videos on the divorce process.

In a series of short films, Director Simon Nellar looks at what the process involves and highlights some of the issues that people need to be aware of.

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  The Ministry of Housing is revived for the first time in decades


The Prime Minister has resurrected the Ministry of Housing as she seeks to assure the public that the Government will take decisive steps to address the affordable homes shortage.

During this month’s cabinet reshuffle, it was confirmed that Sajid Javid would head-up a rebranded Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It is almost half a century since Whitehall has used the name for a ministerial department.

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  Council criticised over its handling of care fees


A recent case has led to local authorities being reminded that they must ensure families receive accurate information about care fees.

The warning comes after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman had received a complaint about the actions of Lincolnshire County Council.

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  Serving policewoman wins discrimination case


A police officer has won a landmark legal fight after arguing that the recruitment process for dog handlers discriminated against female applicants.

WPC Kim-Louise Carter was this month awarded a £15,000 pay-out for indirect sex discrimination, after taking her case to an Employment Tribunal.

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  The Government promises tougher action on rogue landlords


Landlords who flout their legal obligations are set to face tougher action in future, the Government has vowed.

Last month ministers announced a series of measures in response to concerns that many properties being rented are either overcrowded or not up to the required standard.

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Woman wins divorce case appeal but calls for a change in the law


A successful businesswoman has argued in favour of a major overhaul of divorce laws, having suggested that current legislation has failed to keep pace with changes in wider society.

Julie Arnold (nee Sharp) has recently been involved in a landmark legal battle, having launched an appeal against the sum of money previously awarded to her husband Robin.

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