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Is separation seasonal?

Is separation seasonal?

As practising Family Solicitors looking at the trends over the years there appears to be a spike following summer vacation and the Christmas break. Looking further into this, it appears that troubled couples may see the holidays as a time to perhaps soothe relationships and address underlying issues by being away from their usual daily […]

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Help to Buy ISA Guidance

Help to Buy ISA Guidance

How does it work? If you are looking to buy your first property you can use the Government Help to Buy ISA to boost your savings by 25%. For every £200.00 that is saved the Government will provide a bonus of £50.00. The maximum the Government will pay as a bonus is £3,000.00 What to […]

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Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to put an end domestic violence describing it as a “abhorrent crime”

Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to put an end domestic violence describing it as a “abhorrent crime”

The government has launched a consultation on domestic abuse, seeking new laws and stronger powers to protect and support survivors. The consultation launched by the Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, will seek views on measures to be included in the government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill.  The new […]

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We have introduced SSL Website Security

We have introduced SSL Website Security

We want all users to ensure they are secure using our website. That is why we have introduced SSL protection. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the security technology that helps encrypt and secure all data that’s transmitted through a website. The SSL protocol helps establish an encrypted link between a web server and the browser(s). […]

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Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Where one parent poisons their child against the other this is known as parental alienation, the ultimate aim of which is to persuade the child to permanently exclude that parent from their life. In the case of Re H-B (2015) His Honour Judge Wildblood held the following view: “where two parents share parental responsibility, it […]

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First Time Buyer Stamp Duty Savings

First Time Buyer Stamp Duty Savings

In the Budget on 22 November 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a relief from stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for first time buyers. The relief will apply from 22 November 2017 to purchases of residential property for £500,000 or less, provided the purchaser intends to occupy the property as their only or main […]

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