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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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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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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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Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Christmas Holiday Arrangements

With Christmas fast approaching, it is a period when people wish to travel abroad to see family.  It is important to note that when both parties have parental responsibility for a child the other parent’s consent must be obtained prior to taking the child out of the jurisdiction of England & Wales. If consent is […]

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The rise of post-nuptial agreements

The rise of post-nuptial agreements

These agreements seem to be on the rise and much like a pre-nuptial agreement – which takes place before the wedding – post-nuptials lay out how assets will be split on divorce. Gone are the days when married people agreed to split their assets 50:50. More and more are drawing up “post-nup” agreements, sometimes long […]

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New measures considered to prevent gazumping

New measures considered to prevent gazumping

The Government are considering implementing new measures to prevent gazumping What is gazumping? Gazumping is when a buyer has had an offer to purchase a property accepted by the seller but before the sale is completed the seller accepts another offer from a different person and refuses to sell to the original buyer. Is it […]

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