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Archive for June, 2015

Jun 15

Determined Tenant Who Refused to Leave Awarded £26,000 Extra

With the benefit of expert advice, a flat dweller who stood her ground and refused to move out of her leasehold property to make way for redevelopment of the property...

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Jun 15

Tribunal Backs Rectification of Mistake

The tax tribunals are not generally known for a free and easy approach to issues. They do, however, have a degree of discretion to correct obvious errors and a recent...

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Jun 15

Compliance Failure Leads to Loss of Legal Right to Manage Partner's Affairs

A man has recently been removed as the deputy (the person appointed by the Court of Protection (COP) to look after the finances of someone else who lacks the ability...

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Jun 15

The Process of Divorce

Although divorce is a commonplace occurrence these days, few people going into their first divorce have much idea about how the process operates. Here is a brief guide. The process...

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Jun 15

Relationship Break Up and Tax

Getting divorced is never a pleasant experience and couples going through the process have a lot to think about. Whilst management of the tax consequences of the split is not...

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Jun 15

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Wise Planning for the Wealthy

Following a decision in the Supreme Court, in which a pre-nuptial agreement entered into by a German heiress and her husband was held to be enforceable, wealthy families worried about...

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Jun 15

Post-Nuptial Agreements – the Basics

More than 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce (in England and Wales more than 110,000 couples divorce annually) and when one in five of all men and women...

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Jun 15

Pensions and Divorce

Divorces among the over-60s are by no means infrequent and, whilst the potential for acrimony arising from issues concerning young children is absent, they often do produce a great deal...

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Jun 15

Living Together Agreements

When you begin living together as a couple, without being married, it is best practice to set up a trust deed to make clear your joint wishes and intentions concerning...

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Jun 15

Guide to Parental Responsibility

The 1989 Children Act aimed to clarify the law regarding who could look after children. One of the main new concepts introduced by the Act was that of ‘Parental Responsibility’...

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Jun 15

Divorce and the Family Home

Family break-up is always complicated and when there is a property involved, things can get very complex indeed. In principle, when a couple are cohabiting (not married or in a civil...

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Jun 15

Divorce and the Company Director

Divorce is almost never easy and the financial negotiations can be protracted and difficult, particularly when there are business interests involved. In this article we consider some of the issues...

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Jun 15

Child Maintenance Explained

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – a statutory non-departmental public body – was established in 2008 to take on the work of the Child Support Agency. At the...

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Jun 15

Child Custody Explained

Arrangements over the custody of children (called residence arrangements by lawyers) after the breakdown of a relationship are usually best decided without the intervention of the court. Unfortunately, it is not...

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Jun 15

Business Assets and Divorce

Divorce is seldom an easy business, but the problems are compounded when there is a family business involved. The division of the spoils has traditionally been the subject of a...

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Jun 15

Wife Who Signed Post-Nup Denied Second Bite of the Cherry

The value of a post-nuptial agreement in protecting wealth was illustrated recently when a property developer with assets said to be worth more than £30 million was able to persuade...

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Jun 15

Changes in Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules

Landlords with tenants who occupy their premises under assured shorthold tenancies will be affected by changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, which received the Royal Assent in March 2015....

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Jun 15

Can I Contest a Relative’s Will Successfully

I frequently meet individuals following a death in the family who wish to contest a relative’s will.  They usually feel extremely aggrieved by the provision or lack of it which...

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Jun 15

South American Lawyer joins Harrogate Firm

Brazilian lawyer, Thaynara Charlesworth who specialises in corporate and commercial law has joined the Harrogate law firm, Raworths. Thaynara joins the team comprising Simon Morris and Phil Parkinson. Thaynara Charlesworth...

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Jun 15

Investment Fraud a Reminder of Need For Caution

Clients are warned that the new pension reforms, which now allow pension funds to be treated almost like a personal piggy-bank, are likely to lead to an upswell in attempts...

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Jun 15

Sons Confirmed as Attorneys Despite Challenge

Regrettably, cases in which the behaviour of an attorney for someone who is elderly or infirm is cause for an enquiry – and often an intervention – by the Public...

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Jun 15

Police Databases and Individual Rights

The relationship between public authorities and private individuals raises difficult and controversial data protection issues. There is much anxiety on the part of civil rights campaigners about the seemingly incessant...

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