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Nailing down agreements on divorce

A Supreme Court ruling will allow a former wife to make a claim for a share of the fortune amassed by her husband 30 years after they parted, as no binding consent order was made when they divorced.

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Are you planning to give up your business and retire?

Are you planning to give up your business and retire?

Maybe you are thinking of selling the company or simply shutting up shop and retiring, but in either case, if you employ people there are some costs you need to factor into your plan.

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Elves: Too old for Christmas?

Elves: Too old for Christmas?

It’s a sad scenario, but unfortunately, one of Santa’s eldest elves is getting on a bit. He’s now struggling to carry presents around the workshop and he just isn’t as quick as the rest of his colleagues when it comes to building toys, wrapping them and packing them on to the sleigh. But, what are Santa’s rights when it comes to weeding out those elves that don’t cut the mustard?

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Uncovering hidden medical mistakes

When staff make medical mistakes the Trust or hospital concerned must tell an agency known as the NHS’s National Reporting and Learning System. However, it is thought that as many as one-fifth of all hospital trusts were under-recording mistakes, so where does this leave potential victims? >>

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Southampton authorities fail to protect seven year old boy

Media reports* have revealed that Local Authorities missed 18 chances to save the life of Blake Fowler from Southampton, who died from severe head injuries after years of being sexually, physically and emotionally abused.

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Things to think about when buying a home

Buying and selling homes is well-regulated in this country and you should be well-protected if you use a competent Solicitor.

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Is your house in ‘Multiple Occupation’

This is something to consider urgently if you are a landlord, you are considering buying to let, or even of buying with friends.

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Importance of making a Will

It is sadly a common myth that when someone dies without making a Will, it does not matter as the next of kin will get it anyway.

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Don’t fall foul of the Jackson Reforms

Don’t fall foul of the Jackson Reforms

In 2013 the civil courts underwent a substantial change, known as the Jackson Reforms.

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Dilapidations

Whether or not a tenant has breached their repair covenant is one of the more common bones of contention between landlords and tenants.

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