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Disinheritance – a quick guide to cutting someone out of your will

The message is slowly starting to get through to the public – making a will is an important life decision that could save your relatives a great deal of heartache once you’ve gone. You can express your wishes, designate who gets what, and that’s the end of it.

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Can’t afford to get on the property ladder? Shared ownership could be an option

The price of properties, even so-called ‘first-time homes’ is completely out of proportion to the average income. To save for a deposit on your first home is now taking house-hunters (especially first-timers) years longer than before. The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is an option if you’re struggling to get the funds together on your own, but if you don’t have the ability to borrow from family members, or are unable to raise the money for that essential deposit on your own, there is another way to get your foot on the first rung of the property ladder.

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What happens when a parent wants to move away and take the children with them?

These days more and more people are spending time abroad, whether they’re overseas on business, trying to build a new life in a different country, or just taking a long trip.

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A quick guide for first time buyers

Buying a home can be stressful, especially for first-time buyers, so it's wise to do some research to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Conveyancing is the term that refers to the legal process of transferring one person's property (the seller), to another (the buyer).

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When the end of summer spells the end of marriage

September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or university and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can spell the end of marriage.

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Companies House clampdown on incorrect filings

Earlier this year, Companies House brought its first conviction against an individual for making false filings on the public register.

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables someone to appoint a third party (called an ‘Attorney’) to deal with his or her affairs. It ensures that the people you trust will be able to make important decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapable of doing so for yourself.

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Recognising the gender agenda for trans staff

Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process. Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights.

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How are businesses coping with GDPR?

Now that GDPR has been in force for a number of months, we thought it was time to take a look at how it’s affecting businesses. Are companies struggling to keep up? What impact have the regulations had on digital services? Are we likely to see organisations punished with large fines in the future? Here, we take a look at how businesses are coping with GDPR and what challenges they face.

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Warning for Landlords Over Deposits

As claims for incorrectly handled property rental deposits soar, landlords are being warned to ensure they, or their agents, are complying with the legal requirements if they want to avoid high penalties.

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