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No-fault divorce

Ruth Hetherington
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The campaign to secure no-fault divorce has moved another step closer to success as it has now been backed by MPs.  Currently, for a couple seeking a divorce, they cannot mutually agree to divorce unless they are separated for 2 years....

Code words, Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

Karah Lane
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New measures have been announced by the government to tackle domestic abuse given the unique challenges that victims have faced during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a new code word scheme which will allow victims of domestic abuse to...

Long Lost Family

Heather Lally
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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law, explores the issues in estates when unknown relatives appear. The popular ITV series Long Lost Family presented by...

Marriages and Covid-19

Jennifer Roulston
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All the years of planning, saving and excitement and you have to cancel.  We probably all know couples whose weddings have been cancelled or postponed because of Covid-19. It is still not possible to get married during this pandemic. The new...

Is the Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trust in the Will still needed?

Heather Lally
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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law, considers the options as to whether a Nil Rate Band Discretionary Will Trust should be kept on the death of the first...

"Let's Kill All the Lawyers"

Stephen Lawson
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"Let’s kill all the lawyers" is a line from William Shakespeare’s play Henry VI part 2.  It is one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines as well as one of his most controversial.  Academics have long argued about...

Out of date Will, no Will and no mental capacity, what can we do?

Heather Lally
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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law examines the option of a Statutory Will, when there is a lack of mental capacity to create a Will. Believe it or not,...

Making or reviewing your Will?

Heather Lally
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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law explores things to think about when making or reviewing your Will. You finally have the time, you have got around to...

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