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Amy Laver

Posted 30 January 2017
by Amy Laver .

To charge, or not to charge – that is the question

The question has been lingering for some time, but William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission recently announced that he “is convinced” that levying a fee on charities “the only way to secure adequate long-term funding for the Commission and…

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Nick Conner

Posted 25 January 2017
by Nick Conner .

Starter Homes expected during 2017

Plymouth is one of a number of regions expected to see the construction of ‘starter homes’ in 2017. The scheme, known as the Starter Home Loans fund, sees 30 local authorities work in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency…

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Tracy Lambert

Posted 23 January 2017
by Tracy Lambert .

Children and the Law: Cafcass Figures for 2016

Below are the cafcass figures for 2016 for private and public law: Children – Private Law Cafcass Figures for 2016 Figures released by Cafcass indicate that they received a total of 39,978 new private law applications which is an 8.8%…

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Tracy Lambert

Posted 20 January 2017
by Tracy Lambert .

Inherited Wealth in Matrimonial Cases

We are often asked to advise clients in relation to their financial situation where a substantial sum has been inherited from a relative. Should this inherited wealth be considered a “matrimonial asset” or should it be “ring-fenced”

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Melanie Burton

Posted 20 January 2017
by Melanie Burton .

Are you ready for the BH&HPA Conference 2017?

On 1 and 2 February 2017, the BH&HPA will be holding their annual conference at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Tony Beard is attending his final conference before retirement. Tony & John Anderson of Plum Data will be taking…

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Tracy Lambert

Posted 16 January 2017
by Tracy Lambert .

Living Together in 2017

Thinking of buying a property with your partner? Have you considered the need for a cohabitation agreement? Relationships are not always enduring and when they break down ownership of property and management of finances can become a thorny issue.

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