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The harsh reality of cohabitation

28th Nov, 2017

If there is one single issue that is misunderstood about relationships, the one that every family lawyer has to deal with continually, it is the fallacy that cohabitation, what is unhelpfully known as “common law marriage”, gives either person automatic rights. Read more

“Put my ashes in the back garden…there’s a bit of cash behind the TV”

24th Nov, 2017

You may have read our recent article about the public consultation relating to reforming the law on making wills, in particular, whether electronic wills (such as by text) could be accepted as a valid will. Read more

Trump Card for Genting Casino

23rd Nov, 2017

It is not often that I would recommend a court judgment as a good read, however parts of Ivey –v- Genting Casinos, reads like a good thriller! Read more

The number of forged wills continues to rise

14th Nov, 2017

In the last 15 years, will forgery cases have continued to see an increase in numbers. A man has recently admitted forging a will of a relative in an attempt to obtain £300,000 in cash and two properties. The crime was committed because he was miffed about a large portion of the estate being left to a charity. Read more

PSC Register: A Reminder!

10th Nov, 2017

Although it has been a legal requirement for some time, many companies are still not meeting their PSC Register duties – below is a short reminder of the core legal obligations. Read more

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