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  • Watch out for Flying Freeholds!
    Flying Freeholds often rear their heads at the most inopportune moments; they are most commonly discovered when purchasing a property or part of a property. This is obviously never a good time to discover any issues, let alone ones that … Read more
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  • Late payment of commercial debts: your legal rights
    The late payment of invoices is one of the biggest problems businesses face according to BACS. In a 2017 study, the bank automated clearance scheme found that SMEs were collectively facing £14.2bn in late payments and commercial bad debts. While … Read more
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  • The Government’s Proposals On Leasehold Reform
    Over recent years there has been a vast increase in the number of leasehold properties being registered at the Land Registry. The number of leasehold properties in England and Wales has almost doubled between 1996 and 2015. Leasehold properties can … Read more
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  • How to prevent late paying invoices
    Customers paying late is one of the biggest issues for the UK’s SMEs. According to insurance company Zurich, the total ‘late payment debt’ for both large and small businesses in the UK now stands at £44.6 billion. It can be … Read more
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  • Preparing for GDPR
    Preparing for GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to enter into force on 25 May 2018 is set to bring in a number of changes to the current data protection regime as set out in the Data Protection … Read more
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  • The decade long campaign for normal births has been dropped by midwives
    The review made by the midwifery standard body will seek to replace the word ‘normal birth’ with ‘physiological birth’. The connotations of ‘normal birth’ have long been associated with birth without medical interventions such as caesareans, epidurals and instrumental delivery.  … Read more
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  • In defence of Lasting Powers of Attorney
    Last week, a retired senior Court of Protection Judge, Denzil Lush commented that Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) leave vulnerable elderly people open to financial abuse.LPAs are important legal documents, which allow a person to appoint someone (or more than … Read more
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  • The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (third edition)
    The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (SCPC) are a set of conditions to be incorporated into a contract for sale or grant of a lease of commercial property. Most conditions that are needed in a contract are similar and the SCPC … Read more
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  • Commercial Leases – Can They Be Automatically Renewed?
    A Landlord and Tenant may have entered into an arrangement for the leasing of a property for a fixed period of time, but both parties should be aware from the outset that the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“LTA 1954”) … Read more
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  • Reported high emergency surgery cancellations
    It is reported in the Times that it is the first time that there has been more than 4000 cancelled urgent operations in the year from July to June, with the highest number in June. “Urgent” operations include those that … Read more
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  • Is there hope for a No Fault Divorce?
    Resolution are the forefront of a campaign for a “no fault divorce” in Engand and Wales and have now been instrumental in assisting Mrs Owens being granted pernission to appeal to the Supreme Court. Mrs Owens in 2015 petitoned for … Read more
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  • Decision based on financial remedy proceedings over-turned
    The Supreme Court, on 26th July 2017, in the matter of Birch v Birch, over-turned the decision of a lower court in relation to the ability to ‘vary’ an undertaking that had been made in financial remedy proceedings. An undertaking, … Read more
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  • New Style Divorce Petition to be Introduced on 7 August 2017
    On the evening of 17 July 2017, the Family Legal Professional advised that there would be dramatic changes to the style of the Divorce Petition when issuing Divorce Proceedings.  The new style Divorce Petition will come into effect on 7 … Read more
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  • Being A Responsible Airbnb Host
    With the rise in holiday rentals, Airbnb has become a popular platform for short-term lets, allowing hosts to advertise all or part of a property for rent, whether it be a penthouse apartment, a tree house or even still, a … Read more
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  • Fail to File… Fine? – Changes to Partnership Penalties
    Until recently, it was simply to be expected that partners who failed to produce a partnership return in time to HMRC would face a fine. However, the First-tier Tribunal has now reduced penalties for a case where the same information … Read more
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  • Register Remedy – The Court and the Companies Act
    The High Court has recently passed a rare order, rectifying a company’s register of members under section 125 of the Companies Act 2006 – before grant of probate was attained. In the case of Kings Court Trust Ltd and others … Read more
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  • Queen’s Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit
    Through last week’s Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as … Read more
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  • Should divorce be kept separate from financial battles?
    President of the High Court’s Family Division, Sir James Munby, has proposed that the process of obtaining a divorce should be kept separate from determining financial settlements. His suggestion is aimed at reducing the pressure within the family courts, stating … Read more
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  • Equal division of assets remains the starting point
    Courts have awarded the estranged wife of a former oil and gas trader £453m in what is thought to be one of the largest divorce settlements awarded in the UK. The couple had been married for just over 20 years … Read more
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