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Cohabitation Agreements – your questions answered

There are so many myths around common-law marriages and cohabitation agreements. Here we've answered some of the most common questions that often crop up with...

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Do you think you have a common-law marriage?

Do you need a cohabitation contract? Apparently 46% of people in England and Wales believe in “common-law” marriage according to a recent survey on British...

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Are you Disability Confident?

As a responsible Employer we are committed to ensuring our business is accessible to everyone. This includes those who have a disability; whether noticeable or...

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No-Fault Divorce?

Reviewed and updated 09/04/2019 Our current divorce process was set out in 1973 and was made at a time when it was necessary to follow...

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Brushing your teeth? A pre-nup conversation starter…

The Financial Times printed a rather tongue-in-cheek article suggesting the best time to ask your fiancé for a pre-nup is when they are brushing their...

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Love where you live?

Why are the team at Coles becoming Ambassadors for Redcar & Cleveland? Do you love where you live? By Peter Gibson, Managing Director I was...

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Online divorces – what you need to know

The court service has been undergoing a phase of modernisation and upgrading their IT systems to meet the demands of the modern world. Whilst not...

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Debt Recovery – Get Your Business in Shape in 2019

At the start of a new year, individuals often make resolutions about getting healthier and back in shape. Why not take some positive steps to...

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No “Fault” Needed For A Divorce?

The New Year is a time when traditionally people take stock of their current situation and make resolutions for the year ahead, which may include...

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Business Protection – Cross-Option Agreements

If you are an owner/manager shareholder in a business the death of a fellow business owner can cause significant consequences for both the business and...

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Trustees Duty To Invest

The role of a trustee is to hold assets for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the trust and to administer the trust in accordance...

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Help To Buy Repayment

The Help to Buy Government initiative was first introduced in October 2013. This allowed purchasers to buy a property with a 20% interest free loan...

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IHT Changes – Office for Tax Simplification release first IHT Review Report

The Office for Tax Simplification has released the first of two reports into its review of Inheritance tax with a focus on the process for...

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Business & Divorce

Keeping it in the family – How to deal with businesses when splitting up Separation or divorce can be traumatic at the best of times....

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Conveyancing Fraud – Who Can You Trust

Property fraud is on the increase and is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, prompting the Law Society and Land Registry to issue joint guidance in order...

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Lasting Powers of Attorney for Business

The Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 now necessitates that individuals involved in businesses, whether Directors, Partners or Sole Traders should have in place Business Lasting...

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