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Why do you need a cohabitation agreement?

Liz Graham
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If you live with your partner, or considering moving in together, you may have thought about a cohabitation agreement. But do you actually need one? There is, of course, no legal requirement to have a cohabitation agreement to live with a partner, but it can...

Advice for commercial landlords and tenants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Michelle Cox
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry in the UK, with many businesses experiencing a severe strain on their cashflow as a result. While commercial tenants may be struggling to pay rent in full and on a regular basis, their landlords could...

Nonpayment of child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn't pay?

Liz Graham
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Under a child maintenance arrangement, child maintenance is usually paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the child or does not usually live with the child. If this payment is not forthcoming, the receiving parent could launch a civil legal...

Homeworking and the importance of cybersecurity risk management

Danielle Lister
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Having staff working remotely has presented significant challenges for many businesses, but one of the most difficult to address is the increased cybersecurity risk. As many companies did not have sufficient opportunity to prepare for the transition to...

Inheritance tax threshold frozen - but why is IHT planning still important?

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If you intend to leave savings, property or other assets to family or friends after you die, you need to consider inheritance tax (IHT). It could cost your heirs up to 40% of their inheritance. By planning ahead, you can minimise IHT and ensure as much of...

MOTORISTS WRONGLY PROSECUTED FOR SPEEDING ON B1191 IN LINCOLNSHIRE 1 March 2019 and 1 July 2020.

Michael Pace
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Michael Pace a specialist road traffic lawyer has recently represented three motorists who were prosecuted for speeding on the B1191 between Kirkstead Bridge and Martin South Drove. All three have had their charges dropped after he made enquiries and...

Harassment hits hard at every level

Danielle Lister
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When bullying or racism is involved, seniority and titles do not confer special protection... Recent headlines in the media have shown that bullying or racism can affect anyone at any level, including royalty and high-flying civil servants. ...

Speeding tickets and what to do (and what not to do)

Michael Pace
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Many people receive a speeding ticket and without asking any questions simply reply to the police giving their details. Some people do not properly follow the instruction on the Notice and get themselves into worse trouble, ending up with 6 points instead...

Kick the frivolity and take the higher road over inheritance

Amanda Voakes
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Inheritance disputes may have risen in response to soaring property prices, second marriages and blended families, with relatives more likely to feel they are missing out, but the courts are pushing back on frivolous claims and obstructive family...

A NEW DAY - A NEW EXTENSION

Nigel Bescoby
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You may recall that I posted a blog in relation to evictions being halted again . Yesterday we learned from the Government that the ban in relation to bailiff led evictions is to be extended beyond the 31 March 2021. It appears from Government sources that...