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Divorce - where are we now?

Liz Graham
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As the law currently stands there is one ground for divorce, which is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.  This must be supported by one of five facts: Unreasonable behaviour. Adultery. Desertion. 2 years separation by consent. 5...

Chattertons Net Zero Goals

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As part of our commitment to renewable and sustainable goals, we are delighted to announce Chattertons have signed up for 100% clean, fully accredited renewable electricity with SSE Green Electricity . Commencing 1st August, all Chattertons owned buildings...

Ask the Experts: How should Employers manage cases of Long Covid?

Danielle Lister
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The illness of Long Covid (officially known as 'post-covid syndrome') is becoming the next big issue for some employers.  There is significant uncertainty about the illness itself, which presents a real concern for Employers who will have to...

Can you make a Power of Attorney online?

Amanda Voakes
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It is possible to make a Power of Attorney online, but whether you should is an entirely different matter. The process of making a Power of Attorney seems straightforward, but for those who are unfamiliar with the process, there are many potential pitfalls...

Gifting and inheritance tax: Explained

Amanda Voakes
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As part of inheritance tax planning, or simply as part of passing on wealth to the next generation, you may consider gifting money or property to family or friends. However, there are several things you need to know about gifting and inheritance tax. In this...

COVID 19: Key changes to The Wills Act 1837 - will it help or hinder?

Hayden Burton
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COVID-19's introduction of The Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communication) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all currently facing unprecedented times that have impacted all aspects of our lives. The COVID-19...

What if my partner objects to our child being vaccinated?

Julie Bailey
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With the COVID-19 vaccine being quickly rolled out across the UK, there are concerns among some about the long-term impact and side effects of the vaccine. As a result, some are reluctant to get the vaccine themselves or let their children be vaccinated. The...

Five reasons you should use a solicitor to write your will

Amanda Voakes
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If you are thinking about writing a Will, you may have considered doing it yourself. There are many templates and tools available online, along with vast amounts of information about the law and how to go about writing your own Will. However, there are...

Side-hustles and tax - Everything you need to know

Danielle Lister
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While lockdown restrictions have been in place, many people have had more time to try their hand at something new. Perhaps you have set up a new business to share your latest passion, or maybe this is something you have been considering for a while. Either...

The Moratorium on Commercial Rents - March 2022!

Michelle Cox
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The UK government has announced an extension to the moratorium on commercial rents until 25 March 2022 and is set to introduce a mandatory arbitration process to tackle debts where landlords and tenants cannot agree. Treasury chief secretary Steve Barclay...