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John Bunker

King's Speech: Tax - What's Next For Our New Government?

The Kings Speech does not include details of actual tax changes, which will come in the new Government’s first Budget, likely to be in...

George Cohen

King's Speech: From Renters Reform to Renters Rights – Labour’s Plans for the Reform of the Rental Sector

''In today’s King's Speech, Labour put forward the new Renters Rights Bill, which will carry through a number of provisions from the...

Fran Hipperson

King's Speech: Lack of Cohabitation Bill Is Missed Opportunity To Provide Protection For Millions Of Couples

Today’s Kings Speech is a missed opportunity to provide clarity to millions of couples across the UK who are currently cohabiting and...

Marie Kilgallen

Domestic Abuse And Financial Remedy Proceedings – How High Is The Bar?

As Family lawyers, we are frequently asked to what extent the Family Court will take ‘conduct’ (such as domestic abuse) into account when...

Scott Halliday

Managing A Difficult Period With My Ex: The Children’s Summer Holidays

The summer holidays should be about making special memories, but they can be difficult for separated parents. The holidays can generate...

Caoimhe Sykes

Planning a destination wedding this summer? Make sure it’s legal before tying the knot

Wedding season is in full swing this summer and it’s likely that at least one invitation will be to a sun filled destination, with the...

Toby Hales

Our new Private Financial Dispute Resolution Service - Helping couples settle cases and avoid costly and stressful court hearings

International and HNW clients dealing with a separation or divorce are increasingly looking to resolve matters out of court because of...

Hannah Braisted

International Surrogacy – what is it, and what are the legal implications of having a baby through surrogacy overseas?

Recent data from CAFCASS (the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) shows that, since 2014, more than half of UK parents,...

Phillip Rhodes

European Commission Pensions and Divorce

When considering financial settlements as part of a divorce in England and Wales, the Family Court has wide-ranging powers to make orders...

Daniel Moreton

Pathways to Parenthood: Adoption and Surrogacy in the LGBTQ+ Community

  CommunityThe recent BBC drama series “Lost Boys and Fairies” has touched the hearts of viewers, delving into the intricate journey to...

Helen Hutchison

General Election: What next for residential property under Labour?

In what turned out to be an historic landslide victory, Labour was complimented by commentators for being cautious not to overpromise. ...

John Bunker

What the Labour landslide victory means for your personal taxes

As the nation wakes up to a Labour landslide victory today, we take a look at what this means for individuals’ taxes over the coming...

Karolina Sybilska

‘The Female Voice’ Panel: Top Tips for Career Progression, Career Change and Entrepreneurship.

As part of our women-led initiative ‘The Female Voice’ we hosted an event designed to empower women and foster connections within...

Lewis Giaramita

UK General Election: Investment Update

With less than a week to go before the election, the Investment Team at Irwin Mitchell assess the latest polling data along with the main...

Robert Grove-Smith

Future Planning For Children With Disabilities And Additional Needs

It’s easy for life to get busy and become hectic and with that comes the temptation of focusing on the here and now and losing sight of...

Catriona Ellis

Fairness vs. Finance: The Prenup Dilemma

While prenuptial agreements (or “prenups”) are not automatically legally binding, the Court will give weight to them if certain...

Amy Brown

I’m Looking For A Man In Finance, Trust Fund, Pre-Nup

For most, the concept of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement is enough to put a dampener on any engagement celebrations.  But perhaps...

Claire Filer

Ex Not On The Beach – Holidays And Separated Parents

Holiday season is fast approaching. In a matter of weeks schools will be out for the summer and people will be dreaming of far-flung...

Helen Hutchison

2024 Elections – Home and Property Policies

All the key parties predictably had some policies relating to housing in their manifestos, although some more comprehensive than others,...

Stewart Stretton-Hill

Social Care funding in the Election spotlight

Social care is a political hot potato with many proposals put forward and withdrawn over the last decade… The U-turn on the care funding...

Nicola Hawkins

International Bereavement: Navigating the Legal Requirements Following a Death Abroad

The untimely and tragic death of Dr Michael Mosley on the Greek Island of Symi has highlighted the practical complexities involved when a...

Clare Wiseman

What Will The General Election Mean For Cohabiting Couples?

Despite the increasing number of couples living together without getting married, the law does not offer the same protections to them if...

John Bunker

Tax For Private Clients In The Election Campaign: What Do We Know?

Tax for individuals has been a major element in the first half of the General Election Campaign, with the Conservatives making tax...

Penny Cogher

The General Election – Pensions issues

Rishi Sunak’s General Election announcement on Wednesday 22 May left very little time for Parliamentary Business to be completed before...

Matthew Briggs

Bridging the Philanthropic Knowledge Gap for High-Net-Worth Individuals

Our high-net-worth (HNW) and ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clients encounter distinct challenges when navigating the multitude of...

Saffron Burgess

The Impact of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 for Practitioners and Litigants in Person

With the cost of living on the up and finances tighter than ever, individuals involved in family related disputes often find themselves...

Olivia Jack

Funeral And Burial Disputes

A death in the family is an emotional and difficult time, and one of the things that the family will need to think about is making...

Tanya Wadeson

Twist of Fate: Safeguarding Bereaved Minors Through Succession Planning

We first meet Oliver at a workhouse, an orphan after the death of his mother during childbirth. Following his escape from the clutch of...

Stewart Stretton-Hill

Vulnerable Children: Thinking About The Future

Being a parent can be stressful and exhausting. There are no manuals or professional qualifications to prepare you and you just have to...

Daniel Moreton

Fertility Law Changes to Benefit the LGBTQ+ Community and People Living with HIV

Ministers in England and Wales have recently announced significant changes to fertility laws, which are being celebrated as a major...