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Matthew Briggs

Navigating Charity Trustee Duties: A Conflict-Free Approach

You’ve likely heard the news about Captain Tom’s daughter and son-in-law recently being disqualified from serving as charity trustees by...

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...