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Jodie Buck

Five reasons behind the rise of Will disputes

Disputes involving Wills, trusts and estates have been on the rise over the years, and we are seeing a notable increase in the amount of...

Helen Revill

What to do about the rising cost of living and maintenance orders

UK Courts are likely to see an influx of applications from divorcees to vary maintenance orders as rising inflation and the costs of...

Jennifer Pollock

Capital Gains Tax rule change for divorcing couples

Last year, the Office of Tax Simplification recommended that the capital gains tax (CGT) rules on divorce should be relaxed.  The...

Rabab Zulfukar

Lost Wills: What are the implications?

Sometimes, Personal Representatives may find themselves in an awkward situation where the original Will of the testator cannot be located...

Emma Hopton

Cohabiting Couples receive 'inferior protection'

In 2021 there were around 3.6 million cohabiting couples in the UK compared with 1.5 million in 1996.  More and more couples are choosing...

Alex Ruffel

Beneficial ownership register for overseas entities owning UK property

The UK government passed the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act (the Act) on 15 March 2022. The Act introduces a public...

Irwin Mitchell

National Surrogacy Week - Widower wins fight for the right to use embryo created with his wife

As it is National Surrogacy Week, an event raising awareness of UK surrogacy, I wanted to highlight the recent landmark case of Jennings...

Irwin Mitchell

National Surrogacy Week

Today marks that start of National Surrogacy Week, an event raising awareness of UK surrogacy. This year’s theme is children born through...