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Stephanie Kerr

Antiques No-Show: Valuables in Dispute

In will, trust and estate disputes, the most valuable assets involved are usually property, land and money.  However, there can often be...

Kirsty Mcnulty

Do It Yourself Wills – A Cost Effective Way Of Dealing With Your Affairs Or A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

A recent study by IRN Legal Reports showed only 35% of UK adults have made a Will and a report in 2023 from the National Will Register...

Elizabeth Gibbison

Is Succession Planning The New Hot Topic? How Modern Media Could Shape The Way We Plan For The Future

When done properly, succession planning should consider the taxation and devolution of assets, and protect the things and people that...

Jodie Buck

Will Writers beware – Court Orders Firm To Pay 60% Of Legal Costs in Rectification & Construction Claim

In a recent decision of the High Court, a firm of solicitors was ordered to pay 60% of the parties’ legal costs in relation to a claim...

Michelle Chapman

Deathbed Gifts – To be Used or Avoided?

Despite what the name suggests, deathbed gifts (otherwise known as donation mortis causa) do not necessarily have to be made immediately...

Matthew Briggs

Sharia Law and Charitable Giving

Research shows that Muslim donors give significant amounts to charitable causes. Giving to charity has always been of fundamental...

Claire Filer

Non-Court Dispute Resolution - the Future of Family Law

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of families seeking court intervention to resolve disputes arising...

Alex Ruffel

Expert guide to the proposed non-dom tax regime changes

The UK Chancellor recently announced the abolition of the non-dom-based tax regime, replacing it with a foreign income and gains (FIG)...

Jo Robinson

National Conveyancing Week: How to Downsize

In celebration of National Conveyancing Week, Irwin Mitchell have written a series of articles aimed at supporting residential property...

Clare Wiseman

Learning From Our Differences: An Insight Into The English And Scottish Approach To Family Law

Earlier this year, Irwin Mitchell invested in Scotland-based firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM). This creates a unique collaboration...

Erin Sawyer

Tax Regimes And The Implications Of Relationships For Us Citizens And “Accidental Americans”

Citizenship-based taxation is one in which Americans are subject to taxation on their worldwide income, regardless of residency. This...

Sarah AlJourani

Divorcing In Dubai? What You Need To Know About Relationships In The UAE

The Office for National Statistics reported that in the year ending June 2023, 508,000 British nationals had emigrated out of the UK -...

April Wood

Family Law across the UK – Enforcing Child Arrangement Orders in Scotland

People moving to live and to work in other countries has never been so popular. This includes movement within the United Kingdom, with...

April Wood

Comparing The Family Courts In England And Australia For Divorce And Finance

I have been fortunate in my career to have worked extensively in both England and Australia. Since my return to practise in England...

Sophie Bray

National Conveyancing Week: How to Sell a Probate Property

In celebration of National Conveyancing Week, Irwin Mitchell have written a series of articles aimed at supporting residential property...

Sarah Coyne

National Conveyancing Week: How To Buy a Home in England or Wales

In celebration of National Conveyancing Week, Irwin Mitchell have written a series of articles aimed at supporting residential property...

Katherine Thorpe

National Conveyancing Week: How to Buy an Investment Property

How to Buy an Investment Property In celebration of National Conveyancing Week, Irwin Mitchell have written a series of articles aimed at...

Emily - Jo Moore

Surrogacy: A viable Alternative to Adoption?

As LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week draws to a close, in our final article we consider surrogacy, an alternative pathway to parenthood...

Elspeth Gray

Michael Gambon and the Inheritance of Secrets

Michael Gambon, famously known for his lead role as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, has caused a stir following the...

Alex Ruffel

Budget 2024: Replacing Non-UK Domicile tax rules with a residence-based regime

After weeks of trailing, changes to the UK non-dom tax regime have finally been announced. The UK Chancellor yesterday announced a...

Tara Smith

International Adoption: Practical Tips to Assist in This Journey

There are many reasons why families may want to explore adopting a child from overseas, and we’ve highlighted some practical points to...

Eva Plowright

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week - The System in England and Wales

Historically, the adoption and foster system in England and Wales predominantly catered for heterosexual couples or single individuals....

John Thornber

Budget 2024: Introducing the British ISA

The Chancellor today announced the introduction of the widely rumoured “British ISA” in the budget, representing and additional £5,000...

Angela Paul

Budget 2024: The Holiday-Let Losers

In what the Chancellor described as a ‘long term budget for growth’ it was predicted that the headline grabbing National Insurance cuts...

Ian Bond

Budget 2024: Missed opportunity for Inheritance tax reforms?

As expected there was no change to Inheritance Tax (IHT) thresholds with the ‘nil-rate band' remaining at £325k and the ‘residence...

Jeremy Raj

Budget 2024: Residential Property Comments

With housing starts in the doldrums and rents, mortgages and residential properties as unaffordable as ever, it was striking to note how...

Daniel Moreton

Donation Conception: Navigating the Past and Present.

The use of donor gametes (sperm and eggs) continues to help both individuals and couples in their journey to parenthood. As assisted...

Hannah Braisted

Adoption For LGBTQ+ Families

LGBTQ+ Fostering & Adoption Week runs from 4 March 2024, hosted by New Family Social to raise awareness and encourage the LGBTQ+...

Joanna Uzoka

Will My Overseas Divorce Be Recognised In England And Wales?

We live in a multi-cultural society; family lawyers are therefore often faced with the question as to whether a client’s divorce overseas...

Claire Filer

Latest Divorce Statistics Only Tell Half The Story, As No-Fault Laws Begin To Filter Through

The latest divorce statistics released today via the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show a continuing fall in the number of divorces...