For better or worse: divorce rate slows.

Divorce rates between heterosexual couples, in England and Wales,  slowed to its lowest rate for half a century. This is according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. Last year the number of divorces was 90,871, which is the lowest number since 1971. Divorcing couples were married on average for 12-and-a-half years and ‘unreasonable […]

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We’re hiring – Private Client Lawyer required

We are looking for a Private Client Lawyer to join our dynamic team. You will be providing an individual and personal service, with the support of professional colleagues and the latest technology. This is a Wills, Estates, LPAs and/or Tax Planning opportunity, according to the your strengths and preferences. We are a friendly and diverse […]

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Calls for stricter regulations surrounding asbestos

The thinktank ResPublica has called for stricter regulations surrounding asbestos, which will bring the UK in line with other European countries. They warn that children in the UK can legally be exposed to 10 times as much asbestos in comparison to other European countries. They suggest that a register is compiled of all the locations […]

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More women in the workplace

In an article in The Times, it is reported that more women are now in employment, with an additional 1.6m women aged 16 to 64 now in paid work. This takes the female employment rate from 65.8% to 71.8%. Most are attracted to nursing, midwifery, caring and teaching however more traditional male roles also saw […]

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Have you got a ‘Pet-Nup’?

Yes, you’ve read this correctly. We always think about a ‘pre-nup’ (pre-nuptial agreement) but have you consider a ‘pet-nup’ before you get married? The Law Society recommends that couples consider a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement to provide the peace of mind that a pre-nuptial agreement provides. Although not legally binding, it will give clear instruction on your […]

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Air pollution could be responsible for over 36,000 deaths a year

In an article in The Guardian, it is reported that five people die each week in Bristol due to high levels of air pollution. The findings, which has been produced by researchers at King’s College London, examined the impact of PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide and found that they contributed to approximately 260 deaths in the […]

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Widow wins compensation pay out for husband’s death due to asbestos

A widow has won a High Court pay out for the death of her husband after it was claimed that his fatal cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos in the 1970s. Her deceased husband said that whilst playing truancy at school, he would hide under the stage in the school hall for up to […]

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Lovely client review for our Conveyancing and Will department

We were delighted to receive this review on Google this morning from a satisfied client: ‘Excellent service from the conveyancing department and the will section. Always helpful and would recommend their services. Thank you for all your help.’  

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More younger people looking to set up their own business

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have produced research that shows that one in five 16 to 21-year-olds are planning to become self-employed and 22% are looking to be their own boss.  Greater freedom and higher income are the main motives behind going to alone. The research also shows an increase in self-employment, with one […]

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House prices look set to rise over the next five years

Data from the estate agents Savills, has suggested that UK house prices will go up by an average of £35,000 over the next five years. This equates to a rise of 15.3%. Some areas will see a higher increase, with the North West rising by 24%, whilst Greater London will rise by an estimated 4%.

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