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Category Archives: Legal Articles

Saturday, Feb-04, 2023

Cohabitation Misconceptions

Cohabitation Misconceptions [caption id="attachment_4786" align="alignleft" width="250"] Lucy Harbron[/caption] With strong growth in the numbers of couples cohabiting, Lucy Habron, part of our Family department, tackles some of the common misconceptions about legal status. Couples who live together and are not married represent one in every five family types in the UK. The latest Census reported…
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Hands-Free At All Times

Hands-Free At All Times [caption id="attachment_4853" align="alignleft" width="250"] Kate Develly[/caption] Changes in mobile phone laws affect all drivers. Criminal Law Executive Kate Develly looks at the implications. The Government has introduced new legislation making it illegal for drivers to use hand-held mobile phones whilst driving. Previously, under Regulation 110 of Road Vehicles (Construction & Use)…
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Harper’s Law

Harper's Law The death of PC Andrew Harper during his response to a burglary incident in Berkshire in September 2019 prompted new legislation to protect those working in the emergency services. Here Partner Peter Minnikin and Criminal Law Executive Kate Develly look at what the new law means. After PC Andrew Harper’s death while working,…
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Inheritance Tax – New Rules

Inheritance Tax - New Rules [caption id="attachment_2323" align="alignleft" width="250"] Elaine Lightfoot[/caption] This year has seen the introduction of new rules for inheritance tax reporting on estates where no tax is payable. Partner and Head of Private Client Elaine Lightfoot explores the changes. The arrival of 2022 brought with it changes by the Office of Tax…
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