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Should I start divorce proceedings now? An Update

Louise Rhys-Thomas
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Hot on the heels of my recent article considering the timing of starting divorce proceedings ( https://www.hughes-paddison.co.uk/site/blog/matrimonial_index/should-i-start-divorce-proceedings-now ), on Monday 7th June 2021 Ministers announced that the...

Should I start divorce proceedings now?

Louise Rhys-Thomas
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Here at Hughes Paddison, we have been closely following the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act since its announcement in 2018, through Parliament to receiving Royal Assent on 26 th June 2020. Its introduction will see some of the most ground-breaking...

End of life care wishes

Claire Holland
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We are all thinking more about our health at the moment and you may be concerned over how your wishes might be followed if the worst should happen and you are unable to make you own decisions regarding your treatment and care.  Many people have strong...

Dementia Friendly

Leah Vincent
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There are nearly 1 million people currently living in the UK with dementia. Led by the Alzheimer’s Society, this week is Dementia Action Week, which is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people...

Transferable Nil Rate Band and Nil Rate Band Will Trusts

Caroline Farmer
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In October 2007 the Government introduced the Transferable Nil Rate Band (TNRB). All individuals have their own Nil Rate Bands (NRB) which has stood at £325,000 since 2009 and will remain at this level until at least 2026. The NRB is that part of the...

Debt Respite Scheme Regulations - another body blow for landlords

Emily Arnold
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Many tenants have fallen into significant arrears of rent during the Coronavirus pandemic. Landlords are feeling the financial pain, and the restrictions that have prevented the early termination of leases has added to that pain. And just as we start to...

Covid-19 vaccinations, capacity & consent

Caroline Farmer
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The Covid-19 vaccination rollout is the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever undertaken. Uptake of the vaccine has far outreached expectations, with more than 19 million having received at least one jab, and more than 700,000 a second. Yet, it...

Separated parents: Coronavirus and child arrangements

Julie Bennett
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It's December, hats and scarves are out, we are all thinking about how we will spend the festive holiday and who we can spend it with in light of the COVID-19 tiered restrictions. Recently we have had to put more thought into how to spend time safely...

What a relief!

Emily Arnold
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Forfeiture is a remedy that can allow a landlord to terminate a lease if the tenant does not make payments of rent. In the case of commercial property, the lease can be forfeited by way of peaceable re-entry - ie changing the locks. But this robust action...

Commercial contracts: What's the limit of your liability?

Jonathan Rathbone
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The extent of each party’s liability is a key part of a commercial contract and is likely to be subject to extensive negotiation. An indemnity is a promise usually made in a contract to pay money out on the occurrence of a specified event. It aims to...

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