No Fault Divorce

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The idea of no-fault divorce has been simmering for a long time. It was originally introduced in the 1990s as part of the Family Law Act 1996 but never made it into practice and that part of the Act was later appealed.

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Recently the Civil Liability Bill has been passed through the House of Lords. This legislation is likely to be implemented in April 2020. The legislation will see an increase in the “small claims limit” and a tariff system be introduced for Road Traffic Accident claims.

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Stamp Duty - How has it changed?

By Jasper Dawson at 00:00

There was a time when Stamp Duty payable on the purchase of the property was simple in that there was a fixed percentage payable on all types of property if the purchase price exceeded a threshold which was intermittently raised with inflation.

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Insuring Your Property on Exchange

By Christopher Courtenay at 00:00

Another question I am often asked.... Why do I need to insure my property on the exchange of contracts instead of the date of completion? Good question. It can be a common misconception with buyers of property that a Conveyancer actually acts for the mortgage lender as well as them.

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No Fault Divorce - Could this be happening at last?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The Times has reported that the Justice Minister has indicated a commitment to put a bill before Parliament to introduce ‘no-fault divorce’ “sometime after May this year”. Presently, the grounds for divorce (and for dissolution of a civil partnership) are essentially as set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

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