All Change for Accelerated Possession Claims

By Danielle Hughes at 16:00

The court forms for issuing a claim for possession of property under the accelerated possession procedure have now been amended to reflect the changes in legislation which came into place in October 2015.

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Universal Credit - Another Problem?

By Paul Hunt at 16:00

We have heard a lot in recent news about Universal Credits, mostly from the point of view of delay in implementing payments to new claimants. Something which has had rather less publicity is the effect that the transition from Universal Credits from other forms of benefit can have upon spousal maintenance, i.e. support payments made between the adults as distinct from child support.

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As a private client solicitor, I see people from all walks of life who realise the importance of making plans for the future. There remains, however, one group of individuals who appear to feel disconnected from the problems that older age can bring; The Young. Anecdotal evidence points to the fact that anxieties over Brexit, an ever-widening gap between house prices and salaries, and a belief that there’s no point planning for an uncertain future are leading to an avoidance by 20, 30 and 40-somethings of making vital long-term plans.

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The ‘Paradise papers’ revelations have once again placed a spotlight on the world of offshore finance and the use of complex structures to shield cash away from higher taxes. Whilst the media swoop in on the high profile celebrities exposed in the leaked papers, the companies who provide the financial advisory services to them also face public scrutiny.

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Restrictive covenants are essentially contractual clauses which restrain an employee from undertaking certain actions upon termination of employment.

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