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UK government announces stamp duty cut

On 23rd September the UK's chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced a permanent cut to stamp duty on property purchases as part of his mini-budget. This change becomes effective immediately. The update...
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Overseas Entities and property transactions in the UK

The Register of Overseas Entities under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 commenced on 1 August 2022, but the changes to the Land Registration Act 2002 were delayed...
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The Impact of No Fault Divorce

On the 6 April 2022 Family Law saw one of the biggest shake ups for decades. This was the introduction of “No Fault Divorce”.  Under the previous law in order...
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No change in VAT rules for dilapidation payments – but be careful

HMRC has always treated dilapidation payments as compensation from a tenant to the landlord, for not returning the property in the condition it should be, according to the lease agreement being terminated....
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New no-fault divorce rules could increase the time to end relationships

There is just under a month to go until the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force on 6 April 2022. It will finally end the...
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COVID, Cookies and Copy and Paste

On 5 January 2022, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued its decision against the European Parliament (EP) in relation to the use of third-party cookies operated by US companies...
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‘A Very British Scandal’: How can you avoid a bitter divorce battle?

In our previous article we looked at the background to the explosive 1963 divorce case fought between the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, recently bought back to the fore by the...
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What does Margaret, Duchess of Argyll’s story teach us about British divorce? A legal review of ‘A Very British Scandal’

Whilst the now-infamous Argyll V Argyll divorce case took place nearly 60 years ago, the issues that arose from the 1963 court battle are still relevant by modern-day standard, which...
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An early Christmas present for Princess Haya

I was hoping to produce an article full of festive cheer, to get everyone in the Christmas spirit but then the news broke of the High Court’s decision in Princess...
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Eastenders Tiffany Butcher signs divorce papers following her split from Keegan Baker

For those of us who enjoy soap operas (myself included), you will have recently witnessed Tiffany’s departure from Eastenders following her separation from her husband Keegan, earlier this week. Fans...
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Why it is so important to seek advice early on when a relationship breaks down

Taylor Walton solicitors are based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire with a dedicated team of specialist family solicitors who are able to provide advice in relation to all aspects of family...
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Narrowing the scope of cyber-attack claims

Given the recent spate of cyber-attacks impacting every sector, from education and legal to manufacturing and pharmaceutical, when typically data is stolen, deleted or encrypted to extort a ransom, a...