Pension Sharing Orders

Disparities in pensions wealth are highlighted if there is a divorce. We go over the reasons for this inequality, and show how you can deal with this pension contribution gap.

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Legal Aid for Family Law solicitors

The UK’s Legal Aid system allows access to justice for all, and it’s a tightly-controlled process. We go over the rules and the eligibility criteria.

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Our Family Law team has just grown to include legal executive Harriet Whiteside. Harriet has a good all-round knowledge of Family Law, and has a particular interest in its effect on children and care proceedings.

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Mediation for divorce

The Ministry of Justice is on the verge of providing couples intending to divorce tax-free vouchers of around £500 to contribute towards the cost of mediation. This could reduce both stress and court time.

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Our Intestacy Rules Flowchart goes through all the steps taken to decide what happens if you die without having a valid Will.

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An LPA lets loved ones care for you

Lasting Powers of Attorney are not just for the elderly, so it’s time to modernise – and digitise – this important document. The Office of the Public Guardian and Solicitors for the Elderly are in consultation about how to get this right.

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Grateful client present

As the first tranche of SDLT holiday comes to an end, we look back at the last year’s sales rush, and look forward to the future.

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Probate fees are being revised by the Ministry of Justice: we provide a breakdown of the fees that will have to be paid when administering a Will.

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Opportunities for IHT-free giving

Did you know you can reduce your inheritance tax liability on death by making tax-free lifetime gifts? We are now in the second quarter of the tax year 2021/2021 so there is still plenty of time to make use of this year’s exemptions and allowances. Making use of ‘gifts’ Everyone has an annual exemption of […]

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Intestacy is easy to avoid

What is ‘Intestacy’? And what happens if you die with no Will? In the event that an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part of) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy – described in […]

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No-fault divorce April 2022

It’s had a surprisingly fast transition through parliament; the No-fault Divorce finally becomes an option for separating couples in April 2022

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We support the charity Will Aid

Cunningtons support charity and the local community through Will Aid.

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