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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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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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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Lasting Power of Attorney

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney means your loved ones can care for you if the worst happens. Order an LPA for your unknown future.

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Dementia care week

In Dementia Action Week we increase focus on that vulnerable section of society who are losing out in our broken care system.

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Siblings dispute Will

When one child is disinherited, there will obviously be friction: but is it right to suggest a testator is incapable of writing their own Will?

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Dying Matters raises awareness of issues to do with dying, death and bereavement. They 2021 campaign focusses on being in #InAGoodPlace to die.

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Inheritance act claims

When you die, if you leave a valid Will you are under no obligation to leave assets to your adult children. As the case of Miles and Shearer vs Shearer shows, your Will can stipulate who benefits from your estate in England and Wales.

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