Insight & opinion

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Living together successfully

New statistics released by the Office for National Statistics show a dramatic increase in couples choosing to cohabit rather than remarry, raising 10% in the last 10 years, with particular increase showing in the over 40 age group. The figures … Continue reading

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Listen, listen and listen again

One of the best compliments I have received from a client, who also happened to be an international lawyer, was that she was very impressed with my listening skills, something she had not found to be a common skill amongst … Continue reading

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery; how the new changes affect landlords.

From 6 April 2014, the ancient remedy of distress whereby a bailiff could arrive at commercial premises unannounced and demand payment of rent arrears or seize goods will be no more. Landlords can still send bailiffs to collect commercial rent … Continue reading

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A green light for developers, or not?

Developers naturally just want to get on with building work to realise a return on their investment. Any delays, particularly if there is any an element of finance involved, can seriously eat into their profit margins. One cause of delays, … Continue reading

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Increased limits on tribunal awards

On 6 April 2014, there will be a number of increases to the maximum awards that can be claimed in a tribunal. The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £74,200 to £76,574. The maximum amount of a … Continue reading

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