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British families pay a record £5 billion inheritance tax

24/08/17 Author:

Families in the UK have paid more than £5 billion inheritance tax in a single year for the first time ever. The record figure reflects the increasing value of estates, largely fuelled by rising house prices. HMRC says that £5.1 billion... Read More

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Wife wins appeal against equal shares divorce settlement

22/08/17 Author: Michele Wright

A wife has won her appeal against a divorce settlement that gave her husband an equal share of the marital assets. The case involved a couple whose relationship, including cohabiting and marriage, lasted six years. They had no children. At... Read More

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Woman sacked after becoming pregnant wins £25,000 compensation

09/08/17 Author:

A woman who was sacked by an employment agency after becoming pregnant has been awarded £25,000 compensation. Daniella Lewandowski started working for the Bradford District Apprenticeship Training Agency in 2015. She had a minor role at first... Read More

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How lasting powers of attorney can help protect your future

08/08/17 Author:

The recent Dementia Awareness Week, organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, put the spotlight on the challenges we face as we live longer lives and encounter the illnesses associated with old age. A study published by the journal, BMC Medicine,... Read More

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Husband loses appeal against £4.25m divorce settlement

04/08/17 Author: Michele Wright

A judge was not at fault when he exercised his discretion to award a woman a £4.25m divorce settlement based on her “needs”. That was decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a couple who had been married for two years but had a... Read More

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