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Inheritance Tax gifts shake-up

10 Jul 2019

An independent review by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has concluded that the "seven year rule", a bedrock of UK inheritance tax (IHT) planning whereby assets given away during an individual's lifetime are exempt from IHT if the individual survives for at least seven years, should…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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No fault divorce - It's the future?

01 Jul 2019

There have been calls for Divorce law reform for a number of years and it now seems that a positive decision to that is imminent. MP's are debating The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which, if passed, will overhaul the current system of fault-based divorce. The idea behind the Bill is…

Family/Divorce

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Forbes Appoints Jennifer Ross As Associate In Conveyancing Department

21 Jun 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Jennifer Ross as an Associate in its Conveyancing Department. Jennifer, who is based in the Blackburn office, is a lawyer who has qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003, having worked in the legal sector since…

Residential Conveyancing

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NO FAULT DIVORCE: Proposed Changes and How Divorce Law will be Modernised

23 May 2019

The existing rules governing divorce are set under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. The law requires the petitioner to show that their marriage, or civil partnership, has irretrievably broken down. To do this they have to either prove that their partner (the respondent) is at fault, due to them…

Family/Divorce

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Not Complying with Court Orders can be Expensive!

16 Apr 2019

Unfortunately we are seeing more and more cases where one party is either not complying with a Court Order in its entirety or, is picking and choosing which parts of the Order they will adhere to. This can be a very expensive risk to take. In a recent Judgement of CM and CM 2019 EWSC 16 , the…

Family/Divorce

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Protection from Forced Marriage

03 Apr 2019

The media have recently reported on the protection for girls from forced marriage by increasing the minimum age to 18 years. Campaigners have raised the issue regarding children marrying at the age of 16 years with parental consent as remaining vulnerable to forced marriage. Conservative MP Pauline…

Family/Divorce

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Blues and Two's - Accidents Involving Emergency Vehicles

22 Mar 2019

How does the law treat the driver of an emergency vehicle passing through a red light whilst on an emergency call, probably on the way to save another life? In the case of Craggy v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (2009) two emergency vehicles collided t a traffic light junction, one a police…

Personal Injury

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What is the Difference between a Will and a Probate?

22 Mar 2019

The terminology surrounding the execution of a will can sometimes be quite daunting, especially when you are dealing with the death of a person or relative close to you. At Forbes Solicitors, we understand the information regarding this subject may not be the easiest to process, which is why we have…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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