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Supreme Court hears eagerly-awaited cross-border divorce dispute

Family lawyers north and south of Hadrian’s Wall are eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court following a hearing last week that could have…

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Associate

Thirty years of the Children Act – a family lawyer reflects

Family Law Partner Fiona Turner reflects on the revolutionary Children Act 1989, now in its thirtieth year.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

Renewable power in the higher education sector

A recent deal has reportedly allowed universities to fix the price of their power for the next ten years, protecting them against fluctuations in a…

CEST la vie - Check employment status for tax tool

The updated HMRC CEST tool to help determine whether a contractor is inside or outside the scope of IR35 is finally here.

Chris Bailey-Gibbs
Chris Bailey-Gibbs Associate

Our top 10 tips for why millennials should have a will in place

Research conducted by Weightmans LLP shows that over 95% of those under 35 have not made a will. Here are our top 10 tips for why millennials should…

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

Fundamental dishonesty: Is surveillance always necessary?

In the case of Carol Sammut v The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (2019), Deputy High Court Judge Allen dismissed the claimant’s claim against the…

Sarah Hopwood
Sarah Hopwood Principal Associate

Separated parents urged to settle disputes over Christmas child arrangements

Parents should try to finalise arrangements for spending time with their children over the festive period as quickly as possible.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

Banking Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The outcome of the election could have a significant impact upon the tax rates payable on the sale of assets, including shares.

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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