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COVID-19 crisis causes even more problems with capital gains tax

On divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership important timescales apply when considering the potential impact of Capital Gains Tax.

Fiona O'Sullivan
Fiona O'Sullivan Consultant
Do not resuscitate, advance decisions, LPAs and safeguarding

The tabloids this week have reported that elderly people are being pressured into signing 'do not resuscitate forms,' it is important to take stock of…

John-Paul Dennis
John-Paul Dennis Principal Associate

Private children cases are increasing year on year – why?

Cafcass received a total of 4,118 new private law cases (involving 6,064 children) in January 2020

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

Domestic violence and COVID-19 restrictions

The order to stay at home could be causing increasing harm, anxiety and stress for those who are experiencing or feel they are at risk from domestic…

Eleanor Webster
Ellie Webster Associate

Final orders and closure in financial remedy proceedings in the wake of coronavirus

Can parties who entered into a financial settlement in the months leading up to the pandemic be assured of the closure they would ordinarily be almost…

Natalie Smith Associate

Cohabitation - A Survival Guide

Here are Weightmans’ top 10 tips if you have chosen to move in together.

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Associate

Guardian appointments in wills

Making a will is never usually at the top of a ‘To Do’ List but it is essential, even in better times.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

Coronavirus and maintenance

Coronavirus is an increasing concern for anyone receiving either spousal or child maintenance.

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Associate

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