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National recognition for Weightmans family lawyer

A solicitor from national law firm Weightmans' family team has been recognised by the UK’s leading family law organisation Resolution.

Eleanor Webster
Ellie Webster Associate

Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975; claims, limitation periods and pre nuptial agreements

The High Court of England and Wales has recently rejected a claim for reasonable financial provision from the estate of Michael Frederick Hendry

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

Making a will and conditional gifts

Where a testator's child predeceases them, a gift left within a Will passes to their descendants unless a contrary intention states otherwise.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

Law Commission consultation: surrogacy update

The Law Commission's consultation on changes to UK surrogacy laws closes on 27 September 2019

Office of the Public Guardian publishes Safeguarding Strategy

OPG has published its Safeguarding Strategy for 2019 to 2025, setting out plans to improve the safeguarding services offered to vulnerable adults.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

LEGAL COMMENT: An end to the blame game? No fault divorce law 'coming soon'

The BBC reported this morning that divorce laws in England and Wales will be overhauled so that couples can divorce more quickly with less acrimony.…

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Associate

LEGAL COMMENT: Online divorce pilot comes to an end

The extended pilot of the online divorce system concludes today, 29 March 2019.

Emma Collins
Emma Collins Partner

LEGAL COMMENT: Marriage statistics show slight rise, but remain at historic low

Matthew Taylor comments on the latest ONS statistics on marriage rates in 2016..

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Associate


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