Legal Updates

September 2018

Should I let them take my children?

There are occasions when a parent might be asked to voluntarily agree to their child being cared for by the Local Authority.  But if you are such a parent and a social worker is asking you to let them place your child elsewhere for a while, what do you need to know? It is important […]

July 2018

What next for divorce?

The Supreme Court has dismissed Mrs Owens’ appeal in the recent case of Owens v Owens and many family lawyers join those calling for a ‘No Fault’ divorce option for couples wishing to divorce amicably but what does this mean in practice? Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1978 and have two adult children.  Over […]

September 2016

What can we learn from the trial of Helen Titchener?

The nation has recently been gripped by the ongoing saga of Helen Titchener.  But behind the drama and intrigue that kept us all guessing, what lessons can we learn? Helen Titchener (nee Archer) was acquitted but it was a touch and go decision through the hour long Archers special on 11th September 2016.  By way of […]

July 2016

Finally – a £1 million Inheritance Tax allowance?

The answer is yes for some people. This is because in addition to the traditional nil rate band (the amount each person is allowed to have before paying inheritance tax ‘IHT’, currently set at £325,000) the Government is introducing a new residential nil rate band allowance ‘RNRB’ from 6 April 2017.  The RNRB will start […]

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