Legal Updates

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 […]

April 2014

Big Changes In Family Law

For those who do not know, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013 bring in a number of fundamental changes to the area of Family Law with effect from 22nd April 2014.

December 2013

New Child Maintenance Service

On 25th November 2013 the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has taken over from the Child Support Agency (CSA) for all new child maintenance cases. Furthermore a new and more complex formula has been introduced to calculate maintenance payable.

December 2013

Same Sex Weddings

Local MP Maria Miller who is the Women and Equalities Minister, has announced that the first same sex weddings in England and Wales will take place from Saturday 29th March 2014. This is several months earlier than originally anticipated.

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