Legal Updates

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.

August 2013

The Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme = peace of mind for our clients.

The Law Society, the professional body for Solicitors in England and Wales, has announced plans to introduce a quality accreditation scheme for will drafting and estate administration. We are pleased to report that we have already registered our interest in the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, which will open for applications from 31 October 2013. […]

March 2013

The End of Legal Aid?

Did you know that from 1st April 2013, there will be dramatic cuts to the availability of Legal Aid in a wide variety of family law situations? This will affect many people but Brain Chase Coles Solicitors will be offering alternative funding solutions tailored to suit your needs.

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