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Family Court Fees

Family Court Fees

The introduction of Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2021 has now increased certain court fees for the first time since 2016. The court fees are increasing due to inflation. The following increases will have effect: – The fee for filing a petition for a divorce, a nullity or civil partnership dissolution will increase from £550 …

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Procter v Procter

Exclusive Possession: The paradox resolved in the Proctor case.

Procter -v-Procter [2021] EWCA Civ 167 The Court of Appeal determined in the above case that a tenancy at will protected by Agricultural Holding Act 1986 existed.  In this case, various members of the proctor family owned a large estate in Yorkshire, which was held as a partnership.  The freehold title of the property had been …

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Make your Wills and LPA's

Millions of pensioners are still without Wills or LPAs

Experts have reminded the British public of the importance of making arrangements in case of death or lack of capacity. This comes off the back of latest research which has shown that millions of pensioners do not have Wills or Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in place. According to a recent study conducted by retirement …

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Dealing with dementia – We are here to Help!

What is dementia? Dementia is a general term for over 100 different diseases, including Alzheimer’s. It describes the symptoms of several diseases and conditions which cause the progressive decline of the brain. One type of dementia is the most common. Symptoms associated with dementia: Thinking speed lowered Difficulty in making Judgement Mood and emotions Memory …

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Who is entitled to see your Will after death ?

The right to see a person’s will after they die depends on whether probate has been granted. If it isn’t, only those named executors are entitled to do so before their death but once the grant of Probate is obtained, that situation changes, and the Will becomes a public document. The executors of a Will …

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Changes to notice periods in England from 1 October 2021 – Section 21

UPDATE–30TH September 2021 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021 coming into force on 1 October 2021 means that notice periods will now revert to pre-covid time. What does this mean?  This means that the notice period for section 21 notice will revert to 2 months’ notice and …

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