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Brexit, What does it mean for family law?

Brexit, What does it mean for family law?

Monday, 27 June 2016
The UK’s shock vote to leave the EU on 23 June has sent tremors through industries all over the world and the legal arena is no different. However we must remember that we are unlikely to see any immediate changes. A Member State must give the...
Adultery and English law

Adultery and English law

Sunday, 08 May 2016
Adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a consenting man and woman, one or both of whom are already married to other people. Remarkably, adultery does not apply where lesser sexual acts have taken place, where the two people are of the...
New Stamp Duty rates apply from 1 April 2016.   How will you be affected?

New Stamp Duty rates apply from 1 April 2016. How will you be affected?

Thursday, 24 December 2015 | Elizabeth Larkin
Will my property be affected by the higher rates? The higher rates will only apply to the purchase of additional residential properties, for example second homes and buy-to-let properties that are purchased for more than £40,000.  What are...
Form E software error- Family Law

Form E software error- Family Law

Friday, 18 December 2015 | Elizabeth Larkin
The Ministry of Justice has admitted a fault with the online Form E so that those relying on its calculator may have had their assets miscalculated, potentially leading to the re-opening of negotiations. The online version was failing to subtract...
How much does a divorce cost?

How much does a divorce cost?

Sunday, 08 November 2015 | Elizabeth Larkin
Are you considering initiating a divorce, or perhaps your spouse is intending to commence divorce proceedings against you?  One of the questions you are likely to ask yourself is ‘how much does a divorce cost?’. The answer depends upon a...
What is Probate? And How Long Can I Expect It To Take?

What is Probate? And How Long Can I Expect It To Take?

Friday, 23 October 2015 | Elizabeth Larkin
What is a Grant of Probate? When a person dies, leaving behind a Will and more than £20,000 in bank accounts held in their sole name, a Grant of Probate is required to enable the Executors to access and administer the assets of the...
Ascot Lawyers Limited

Ascot Lawyers Limited

Sunday, 26 July 2015 | Elizabeth Larkin
In July 2015 Ascot Lawyers became a Limited Company. Ascot Lawyers is a trading name of Ascot Lawyers Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales with company number 08237614 and VAT number 745008448. The registered office for Ascot Lawyers...