We often use the phrase ‘my word is my bond’, but when it comes to legal agreements many presume that if something is not set out in writing, it is unenforceable.
According to the latest statistics, HM Treasury receipts from Inheritance Tax (IHT) increased by 22 per cent in the 2015/16 financial year over figures recorded in 2014/15. IHT takings soared to a record-breaking £4.7 billion – news which, more than ever, highlights the importance of effective future and IHT planning.
If you are tying the knot after a divorce, you must ensure that you do not fall into the dreaded ‘remarriage trap’.
A dizzying number of employment law changes were introduced in April 2016 – all of which have varied implications for employers and employees across the country.
Startling studies conducted by Independent Age have called into question whether local authorities are meeting their care obligations to provide support to elderly and vulnerable adults in Britain.
By Kevin Double
With the school summer holidays looming on the horizon, many separated parents are likely to encounter disagreements about contact arrangements for the holiday period.
By Charlotte Woolven-Brown
The Government’s recently introduced Immigration Bill makes various changes to laws applying to foreign workers in 2016. Most notably, these include: creating a greater offence of illegal working; requiring all public-facing public-sector employees to speak English fluently; and introducing an immigration skills charge for employers that use foreign workers.
It’s a sad fact that we receive more enquiries regarding divorce at this time of year, than at any other. For many, the new year invokes a spirit of new beginnings and leaving the past behind.
Who benefits from speeding fines?
by Jeremy Sirrell
Speed cameras. Always a controversial subject and long thought of as being a method by which to extrapolate cash from motorists for the benefit of the police.
Christmas isn’t always about happy families
by Kevin Double
It is just a few weeks until Christmas, a very special time for children. However, the issue of where children should spend Christmas can lead to arguments between parents who have separated from one another. Where such issues arise, it is important to deal with the arrangements for Christmas contact as soon as possible.