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What happens to the matrimonial home when a couple gets divorced?

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In divorce proceedings where spouses are unable to agree terms, the family court has the power to decide upon an appropriate financial settlement which meets the parties’ needs. For many separating couples a significant part of their financial settlement will be concerned with the matrimonial home.

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Landlords: more new changes to affect your possession claims

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Buy-to-let property

Jacqui Walton offers a further update on the latest Practice Direction for landlords, coming into effect later this month.

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Treating chronic pain is difficult – NICE’s guidance on pain medication assumes it’s simple

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NICE has recently issued guidance for health professionals to stop prescribing pain medication for people suffering with chronic pain, due to the potential problems common drugs may cause. Unfortunately, according to Louise Hart, they’re suggesting a blanket change for a complex issue.

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The Government’s “Better Health Strategy” is a good start, but mustn’t forget about those affected most severely by obesity

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Richard Coleman, head of our specialist bariatric surgery claims team, writes on the latest obesity-tackling plans from the Government.

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Brain injury training for prison staff is vital, and studies support it

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Following Headway’s appointment as the organisation responsible for training prison staff about brain injury, Beth Evans looks at the background studies showing why this programme is so important.

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Tax and Trust changes afoot

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Partner and head of our Private Client team James McNeile examines two important notices issued this month: the first one signalling potential changes to taxation of chargeable gains, and the second concerning the final regulations regarding the UK Trust Register.

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Capital Gains Tax changes April 2020

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New rules in respect of capital gains tax (CGT) will come into force, for UK residents, affecting all disposals of property from 6 April 2020.

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Wills witnessed over video link to be legal

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The Government is bringing in legislation that will allow individuals to have their Wills witnessed via video links. The legislation will apply to Wills made since 31 January 2020, the date of the first registered Covid-19 case in England and Wales.

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The tale of Covid-19, the Statutory Residence Test and “Exceptional Circumstances”

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Travel in coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused great uncertainty for many clients, including those who have found themselves stuck in a jurisdiction, unable to leave on the date they intended. It has triggered particular concern for non-UK resident individuals whose tax status may be impacted by a longer stay in the UK.

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Change a Cometh: the modernisation of the Lasting Power of Attorney process

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Lasting Power of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) ramps up its effort to modernise and digitalise its service.

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Landlords: new changes to affect your possession claims

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Buy-to-let property

Landlords have been able to make new possession claims during the lockdown but there has been a stay on the Court issuing new and progressing existing proceedings until 23 August 2020. Urgent changes have now been made by the Government dealing with how claims will be managed by the Court. Court Practice Direction 55C has been introduced and comes into force on the 23 August 2020. These temporary provisions will be in effect until 28 March 2021

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Domestic abuse and coronavirus – the impact of lockdown on victims

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Domestic abuse victim

Zoe Robinson explains the impact of lockdown on the prevalence of domestic violence in the UK, and details some of the support available for victims.

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