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Withy King solicitor makes the Hot 100

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A family solicitor from Withy King has made it into The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list for 2015 – and is the only associate in the UK to have done so. Rebecca Stevens, who works in the family law team at …

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Unique gay divorce case sees deceased tycoon’s £6m estate claimed by former partner

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In what is thought to be the first lesbian divorce case to reach the Court of Appeal, the former partner of a successful property developer is fighting for a larger portion of her £6m fortune.

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Lorry driver badly hurt at company depot

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Domestic freight operation firm DHL has been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was run over by his own vehicle at a depot in Bedfordshire.

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Lords debate proposals to give greater rights to cohabitees

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A bill which will give greater legal protection to cohabitees has been debated in the House of Lords.

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First-time buyers on the rise

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The number of first-time buyers in the UK has hit a seven year high.

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Changes announced by the Office of the Public Guardian

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Deputies appointed by the Court of Protection could be subject to stricter supervision, under proposals published last month.

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The changing face of Britain’s homes and families

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New analysis today shows that British families are shrinking but households are expanding.

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An app to report potholes

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Reporting a pothole

Potholes are in the news again this week following the release into the public domain of some facts and figures about what councils are spending on highway repairs, and the state of the roads generally. Louise Huckstep, solicitor in our Personal Injury team, who frequently acts for those injured as a result of potholes, highlights ways in which you can report potholes.

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Father loses appeal against terms of contact order

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In a case that has caused considerable controversy, a divorced father has been ordered by the court to take his children to Mass at Christmas.

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Record number of absent parents paying child maintenance

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A crackdown on ­absent parents who fail to pay for their children has been hailed a success.

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One accreditation standard for Mediators

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A leading association of family lawyers has hailed a new set of standards for Mediators.

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Divorce is starting today

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Legal firms were bracing themselves today for ‘Divorce Monday’, when they typically see a surge in queries from spouses planning to break up after the Christmas holidays.

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