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18 Jan 2021 New Year, New Beginnings: Why January is peak divorce month

Family Partner, Harriet Errington looks at why enquiries for divorce peak in January and whether it will still be the case this year during lockdown?

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15 Jan 2021 Can Turnover Rents Save Bricks and Mortar Retail?

In a recent article in CoStar, Commercial Real Estate Senior Associate, Jane Reyersbach, looks at whether turnover rents could save the high street, following the impact of the pandemic on the sector.

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13 Jan 2021 ‘Aggressive’ tactics used to ditch senior execs who are working at home

In Personnel Today, Employment Partner, Simon Gorham highlights how some employers, in sectors that have been badly affected by the pandemic, have resorted to aggressive tactics with the aim of cutting senior executives without proper compensation.

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04 Jan 2021 The GDPR for English law trusts and estates

We live in an increasingly regulated world and data protection is an area of more extensive compliance since the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018.

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04 Jan 2021 Becoming a B Corp – the legal implications

B Corporations (“B Corps”) are businesses that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose”.

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04 Jan 2021 New divorce laws for international couples come into force

The UK government confirmed the new rules surrounding divorces in England and Wales involving other European countries, which came into force after 31 December 2020.

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24 Dec 2020 Brexit set to complicate divorce proceedings

In a recent article in the FT Adviser, Family Partner, Harriet Errington outlines what the new Brexit rules coming into force from 31 December mean and how they will affect divorce petitions that are filed in two different jurisdictions.

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21 Dec 2020 Increasing number of applications to convert unused retail space into homes are being rejected

The number of rejected planning applications to convert retail property into residential space increased by 35% last year, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm.

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18 Dec 2020 What can be done where trustees or personal representatives have made a mistake?

In a recent STEP article Private Wealth Partner, Mark Lindley outlines what can be done when a trustee or personal representative makes a mistake and the possible legal remedies.

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16 Dec 2020 Christmas shopping: Push back against push payment scams

One of the many effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been a change in consumer behaviour. Shoppers need to be mindful of their online activity and how and who they are making payment too. Associate, Adam Speake, outlines the current system and the options available to APP scam victims.

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