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A woman who was paid £756,000 in a divorce settlement six years ago is now claiming an increased share of her ex-husband’s estate to more than £1 million – four years after his death. ... read more
April 27th, 2015
The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has written to the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, promising that he will review the effects of this month’s increase in civil court fees, according to the Law Society Gazette.  ... read more
April 9th, 2015
On 13 April the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 comes into effect. The act contains a range of law changes, including increased prison terms for serious crimes such as certain terrorism offences and internet trolling. ... read more
March 30th, 2015
A woman whose marriage broke down more than 30 years ago has been granted permission under a decision by the Supreme Court to seek payments from her ex-husband. ... read more
March 17th, 2015
Nick Singer, an employment barrister at 42 Bedford Row, explains why he joined myBarrister and how in just one year he has more than recovered his subscription with a range of interesting instructions. ... read more
March 4th, 2015
Eight out of 10 applications for family mediation result in agreement, according to the chief executive of National Family Mediation, Jane Robey. ... read more
February 27th, 2015
A proposed amendment to a 1973 law will enable residential owners of London property to rent out rooms, flats or their whole house for short-term lets within the law for the first time. Currently, those who let out their property on short-term lets face fines of up to £20,000 for failing to secure... ... read more
February 12th, 2015
An increase in the use of “no win, no fee” cases taken on by solicitors for clients claiming clinical negligence is a strong factor in the need by NHS trusts to set aside more money against potential payouts, according to a report on the BBC website. ... read more
February 11th, 2015
The EU Mortgage Credit Directive, which has to be implemented by March 2016, will disrupt the mortgage market by giving consumers more time than is necessary to consider loan offers, in the view of the UK government and the Council of Mortgage Lenders. ... read more
February 5th, 2015
Greater use of technology, shorter speeches by barristers and a stronger focus on pre-trial preparation are among the key suggestions of Sir Brian Leveson, who was commissioned by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, to report on how to improve the efficiency of courts. ... read more
January 23rd, 2015

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Today, 1st June, employers with fewer than 50 employees are under starter’s orders to enrol their workforce into a pension scheme by 1st April 2017 at the latest, under workplace pension reforms. posted on June 2nd, 2015