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Marriage v the Common Law myth

With the most popular day for marriage almost upon us, lawyers are trying to raise awareness of the myth that is the “common law marriage”. Saturday 18th August 2018 is reported to be the most common day to tie the knot. However, the number of people committing to marry has steadily decreased since the 1970’s, […]

De facto directorship and its implications

If you are involved in the running or management of a company and/or operating on an equal footing with those formally appointed as directors of the company then you run the risk, in the event of the company entering a formal insolvency process, that you will be considered a “de facto” director. When a company […]

38,900 family-based arrangements made by parents following contact with CM Options

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently released statistics in respect of child maintenance arrangements after speaking to Child Maintenance Options, the company designed to explain to parents how they can regulate their own arrangements without the need to use the Child Maintenance Service. The statistics cover the period between February 2017 and […]

Divorcing wife brings claim against driver who killed her husband

In a sad case a claim was brought by a divorcing wife against a man who killed her estranged husband when he hit him driving 86mph in a 40mph zone. The couple had separated in January 2014 after the husband had a affair. The accident happened in June 2014. The wife brought a claim valued […]

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