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How long does it take to end a civil partnership?

By Civil Partnership, Family Law

The short answer is 4-6 months as long as there are no complications. Dissolving a civil partnership is not always an easy decision to make; it can be an emotional and stressful time, but it is important to know that apart from ending your partnership, separate financial decisions will also need to be made that can affect how you move on with your life.  If you are in a civil partnership in England or Wales,…

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The Challenges of Child Adoption

By Adoption, Family Law, Legal Advice

Despite a positive outcome for many, all adoptions are first created through loss; birth parents must part with their child and the child must part with the birth parents. Adoption loss can be caused by a range of factors, including relinquishment of the child by birth parents, removal of the child by child welfare authorities, or a voluntary decision by adoptive parents to end an adoption. In each unique case, the individual may experience a sense…

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How to Avoid Corporate Insolvency

By Corporate Insolvency, Litigation

“The risk of insolvency for your business can be minimised if you take action early” If your outgoings outweigh your incomings and you owe your creditors far more than you can pay back, you may be thinking it’s time to throw in the corporate towel and apply for bankruptcy. By making changes to the way you manage your finances and seeking professional advice you may well save your business from going under. Today, the risk…

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How to Help Someone Going Through a Divorce

By Divorce, Family Law

“When your marriage has broken down, it can be a traumatic experience. If you also consider all of your matrimonial assets including pensions, property and the impact it may have on any children, it would be pragmatic to seek professional legal advice.” You may or may not be aware, but as part of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, ‘no- fault divorce’ has replaced our out-dated divorce process in the hope of better reflecting…

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What should I do if I have been issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) with an expiry date of 31 December 2024?

By Immigration Law, Legal Advice, Visas

Right now, you don’t need to do anything. If you have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) since 1 January 2020, you will have received a BRP that has an expiration date of 31 December 2024. This is because the Home Office had planned to introduce BRPs which incorporated next-generation encryption technology from 1 January 2025, to meet EU requirements. Given that the BRPs that were being issued by the Home Office did not…

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Broken engagement – legal ramifications

By Divorce, Family Law, Legal Advice

Most couples get engaged before marriage, but what happens if they don’t make it down the aisle? There are some legal ramifications to consider when breaking off an engagement. Before the Family Law Act 1981 came into effect, the happy announcement of an engagement was considered to be a legally binding contract. If the engagement was called off without any lawful justification, the person responsible for pulling out could be sued for damages for breach…

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Child abduction – what to do

By Family Law

Your Missing Child : What you can do in a Child Abduction situation If you believe that the other parent or a family member is planning to take your child abroad without your permission, we are here to help. Do you believe the other parent or a family member is planning to take your child abroad without your consent? Has your child’s other parent or family member already taken your child out of the country…

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The Graduate Visa

By Immigration Law, Visas

The importance of preparing graduate visa applications carefully and thoroughly The Graduate Visa is for international students who have completed an eligible course of study at UK bachelor’s degree-level or above who want to work, or look for work, following the successful completion of their higher education. The study course must be with a recognised higher education provider and be fully compliant in order for an application to be started; a successful application will enable…

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Ways to challenge a personal guarantee

By Commercial Law, Legal Advice, Private Legal Services

Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated or relied upon as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Guarantees are a form of suretyship which allow either a company or an individual, regarded as the guarantor, to agree to be liable for the obligations of another, the principal. The principal owes obligations to a…

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R H-N and Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448

By Family Law

R H-N and Others (Children) (Domestic Abuse: Finding of Fact Hearings) [2021] EWCA Civ 448 Introduction R H-N and Others is a combined appeal case which came before the Court of Appeal. The appeal largely focuses on the interrelation between proceedings concerning the arrangements for children and allegations/findings of domestic abuse. The court’s ruling has produced new guidance for the family law courts in England and Wales to follow and has demonstrated a heightened focus…

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