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Watch out for these upcoming employment law changes

Employment law is changing in 2024. This year marks a period of substantial updates, impacting various aspects of the workplace and across numerous sectors. Understanding these changes is essential for compliance and maintaining a harmonious workplace, so make sure you plan accordingly and make yourself familiar with what’s to come. Flexible working (from 6 April…
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The pros and cons of handling your own divorce

Understanding the process of divorce can be complex and emotionally taxing. With the introduction of no-fault divorce laws in England, more couples are considering handling their divorces themselves. Even in seemingly straightforward cases, the drawbacks of a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce significantly outweigh any perceived benefits. Advantages of a DIY divorce While some may see the…
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Prenups, petnups and postnups – What do you need to know?

When we think of entering a marriage or cohabiting, the legal aspects are often the last thing on our minds. The growing popularity of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, however, along with petnups, highlights the practicality of planning for various eventualities. Prenuptial agreements (Prenups) A prenuptial agreement, often known as a prenup, is a legal document…
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Things to know as a first-time buyer

Purchasing your first house is an exciting step in life. Whether it is moving out of your family home for the first time, or simply moving from rented accommodation into your own home, it is a process which can be daunting for the first-time buyer.   To help you understand the ins and outs of buying…
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Navigating child arrangements in cohabitation agreements

Cohabitation agreements can be complex legal matters, especially when addressing child arrangements as they often present unique challenges for unmarried couples. While this may seem like an intimidating hurdle to cross, understanding the legal aspects can offer some clarity and guidance for couples. Cohabitation agreements which deal with child arrangements primarily aim to provide security…
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Landlords: How do you end a commercial lease early?

Commercial leases are helpful legal contracts which ensure that all parties agree on how long the tenant can inhabit the property. However, ending a commercial lease early can be a stressful and confusing process for the landlord. Here, the process of ending a lease with and without a break clause can be achieved. Ending with…
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Understanding your property rights in cohabitation agreements

When a couple decides to live together, the legal implications can sometimes take a backseat amidst the excitement of moving in together. One important step that couples should consider when living together is obtaining a cohabitation agreement. By discussing and creating a cohabitation agreement, couples can proactively address potential issues and establish a clear framework…
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Are you considering a divorce? Debunking common divorce misconceptions

Divorce is an increasingly misunderstood and highly publicised topic, which can cause issues when couples do begin divorce proceedings. Let’s take a moment to debunk some of the most common myths, to bring clarity and understanding to this complex process. Quick divorce The media often sensationalises celebrity ‘quickie divorces’, leading to the belief that divorces…
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