14 06, 2021

What is a ‘no fault’ divorce?

In June 2020, The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill gained Royal Assent. The new laws will allow parties to petition for divorce without ‘fault’ and will put an end to the ‘blame game’. Courts minister [...]

10 07, 2020

Stamp Duty Holiday until March 2021

The Government has announced a Stamp Duty Holiday until March 2021 The chancellor has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. [...]

21 01, 2020

Divorce or relationship breakdown

It is difficult to know where to turn when faced with divorce or relationship breakdown. Dealing with the emotional turbulence the process entails, and having to think about the associated financial matters and arrangements for [...]

29 12, 2019

UPDATE – Probate fees increase scrapped

Following months of uncertainty, the Government has announced that it will not be increasing probate application fees in 2020. The fees will remain at £155 for solicitor applications (£215 for individuals), avoiding a controversial [...]

28 11, 2017

Stamp Duty relief for first-time buyers

In its Autumn 2017 Budget, the Government has provided relief for first-time property buyers with the aim of reducing the upfront costs of a property purchase and supporting home ownership. A first-time buyer is [...]

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