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  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Changes to Legal Aid from April 2013
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    In an effort to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales by £350m a year, the funding availability has now greatly reduced, with these changes coming in from April 2013. The restrictions in family law matters, such as divorce and custody battles, will most greatly impact on our clients. We expect this to… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    The Real Costs of Divorce
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    A recent report by the Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales showed complaints by clients in divorce and family law were higher than in any other category. Nearly a quarter of these complaints related to costs. Here at Edward Hands and Lewis solicitors we have been offering a fixed fee divorce for over a year…. Learn more

  • Romance in Britain – it’s a dog’s life
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      One of the most contentious aspects of separation – particularly of divorce, where many of your possessions are jointly owned in the eyes of the law – is the division of assets. You might find it fairly easy to divide up your CD and DVD collection (he takes Die Hard 4.0, she keeps Failure… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Survey finds almost a quarter of divorcees fail to disclose assests
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      The Co-operative Legal Services have commissioned a survey carried out by Onepoll which revealed that just short of a quarter of divorcees tried to hide assets to keep them secure during their divorce. There were 800 people questioned and, although the survey was not nationally representative, nearly a quarter is still quite a shocking… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Divorce Hot Spots
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      The Ministry of Justice has published a list of divorce “hot spots” (where the highest number of divorce petitions has been filed) in England and Wales. Leicester County Court was the third highest with 1,800 petitions filed between October 2011 and September 2012. The highest was Birmingham with 2,800 and then Weston-Super-Mare with 2,500…. Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Talk about Pensions
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    According to the eighth annual Scottish Widows Women and Pensions Report it was discovered that only 15% of divorce woman said that pensions had been discussed as part of their settlement. This is particularly concerning as Scottish Widows have revealed that 1 in 10 woman are wholly dependant upon their partners savings to fund them… Learn more

  • Family Law in the News
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    Several recent developments in family law are worth taking a look at – here are just a few headlines from the past few weeks:  Recommendations by FCAs accepted by courts in 75% of cases  CAFCASS (the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) carried out an independent review of 170 cases from June 2012,… Learn more

  • Legal Help At The Hardest of Times with EHL
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      Christmas is a wonderful time of the year when we are able to spend quality time with our families and loved ones. It is a chance for most people to catch up with friends and family who they may not see for most of the year, and while this is more often than not… Learn more

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