• 22 DEC 15
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    Couples urged to check settlements following government software error

    Couples urged to check settlements following government software error

    Thousands of couples who have settled their divorces in the last 20 months may have to re-open negotiations because of an error in software used by the Ministry of Justice to calculate financial terms. The Form E available on the Ministry of Justice website records couples’ financial details. The error relates to paragraph 2.20 of

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    • 18 DEC 15
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    What will happen to my digital assets when I die?

    What will happen to my digital assets when I die?

    Many aspects of our lives leave a digital footprint, such as online banking accounts which store our financial data, social media accounts which communicate our personal journeys through life, email correspondence and sentimental assets such as digital photographs and music. While the law still lags behind, with no statutory definition, digital assets can include a

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    • 14 DEC 15
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    Can I recover rent if I exercise a break option?

    Can I recover rent if I exercise a break option?

    Eleanor Cornthwaite, solicitor in the commercial property team at Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall, explores a landmark Supreme Court ruling which has thrown into question what happens with advance rent payments when a break clause is exercised. The decision will likely come as unwelcome news for some tenants. It certainly did for Marks and Spencer (M&S).

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    • 10 DEC 15
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    It’s a sparkling Christmas thanks to WHN Solicitors

    It’s a sparkling Christmas thanks to WHN Solicitors

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has thrown its weight behind a festive Bury Council campaign to support local children in care. The firm has donated a flurry of gifts to the council’s Fostering Services Team to ensure children across Bury have a bright Christmas. It is the ninth year that WHN has pledged its support to

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    • 10 DEC 15
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    What happens to your pension when you divorce?

    What happens to your pension when you divorce?

    Christmas and New Year is the time of year when many marriages reach their final breaking point and as a result there can be a flurry of divorce enquiries after the festive break. Solicitor at WHN, Mark Taylor, warns that couples looking to divorce can often overlook or forget to deal with their pensions because

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