• 30 NOV 16
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    Does blame really matter? The case for no fault divorce

    Does blame really matter? The case for no fault divorce

    With 42 per cent of first marriages in the UK ending in divorce, the possibility of separation is a daunting but realistic prospect for many. Under current rules, if you want to get divorced but have been separated for less than two years, then one spouse must bear the responsibility of blame for the break-up

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    • 22 NOV 16
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    Migrant rent crackdown means landlords face jail

    Migrant rent crackdown means landlords face jail

    Buy to let landlords who rent homes to people living in the UK illegally could face jail terms following a further anti-immigration crackdown by the Home Office. But a leading Lancashire property lawyer fears landlords are being increasingly victimised by the government, with legitimate tenants also in the firing line. Graham Ireland, a partner at

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    • 14 NOV 16
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    How to get your customers to pay you quicker

    How to get your customers to pay you quicker

    Late payment of invoices is a common cause of cashflow difficulties. Amy Richardson reveals some effective ways of getting your cash in more efficiently. Why it pays to know your customers The importance of knowing your customers is crucial to ensuring you get your bills paid in full and on time. You should research new

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    • 07 NOV 16
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    Shared parental pay: How employers can avoid flouting sex discrimination rules

    Shared parental pay: How employers can avoid flouting sex discrimination rules

    Employers risk falling foul of sex discrimination rules if they offer new parents different rates of shared parental pay. Following the introduction of shared parental leave in April 2015, commercial partner at WHN, Michael Shroot, believes that there has been a spike in the number of men being discriminated against in the workplace. Employers who

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    • 02 NOV 16
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    New squeeze on landlords could send rents through the roof

    New squeeze on landlords could send rents through the roof

    Buy-to-let landlords may be forced to raise rents or sell their properties due to the government’s punitive new tax regime. Graham Ireland, private client partner at WHN Solicitors, has accused ministers’ plans to tighten taxes as using landlords as scapegoats for problems faced by first time buyers. Graham believes one of the real reasons people

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