• 27 MAR 17
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    Do I have the right to choose who benefits from my estate?

    Do I have the right to choose who benefits from my estate?

    A landmark legal case has reaffirmed the right for people to choose who benefits from their estate when they die. Holly Gethin explores the case and explains what it means for those with a will. The case The case surrounds Melita Jackson and her estranged daughter Heather Ilott, who had a difficult relationship dating back

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    • 27 MAR 17
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    An employer’s guide to flexible working

    An employer’s guide to flexible working

    A third of working fathers would take a pay cut or settle for a job that is below their skill set to spend more time caring for their children. The dissatisfaction has been revealed in Working Families’ 2017 Modern Families Index. The survey found that 47 per cent of dads are unhappy with the work-life

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    • 22 MAR 17
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    Gender pay gap reporting: what you need to know

    Gender pay gap reporting: what you need to know

    As part of the government’s bid to eliminate the gender pay gap within a generation, from April 1 firms are required to calculate and report on wage differences between male and female employees. Here, employment law expert Amy Richardson explores the changes and explains what firms must do to comply. What is the gender pay

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    • 20 MAR 17
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    Inheritance tax boost: will it benefit you?

    Inheritance tax boost: will it benefit you?

    Thousands of Lancashire families are set to benefit from the government’s new inheritance tax allowance. The rules, which come into force from April 1, mean that couples can pass on their estate – worth up to £1million – to their children or grandchildren tax free. Currently, each individual can pass on assets worth up to

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    • 14 MAR 17
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    Head of family law appointed at WHN

    Head of family law appointed at WHN

    WHN Solicitors has appointed Katharine Marshall to head up and help expand its family law department. Katharine, from Burnley, joins the firm’s Bury office from Makin Dixon Solicitors where she worked for four years as an associate solicitor heading up its Rochdale and Todmorden offices. The 36-year-old has more than ten years’ experience in family law

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    • 10 MAR 17
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    Can I enter into a civil partnership if I’m in a heterosexual relationship?

    Can I enter into a civil partnership if I’m in a heterosexual relationship?

    While my partner and I have been together for some years and want to legally cement our relationship, we don’t want to get married. Can we enter into a civil partnership instead? Civil partnerships provide the same legal and financial protection as marriage, however under current law only same-sex couples can enter into a civil

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