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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Failure to Pay Child Maintenance Set to Affect the Credit Rating of Non-payers

Posted on 21st January 2015 by June Reid

From March 2015 (subject to Parliamentary approval), the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and Child Support Agency (CSA) will begin sharing certain information about the payment records of their clients with credit reference agencies.

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After Divorce – Sorting Your Finances

Posted on 16th January 2015 by June Reid

Sorting Out What Happens With Money After Divorce –

Why You Absolutely Must Have a Court Order Dealing With Finances

It is often thought by divorcing couples that once they have obtained their Decree Absolute, and become divorced, that that is the end of the matter.

They may think “we have sold the house, divided the proceeds and that is the end of it”.

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Collective Redundancies

Posted on 7th January 2015 by Caroline Batko

If an EMPLOYER proposes to MAKE 20 OR MORE EMPLOYEES REDUNDANT at ‘ONE ESTABLISHMENT’, WITHIN 90 DAYS, then legal requirements on COLLECTIVE CONSULTATION will apply.

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Are You Protecting the Intellectual Property You Own?

Posted on 7th January 2015 by David Main

Mention the words “Intellectual Property” (or “IP”) and the first reaction of many people is to think of pirated music, films and software, or fake “designer” clothing, shoes and handbags.

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Purchasing a Property

Posted on 7th January 2015 by Maureen Ross

Buying a home can be an exciting prospect but without the help of an experienced Solicitor it can also be a legal minefield and a possible financial disaster. Your Solicitor is qualified in all areas of Property Law and is there to help you avoid potential problems, and delays.

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LPAs – What Happens If You Lose Your Mental Capacity

Posted on 15th January 2015 by Lisa Fay

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) were brought in on 1st October 2007 and are becoming increasingly important in allowing people you trust to manage your affairs in the event you lose mental capacity. This is emphasised by the fact that people are living longer and financial institutions in particular will not deal with the family members of an account holder who is unable to manage their affairs unless they have power of attorney.

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What is a Trust?

Posted on 7th January 2015 by Lisa Fay

This note will be of interest to:-

  • People who wish to minimise Tax paid on their death
  • People who wish to protect and or maintain control over their assets
  • People who wish to protect loved ones who are young or vulnerable
  • People who wish to protect assets they are giving to their children from the effects of the Divorce Laws or the re-marriage of a wife or husband after their death
  • People who wish to protect substantial personal injury damages from tax and the effects of the Divorce Laws.
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