Fond farewell to Mike Read, Partner at Lees Solicitors

Lees Solicitors says a fond farewell to Partner, Mike Read…

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Ex-wife could win bid for settlement 20 years after divorce

In a landmark case, a woman has won a bid…

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Is it time for ex-spouses to start earning their own living?

A case has signalled the end of ex-spouses relying…

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Lees Solicitors Family team welcome back Sarah Fox

Lees Solicitors are delighted to welcome Sarah Fox back to the Family team at our Heswall office. Sarah has now returned to Lees Solicitors after maternity leave.

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Divorce enquiries surge in January

Family law solicitors are seeing a surge in divorce enquiries during the month of January, with the greatest increase taking place on the first Monday of the month, known as ‘divorce day’.

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Biggest divorce in history takes place

A couple have separated following a divorce case with assets said to be worth about £1bn.

Wife, Jamie Cooper-Hohn has been awarded a third of his wealth in a settlement which is thought to be the biggest in a British court. She was married to Sir Chris Hohn, for 17 years, they have four children.

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How will the new stamp duty changes help me?

The recent reform on stamp duty land tax has come into effect on home purchases, meaning that for 98% of potential homeowners, they will pay less stamp duty under the new system than they would have done under the old system, according to Chancellor George Osborne.

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Surgeon performance data released by NHS

To create greater transparency, performance data of approximately 5,000 surgeons has been released onto the MyNHS website.

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Write a Will Month – in support of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

During November we are supporting The Clatterbridge Cancer charity with their Write a Will Month. Make an appointment with us to have a basic single Will written during November and we will waive our usual fee, in return for a minimum donation of £100 to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

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NHS standards need to improve to reduce avoidable costs

In a speech given last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that NHS standards in care and safety need to improve in order to reduce avoidable costs. Figures produced by the NHS Litigation Authority show compensation pay-outs to have risen from £592m in 2005/6 to £1.3bn in 2012/13.

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