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Study reveals a fifth of couples consider separating

A new study carried out by the Charity ‘Relate’ has revealed that almost one in five couples argue regularly or consider separating.

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Jackson Canter Group Acquires 127-Year-Old Lees Solicitors

The Jackson Canter Group – one of the North West’s fastest growing law firms – has acquired Lees Solicitors LLP, signalling a major step towards becoming one of the region’s largest providers of legal services.

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Bank of Mum and Dad will lend £5bn in 2016

Parents are expected to lend £5bn in 2016 to help their children get on the UK property ladder according to research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and Legal and General (L&G).

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Does the 2016 Budget affect the UK property market?

On 16 March, George Osborne delivered his Spring Budget to the House of Commons, his eighth Budget as chancellor.

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Jane MacGregor attends UKABIF workshop

On the third of February, Jane MacGregor presented at the workshop ‘What happens after the case is closed?’ which was organised by the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF).

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Stamp duty premium drives buyer enquiries

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said that there has been a rise in demand in the UK housing market following an announcement that a higher rate of stamp duty for buy-to-let investors will be introduced with effect from April 2016.

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January is peak time for divorce

In the New Year more and more couples now enter divorce proceedings in the post-Christmas period. In fact the first Monday in January is now commonly known as D-day – “divorce day.

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Lees announce Brainwave as Charity of the Year

Lees Solicitors are delighted to announce that the children’s charity Brainwave is our Charity of the Year for 2016.

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Family Dispute Resolution Week 2015

This week Resolution have launched Family Dispute Resolution Week 2015. Their theme for this year is “Putting Children First” when it comes to Divorce and Separation.

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Latest figures from HMRC reveal inheritance tax bills are rising

Official figures released by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the period 2008 to 2013 have shown that families have been hit by the biggest rise in inheritance taxes for five years.

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