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Is choosing not to negotiate in your divorce worth the risk?

25th February 2021

In financial remedy proceedings, separating couples are now encouraged to actively negotiate as part of a divorce.

Use it or lose it – lifetime gift allowances

24th February 2021

Wills and Probate solicitor Sian Lias offers a timely reminder about minimising inheritance tax with lifetime gifts.

Contract Formation: Whose Terms Apply?

18th February 2021

Commercial Law solicitor Jack Gardener sets out points to consider in a contract when placing an order with a supplier or accepting one from a customer.

No Jab No Job! Is this lawful?

17th February 2021

Pimlico Plumbers plan to adopt a “no jab no job” Coronavirus vaccine rule for their workers, but is it legal?

The Most Significant Outcome for Business in Modern Times

17th February 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) won a landmark legal battle at the Supreme Court over the ability of businesses to claim on insurance for Coronavirus-related disruption.

To E-sign or not to E-sign?

16th February 2021

In this article, we set out the recent guidance which has been provided by the Law Society on whether an electronic signature is sufficient to create a legally binding document.

IR35 Update

15th February 2021

New IR35 rules come into force on 6 April 2021. In this article our Employment team have set out how these will affect businesses and how you can prepare for the changes.

Are you planning to pop the question on Valentine's Day?

9th February 2021

Are you planning to pop the question on Valentine's Day? If you are, make sure you don't just put a ring on their finger – give consideration to a prenuptial agreement.

Stamp Duty Holiday Extension?

3rd February 2021

MPs debate in Parliament about extending the Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday, but it is not clear whether the government will end it on 31 March 2021 or if there will be a phased finish.

Family Mediation Week - Tom’s Story

21st January 2021

It is Day Four of Family Mediation Week, which is being supported by Haymarket Family Mediation, who are trained to put their client's children at the centre of their decision making.

Family Mediation Week - Separation and Divorce

20th January 2021

Facing separation and divorce can be a very bewildering and stressful time. However, a good first step is to get some information about your situation.

Mock Family Mediation Video

20th January 2021

As part of Family Mediation Week, the Family Mediation Council have produced a video showing a mock family mediation session, giving a snapshot of the kind of issues that are discussed.

So what is family mediation and who are family mediators?

19th January 2021

For day two of Family Mediation Week, Phillipa Johnson from the Family Mediators Association (FMA) sheds some light on what family mediation is and who are mediators.

Relationship breaking down? Don’t discount mediation

18th January 2021

As part of Family Mediation Week, Sheila Parkes who heads Haymarket Family Mediation, shares her thoughts about the benefits of mediation.

Family Mediation Week – helping separated families know which way to turn

17th January 2021

Haymarket Family Mediation, which is a part of Phillips Solicitors, is delighted to be supporting Family Mediation Week which runs until January 22 – helping separated families know which way to turn.

Probate Application Delays

11th January 2021

Lucy Watson, head of the Wills and Probate team at Phillips, explains why a new online service aimed at speeding up the process to grant probate is actually causing delays.

Family Mediation Week

7th January 2021

Haymarket Family Mediation, which is a part of Phillips Solicitors, will be supporting Family Mediation Week, that will run from January 18 to January 22.

Are you thinking of divorce?

5th January 2021

Sadly, for many the coronavirus pandemic has proved to be the catalyst for couples to go their separate ways and file for divorce in 2021.

Phillips got into the spirit of Christmas

24th December 2020

Colleagues at Phillips Solicitors were able to round of a tough year by getting into the spirit of Christmas while raising £570 for Sebastian’s Action Trust.

Update on the government support during coronavirus

17th December 2020

The Chancellor has extended the “furlough” scheme until the end of April 2021.

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