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  • Increase in Court Fees from 9th March 2015

    Increase in Court Fees from 9th March 2015

    In recent years we have seen a number of changes to the way the court system operates, including court fees and court access. Examples include the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which narrowe...

  • It's Never too Late to Claim!

    It's Never too Late to Claim!

    On 11th March 2015 the Supreme Court decision in the case of Kathleen Wyatt and Dale Vince has caused many people to rush to check whether they obtained a Consent Order dealing with their finances when they were divorced.The couple separate...

  • Shared Parental Leave April 2015 – Is your business ready?

    Shared Parental Leave April 2015 – Is your business ready?

    A new system of shared parental leave is set to be introduced for children due or adopted on or after 5th April 2015. The new system is designed to allow greater flexibility for parents and adopters in relation to caring for the child in th...

  • Clapham & Collinge reaches 60 years and reclaims independence

    Clapham & Collinge reaches 60 years and reclaims independence

    Clapham & Collinge has announced that it has left national legal network QualitySolicitors after four years. The move to re-establish itself as a completely independent firm coincides with Clapham & Collinge's 60th anniversary and i...

  • Unintended consequences of the transferable nil rate band

    Unintended consequences of the transferable nil rate band

    In 2007 the government introduced the concept of the inheritance tax 'transferable nil rate band' whereby the 'nil rate band' of someone who has died (i.e. the inheritance tax free allowance, currently worth £325,000) is increased by the va...

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