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Unmarried Mother wins right to Widow’s Allowance!

Posted on September 13, 2018

With cohabitation being on the rise now more than ever and with the recent article of Ms McLaughlin in the news about a widowed woman with four children being denied the right to Widows Allowance, this raises questions as to whether or not it is right for cohabitees with dependent children to be denied the right to bereavement allowance. According to the courts’ justices, it is not!

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Disabled cohabitant awarded a life interest in alternative accommodation

Posted on September 12, 2018

On 23 August 2018 the High Court in Banfield v Campbell, 2018 EWHC 1943 Ch ruled in favour of a cohabitant’s claim for reasonable financial provision, pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, after his partner of more than 20 years died.

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NHS Organ Donation Week, Max's Law

The impact of Max’s Law on organ donations

Posted on September 12, 2018

“Max’s Law” has been named after 10 year old Max Johnson, who was recently saved by a heart transplant. The Daily Mirror followed his journey and campaigned for a change in the law.

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Want some ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’? ‘You better think’ about drafting a Will!

Posted on August 28, 2018

Family and friends of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be celebrating the life of the superstar at her funeral today. The singer passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind an estate which is reported to be worth $80 million, but she did not leave a Will. Solicitor, Emma Blakesley, looks into the benefits of preparing a Will and why it is surprising that Aretha did not make any provisions before she died.

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Oxfam are now in the right direction after Compass Group businessman leaves them a legacy of £41m

Posted on August 22, 2018

Catering tycoon, Richard Cousins, died in a seaplane tragedy last New Year’s Eve along with his two sons, his fiancée and her daughter.

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Jefferies Solicitors Family Law Owens v Owens

Supreme Court Judgement in Owens v Owens – The end of the ‘blame’ game…

Posted on August 07, 2018

In the case of Owens v Owens the Supreme Court decided that the Wife was not entitled to divorce her Husband, on the basis of the allegations of the unreasonable behaviour set out in her divorce petition.

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Jefferies Solicitors Southend Adoption Guidance

Guidance on Arrangements for Adoption Visits

Posted on July 27, 2018

This week, the President of the Family Division has issued Guidance on arrangements for adoption visits.

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The Introduction of Online Divorce Applications: A Move in the Right Direction?

Posted on July 24, 2018

HMCTS has recently informed us that they will now be accepting divorce petitions online. Whilst this is a step in the right direction, the real question is whether or not the Divorce Centre will be able to keep up with the number of petitions.

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Jefferies Solicitors - Divorce Lawyers - Southend Chelmsford Essex

A Meal Ticket for Life? Think Again…

Posted on July 18, 2018

On 18th July 2018, the Supreme Court in Mills v Mills [2018] UKSC 38 ruled in favour of a divorced husband who argued he should not have to increase his monthly contribution to his former wife, on account of her mismanaging her post-divorce finances.

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