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Flying the Flag

At LCF Law we are flying the flag for Law Fair + Square.

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Preparing for a meeting about your Will

What you should consider when preparing for a meeting your solicitor about your Will to make the meeting as efficient and productive as possible?

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Divorce proceedings – Desertion

In my previous article, I discussed the 5 different facts upon which a Divorce Petition can be issued, Desertion being the fourth potential fact. However, this fact is very rarely used in practice given the difficulties that may arise in proving this particular fact

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Divorce proceedings – Two years separation with the respondent’s consent

In order to progress a divorce on this ground, you will need to show that you have been living separate and apart from the Respondent for two years immediately preceding the issue of the divorce proceedings and, and this bit is crucial, the Respondent consents to a divorce on this ground.

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Divorce proceedings – Unreasonable behaviour

In my previous article I discussed the 5 different facts upon which a Divorce Petition can be issued, Unreasonable Behavior being the second potential fact. In order to progress a divorce on the basis of unreasonable behaviour, the Petitioner (person starting the divorce proceedings) needs to show that “the Respondent has behaved in such a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent”.

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Divorce proceedings – Adultery

In my previous article, I discussed the five different facts upon which a Divorce Petition can be issued, Adultery being the first potential fact.

A breakdown of a relationship is always a very upsetting and difficult time, and tensions are often heightened further if one party has been unfaithful.

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Everything is agreed, can I get a “quickie” divorce?

I am regularly asked about a “quickie” divorce and clients are surprised when I explain that there is actually only one ground upon which you are able to issue divorce proceedings and that is that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down”.

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Dividing the family assets – who keeps the jewellery?

When considering the division of family assets following separation or divorce, Bradford based, Family Law Solicitor Harjit Rait, is often asked who gets to keep the jewellery. The answer unfortunately is not straightforward as much depends upon what other assets there are which make up the matrimonial pot, the value of the jewellery and the needs of the parties.

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Persons with Significant Control – urgent action required

On 26 June 2017 changes were made to the Persons with Significant Control (PSC) regime by the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017. These changes to the PSC regime – which itself was only introduced in 2016 – ensure that the UK now complies in full with the EU’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive, and will serve to increase the transparency of who owns and controls a company

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Wills and Probate – Are you in the know?

Like many areas of the law, Wills and probate can appear to the lay person to be a muddle of archaic language. At LCF Law we pride ourselves on cutting through the jargon and explaining everything to you in plain English

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