201105.09
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Cohabiting couples need to address property issues as new landmark case shows the limits of legal protection

FAMILY Lawyer Neil Grunfeld is urging cohabiting couples to address their property and financial affairs in the light of a landmark case being heard in The Supreme Court. The head of family law at Manchester based Howards & Henry’s Solicitors is warning couples to avoid possible financial and emotional distress by considering Declarations of Trust…

201104.04
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Bribery Act needs rethinking in the consultation period

The Bribery Act needs significant reworking according to white-collar criminal solicitor Oliver Gardner. Gardner, managing partner at Howards & Henry’s Solicitors, believes that the Act is clumsy and ill defined in planning and will prove controversial in implementation as it lacks concrete guidance. The Bribery Act aims to attract inward investment to the UK by…

201104.04
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New Parenting Arrangements should be welcomed if they deliver the promised change – law could go further

NEW PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS should be welcomed but with some reservation argues family lawyer Neil Grunfeld. Grunfeld believes Government recommendations concerning grandparents’ access to grandchildren in the event of a divorce or separation are very much to be applauded, although they have been some time in coming. The New Parenting Agreements will explicitly set out contact…