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Why you need a will

It’s important to make sure that after you die, your assets and possessions (known as your estate) will go to the people and organisations (known as your beneficiaries) you choose, such as family members and charities you want to support. Your estate includes your personal possessions, as well as assets such as: property (in the UK or overseas) savings and…

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MOVING IN TOGETHER

Moving in together: getting a cohabitation agreement  A cohabitation agreement is a legal document between unmarried couples who are living together. It sets out arrangements for finances, property and children while you’re living together and if you split up, become ill or die.  You can make an agreement at any time. It’s good to do it before you move in…

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How are EAT proceedings affected by the outbreak?

On 26 March 2020, the President of the EAT announced that the EAT would not be in a position to hold any hearings in the immediate short term and that it would be operationally severely restricted for the time-being. Until further notice, the following will apply: • All types of hearings in the EAT, whether in London or Edinburgh, which…

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Fifa looks to extend footballers’ contracts in coronavirus shutdown

Fifa is drawing up plans to extend player contracts until the end of delayed domestic seasons and shift transfer window dates, as global football responds to the coronavirus shutdown. The sport’s international governing body is looking at how to restructure the contracts of thousands of players and coaches worldwide. It has also recommended that transfer windows — when players can…

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7 ways to cut staff costs during the coronavirus crisis

‘The vast majority are looking to cut staff costs in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic’ Cashflow is a major concern for small businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The vast majority are looking to cut staff costs in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic, and indeed prosper once normality is restored. But what if you have a talented workforce who…

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The importance of keeping the Home Office up to date

What happens when someone doesn’t receive a decision sent to them by the Home Office that affects their right to continue living in the UK? The answer to this question depends on what attempts were made to send the decision to the person and whether this constituted “deemed service”. Deemed service is a term most lawyers will be familiar with.…

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Child whose mother isn’t married to her father is being unlawfully denied citizenship

The Home Office has dropped its appeal against a judgment that children whose mothers are married to someone other than their fathers are being unlawfully discriminated against by British nationality legislation. In July 2018, the High Court ruled that part of the British Nationality Act 1981 is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case was K…

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