Government Consults on Developers Leasehold Abuse

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More and more developers are now selling houses on a leasehold basis, which is more common place for flats, rather than on a freehold, which is traditional for houses. This is a growing concern and could end up costing the new build home owners dearly and even devalue their properties in the future. This is… Read more

Goodbye to Employment Tribunal Fees – For Now At Least

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In a Judgment which has taken many people by surprise the Supreme Court has ruled that the Fees Order which introduced Employment Tribunal Fees in 2013 is unlawful. A summary of the Supreme Court’s decision is here but in essence the Fees were found to be unlawful because they were an unjustified interference in the right of… Read more

Divorce or Separation and Wills

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When you are going through a Separation or Divorce making a new Will is likely to be low on your list of priorities but it is essential this is considered in order to ensure your Estate passes in accordance with your wishes   Separation   Separation has no effect on a Will, and so if … Read more

Owens v Owens: The Need for No Fault Divorce

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On the 24th March 2017, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mrs Tini Owens appeal against the dismissal of her petition for divorce based on the unreasonable behaviour of her husband, Hugh Owens.   The Court of Appeal acknowledged that this decision left Mrs Owens “trapped in a  loveless marriage” but that the Court had to… Read more

History of Divorce

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It used to be considered that marriage was for life and generally people do not marry with the expectation of divorcing, however the reality is that the divorce rates have steadily increased in the UK since divorce became readily available. The statistics show that in 1970 22% of marriages had ended by the 15thwedding anniversary,… Read more

Switching Off When Your Work Is Done

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The dream of the 1960s was that technological advances would lead to a shorter working week and a new age of leisure for all. In fact, modern methods of communication have in fact lead to a situation where there is often an expectation that employees will constantly be on call. Many employees feel under pressure… Read more

Happy New Year

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Our offices are now closed for the New Year holiday – we re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Family Law Department – Free Initial Interview

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Here at Rees Page Family department we offer a free initial appointment with one of our qualified and experienced Solicitors.  This first appointment provides you with an overview of your matter and we will of course discuss likely costs. Nick Wynn-Williams – Family Law Solicitor Nick Wynn Williams is the senior partner of Rees Page… Read more

Domestic violence at Christmas

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Tis the season to be jolly – but sadly not for everyone, domestic violence is a very real problem effecting both men and women and happens in all relationships; heterosexual and same sex relationships. It can also happen between adults and children and can be extremely difficult to escape from. But you are not alone,… Read more

Rise of the silver divorcee

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Rise of the silver divorcee Divorce rates in 2013 reached 114,720 a decrease of 2.9% in 2012 according to the official statistics. A good sign in general but the statistics sadly show an increase in the divorce rate of the over 50’s, commonly referred to as the silver splitter. This can have a devastating impact… Read more

To freeze or not?

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To freeze or not? This recent headline case concerned a 14-year-old girl who was sadly diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, all treatment was stopped in August 2016 and she passed away in October 2016. The reporting restrictions have just been lifted which has sparked an understandable interest in this matter. Before she passed… Read more

What does our Resolution logo mean?

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What does our Resolution logo mean? Resolution is a 6,500 strong army of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. We follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems, with the children’s best interests at the heart of everything we do. Why choose a Resolution… Read more

Cohabiting couples: The Law needs to Catch Up

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There is an increasing trend to cohabit instead of marry or to cohabit before marriage.   Resolution, the national body of family law solicitors dedicated to constructive resolution of family law disputes, report that statistics show cohabiting couples represent nearly 10% of the population, a rise from 6.8% in 2002. Many people still believe in the… Read more

What Eddie the Eagle’s Divorce Settlement says about the current state of the Law

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Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards’ has revealed he’s lost around 85% of his wealth following his recent divorce. Mr Edwards’ divorce settlement shows why reforms are needed to the family justice system so as to give couples greater financial clarity according to Nigel Shepherd the Chair of Resolution, the national body of Family Law Solicitors Nigel… Read more

What Eddie the Eagle’s Divorce Settlement says about the current state of the Law

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Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards’ has revealed he’s lost around 85% of his wealth following his recent divorce. Mr Edwards’ divorce settlement shows why reforms are needed to the family justice system so as to give couples greater financial clarity according to Nigel Shepherd the Chair of Resolution, the national body of Family Law Solicitors Eddie… Read more