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No-fault divorce hailed a success after two years in practice

A game-changer since 2022, no-fault divorce aims to reduce conflict by removing blame. Couples now only need to cite irretrievable breakdown. Stats reveal a shift towards joint applications, fostering cooperation. But awareness remains a hurdle, says Law...

Family disputes over wills and probate continue to rise

A 5% increase in disputes in 2023 could be attributed to complex family dynamics and concerns over fairness. Common reasons for contesting include improper legal procedures and doubts about the testator's mental capacity. With longer lifespans, issues of...

Changes to the Family Procedure Rules: how this will impact you

Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules, which came into force on 29 April 2024, introduce a wider definition for Non-Court Dispute Resolution. The hope is that these changes will promote early resolution outside of court, relieving pressure on them and...

Government decides against increasing divorce fee by 10%

After a public consultation, the government has decided to halt proposed divorce fee hikes, maintaining them at £593. Concerns raised in public consultation highlighted potential barriers to justice, particularly for women. The Government has decided...

Barbara Windsor's husband named champion for Dementia Mission

Scott Mitchell, husband of late Dame Barbara Windsor, has been appointed People’s Champion in the fight against dementia with £6M funding announced for clinical trials & early detection. With dementia affecting nearly every family in the UK,...

Court settles dispute between three brothers over inheritance

A dispute between three brothers over the inheritance of the family farm has been settled by the High Court. Whilst the brothers were promised equal shares of the property upon the passing of their parents, the farm was not equally divided in their...

House prices fell 1.4% in 2023 but are expected to rise this year

Despite a 1.4% dip in 2023, UK house prices show signs of recovery. Experts now predict a 3% increase in 2024 amid stabilizing inflation. UK house prices fell by 1.4% in the year to December 2023, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry....

Today's challenges towards equality

To honour International Women’s Day, Judge & Priestley has produced three articles looking at the struggle to overcome discrimination and to create a more equal society. In this third piece, we look at how, despite huge strides to overcome...

Advancing women's rights into the 21st century

To honour International Women’s Day, Judge & Priestley has produced three articles looking at the struggle to overcome discrimination and to create a more equal society. In this second piece, we look at how despite landmark legal shifts in the...

The early battle for women's rights in the UK

To honour International Women’s Day, Judge & Priestley has produced three articles looking at the struggle to overcome discrimination and to create a more equal society. In this first piece, we look at how as little as 60 years ago, women had...
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