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Good news for Claimants

Good news for Claimants   The 20th March 2017 saw a significant change by the government to the discount rate applied to personal injury claims from 2.5% to -0.75%.  When victims of life changing injuries accept a lump sum of compensation, the actual amount they receive is adjusted according to the interest they can expect […]

Care Proceedings cases continue to rise

The number of Care Proceedings cases continue to rise In March 2017, Cafcass received a total of 1288 care applications representing a 4.3% increase compared with those received in March 2016.  The total amount of applications received in the April 2016-March 2017 was 14,554, 1762 more than in the previous financial year.  (figures taken from […]

Introduction of Proportionate Fee Structure for Probate Fees

INTRODUCTION OF PROPORTIONATE FEE STRUCTURE FOR PROBATE FEES:   The government has decided to introduce a proportionate fee structure in respect of applying for a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration based on the value of an estate.   The Government believes that by introducing a proportionate fee system this will help reduce what it interprets […]

Family Mediation

The term “mediation” is very often misinterpreted by clients. Many believe that mediation is similar to counselling whereby the mediators will try to help you “fix” your marriage/civil partnership and the associated disputes. This is not the case. Mediation is a process which simply allows spouses/civil partners to meet with an independent mediator in a […]