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17th February 2020

Differences for Married and Unmarried Couples on Separation

What does “common law marriage” mean and is it legally valid? There is no such thing as a common law marriage. Unfortunately, this remains a common misconception that…

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24th January 2020

Unfair dismissal – the ‘real’ reason for dismissal

Can a dismissal be unfair where the real reason for the dismissal is hidden from the decision-maker? The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in an appeal…

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21st January 2020

Civil Partnerships for All

On 31st December 2019 the first civil partnerships between heterosexual couples were entered into. Civil partnerships came into effect in 2004 for same sex couples, this was extended…

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17th January 2020

Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Gross & Co. expands its family law offering

Rosalyn Jacobs joins Ellisons’ Family team in Bury St Edmunds Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Gross & Co. has appointed Rosalyn Jacobs as a family law solicitor, joining the firm’s…

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14th November 2019

Professional advice doesn’t come free

Legal advice on family issues such as divorce, separation, matrimonial finances and children disputes are widely known for being ‘too expensive’ and advertisements for ‘free’ advice turn out to…

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11th October 2019

Chambers UK Results

Ellisons Solicitors celebrates another year of great results released this week within the Chambers and Partners 2020 directory. Ellisons received notable mentions within seven practice areas: Corporate and…

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4th June 2019

Borrowing from the Bank of Mum and Dad

It’s very common for relatives, often parents, to assist with the purchase of their adult child’s first home. With a purchaser’s main difficulty being raising a deposit big…

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15th May 2019

Reporting in the Family Courts

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has released draft guidance on the press reporting in the Family Court. This follows an appeal in relation to…

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7th May 2019

Universal Credit and Spousal Maintenance

Universal Credit is a means of assessed benefit to assist with living costs. It is gradually being introduced throughout the UK to replace other benefits such as tax…

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4th April 2019

Biggest increase in divorce for 15 years

This article demonstrated the increase in the number of divorce petitions being lodged with the Court in this country. There are often a number of aspects that need considering…

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