October 2017 Archive

Covert recordings – is it ever smart to record your ex-partner or children?

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What does the law say about secretly recording family members with the purpose of gathering evidence in a family law case? Our experts explain. More …

Families who refuse organ donation remind us to speak out about our wishes

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Have you thought about what you would like to happen to your body after death? Our expert explains why you should talk to your friends and family now about organ donation. More …

Government acts to improve the home-buying and selling process

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The Government has announced that it wants to reform and modernise the home-buying process to make it "cheaper, faster and less stressful". Our experts look at the recommendations and what they aim to do. More …

Blockchain in real estate – what does the future hold?

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In this blog, we take a look at the potential impact on the real estate industry of the blockchain. More …

Tread carefully - overage is a minefield

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Sellers and buyers alike are very fond of overage – but overage provisions can be complex and can sometimes have unintended consequences. Our expert explains what happened in the Sparks and Biden case. More …

The importance of getting the best deal on insurance

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This case demonstrates that going with the most expensive insurance policy will not always be the best deal. More …

Government study on racial disparity published

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In response to the Government's recently published audit on racial disparity in Britain, Rebecca Ireland, partner in Blake Morgan's Employment law team commented... More …

Thou must not admit adultery

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Some people might say admitting adultery is worse than committing it in a divorce. But what should you write on a divorce petition if one party has committed adultery? In our blog, our Family Law expert debunks the myths. More …

Study calls for land release to enable affordable housing

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The property firm Savills have released a report today saying there is an annual shortfall of 104,000 homes in London and the South East. It says much more land must be released by local planning authorities to lower land values and enable... More …

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Article 4 Direction

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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has announced its intention to implement an Article 4 Direction in order to maintain the status quo over office to residential conversions. Our expert explains what this means and the impact it will have. More …