Private Client Issues - May 2019

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Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

No-fault divorce in the headlines again

Few can fail to have noticed the drive for no-fault divorce in recent months. Much of this has been led by Resolution, in their campaign and also through their involvement in the Owens case. We look at what it means in more detail.

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Right to Manage Consultation

In December 2018 the Law Commission published a consultation paper on reform of the Right to Manage ("RTM") legislation. Our experts examine in more detail.

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Continuing the call for certainty for unmarried cohabiting couples

The cohabiting family is the second largest family type in the UK, representing 3.3 million families, and growing.  But this popular form of family type suffers from a legislative gap in the UK, we explore further.

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What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

A post-nuptial agreement is a document, entered into freely and with legal advice, setting out financial matters on divorce and intended to be legally binding. It sets out in advance the agreed financial arrangements that will apply in the event of a future separation or divorce.

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Neurodiversity in the workplace

Neurodiversity refers to the different ways in which the brain works and interprets information. We take a closer look at what it means in the workplace so that employees and employers have a better understanding and the support required for anyone who is considered neurodivergent.

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Failure to provide Gas Safety Certificate before Residential tenancy occupation prevents possession claims

Two recent cases have confirmed that, in England, a residential landlord who fails to provide to his tenant a gas safety certificate in respect of any supply of gas to the property before occupation pursuant to an assured shorthold tenancy under the Housing Act 1988 ("the 1988 Act") cannot subsequently successfully terminate the tenancy under section 21 of the 1988 Act, even if he provides such a certificate before serving the requisite notice seeking possession.

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If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.

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Helen is a Partner and specialises in Private Law based in our London office.

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