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Cryptocurrency and Divorce

Cryptocurrency and Divorce
The use of Cryptocurrencies is increasing in popularity now more than ever. Family Practitioners are often faced with questions from clients as to how crypto assets are dealt with when a couple divorce. What are Cryptocurrencies?Put simply, it is digital or virtual currency. The most common type of Cryptocurrency is Bitcoin but there are others suc...
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Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (“ALEP”) Autumn Conference 2021

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Last week, Pinney Talfourd attended the ALEP Autumn Conference 2021. The conference covered topics such as: Enfranchisement, Rights of First Refusal, and Lease Extensions. However, considerable time was spent discussing the future of leasehold reform, specifically, the two following arears: Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2021On 21st July 2020,...
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Free Wills & LPA Seminars November 2021

Free Wills & LPA Seminars November 2021
Due to popular demand we have booked two Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney seminars in November 2021.The seminars look at why having a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney is so important and why we recommend people do not delay putting these in place.WillsOver half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate d...
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Increasing court fees but court delays continue

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September 2021 marked the increase in various court fees including those for Divorce and Children Act matters. Issuing a divorce will now cost £593 unless you are entitled to a fee remission. This is an increase from £550 and it arguably begs the question as to an applicant's ability to access the justice system and be able to afford to separate fr...
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October Possession Update

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As of 1st October 2021, The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021 comes into force. The key impact of this is that notice periods are returned to their pre-pandemic levels. This means that for assured shorthold tenancy agreements in England the following notice periods will no...
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Upminster office re-opens on Saturday mornings

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We are delighted to announce that from Saturday 2nd October, we will be re-opening our Upminster office on Saturday mornings from 9am to midday. The office will be open for all general enquiries and appointments on Saturday mornings along with our standard opening times during the week. We will also run seminars on Saturday mornings from time ...
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Pinney Talfourd recognised in the 2022 Legal 500 rankings

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Legal 500 has released the results of their 2022 rankings and, once again, Pinney Talfourd has been ranked across the firm's practice areas. Our 'highly efficient' Family Team are ranked Tier One, with our Commercial, Employment, Private Client, Property and Litigation Teams riding high in this year's rankings.Legal 500 is widely recognised as...
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Law Society criticises Ministry of Justice plans to increase fees for probate applications

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When someone dies, the executors of the deceased's estate can be required to get a grant of probate. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced plans to standardise the fees charged for the application fee. Currently, probate fees are £155 for applications made by professionals and £215 for applications made by lay-people. Professionals are often ...
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Brentwood Business Awards 2021 - Finalists announced

Brentwood Business Awards 2021 -  Finalists announced
The finalists in the 2021 Brentwood Business Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Friday 12 November 2021. The event showcases the best of local organisations and employees.Pinney Talfourd is once again the Overall Awards Partner and the awards are also supported by the Official Media Partner P...
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Free Wills & LPA Seminars in January and February 2022

Free Wills & LPA Seminars in January and February 2022
We will be seeing in the New Year by hosting our popular Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney seminars in January and February 2022.Join us on one of the dates shown before for our Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney seminar. The seminars will take place in our Upminster office boardroom and the room will be set up to maintain social ...
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Lifetime gifts or inheritance?

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It has recently been reported that actor Daniel Craig has indicated that he does not intend to leave his children a substantial inheritance as he finds the practice 'distasteful'. The James Bond star has two daughters and a stepson. He has suggested that instead of leaving them a fortune on his death, he intends to give money and gifts away during ...
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Online Divorce made mandatory

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If you would have asked any divorce lawyer 10 years ago if it were possible to become divorced online, they would have thought you were asking for the moon. Yet here we are in 2021 with a completely online system. The courts have gone beyond just making an online service available to both legal professionals and members of the public and made it ma...
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A matter of national security

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Starting in 2022, new legislation will require anyone acquiring a stake in a business to consider whether it raises any issues of national security. If so, prior approval from the Secretary of State might be required to avoid severe civil as well as potentially criminal penalties.National Security and Investment Act 2021 The new rules stem fro...
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Stephen Eccles joins Pilotlight

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We are delighted to announce that Partner Stephen Eccles has joined Pilotlight as a Pilotlighter. Pilotlight is a registered charity and social enterprise which was set up to help other charities and social enterprises access to the strategic business support they need to develop their organisations. Pilotlight's mission is to help charities help m...
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New working trend develops in COVID-19 pandemic

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, a new working trend has developed. A small, yet significant group of employees in industries ranging from tech, insurance, recruitment, and banking, have found a way to double, and in some cases, triple, their pay by simultaneously working two or more full-time remote jobs. For most employees who take on a second job, ...
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Divorce and COVID-19

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Since 2019, there have been over 100,00 divorces in the UK, with the pandemic putting even more relationships under intense strain. In a recent survey conducted by University College London, almost 18,000 of those who responded stated their relationship with their partner or spouse had deteriorated during lockdown. Some blamed the stress of the pan...
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Lack of common intention between family prevents rectification of Land Registry form

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The decision of Sir Geoffrey Voss, Master of the Rolls has been handed down in the Court of Appeal in the case of Ralph v Ralph [2021] EWCA Civ 1106. This was a case where a father and son purchased a property together for which the father paid all outgoings, the son only joining in the purchase because the father could not get a mortgage.One solic...
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Can a tenant who wants to assign its lease be made to pay rent arrears as a condition of doing so?

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The Covid-19 Pandemic has drastically affected the economy. It has heralded new legislation that has changed the landscape in which landlord and tenant relationships in the commercial and residential spheres must now operate. Further legislation is on the horizon for a new scheme for dealing with rent arrears as detailed in our article here. In the...
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Free Wills & LPA Seminars in September and October

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We are delighted to be able to host our Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney seminar in person again from our Upminster office. Join us on one of the dates shown before for our Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney seminar, back in person for the first time since March 2020. The seminar will take place in our Upminster office boardroom and the ro...
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As a landlord, can I avoid the Housing Regulations?

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Most residential properties are let to occupiers as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy or an Assured Tenancy.  The use of the term "assured" indicates security for the tenant. However, security of occupation of a residential property is far from certain. The balance of power between a landlord and tenant is often viewed negatively by a landlord when...
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