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Beyond letter writing…

Alex Davies from Cripps takes a light hearted look at an innovative workshop ran by Mary Shaw from David Gray Solicitors and Georgie Hall from Prettys at the 2017 Resolution conference.  Alex states ‘The world is changing in front of us. And perhaps it’s time we found new ways to change it.’ Click below to … [ Read More ]

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**NEW** Government policy paper on rights for EU citizens

Post-Brexit rights for EU citizens – the Government sets out it’s position. On 26 June 2017, the Government published it’s policy paper on the position of EU nationals living in the EU and UK nationals living in the EU. The paper contains more information about what rights EU nationals and their families will have upon … [ Read More ]

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Criminal behaviour order issued for DV in the UK for the 1st time

A criminal behaviour order has been issued to a man jailed for domestic violence for the first time in the UK. A man who violently abused two former partners is believed to be the first person in England and Wales who must tell police if he gets a new girlfriend. Detectives from Hackney secured a … [ Read More ]

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Change in requirement: English language assessment under the 5 year route

Update 2 May 2017: this is an update to a blog previously published in 2016.  These changes are now in place. On 18th January 2016, the previous Prime Minister announced the intention to introduce a new English language requirement, at Level A2 CEFR for partners and parents applying to extend their existing leave under the … [ Read More ]

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Higher fines for speeding – the truth

Millions of drivers are in the dark over new £2,500 speeding fines coming into force next week! Daily Mail Speeding fines get bigger on Monday, and 80 per cent of drivers have no idea ! The Telegraph The truth is that only the top bracket of Speeding fines imposed at court has been changed, with a … [ Read More ]

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Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)

Spring is finally here. The weather is improving and everything in my garden has suddenly turned green and starting shooting upwards. It’s a season of big changes. April is also traditionally a time of tax changes- often tax rises. This year however the government has introduced a change to inheritance tax which will potentially take … [ Read More ]

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Cohabitation and Common law marriage

A recent YouGov survey suggests that over one-third of unmarried couples living together believe there is such a thing as a  “common law marriage”. In other words they think that, despite their unmarried status, due to their cohabitation and length of relationship they have the same rights as married couples. This idea that long-term living … [ Read More ]

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28-day limit on police bail comes into force in the UK

Today sees the introduction of new time limits being set on police bail. From today the police will only be able to impose pre-charge bail for up to 28 days. The new measures have been hailed as a positive move which will prevent thousands of people from languishing on bail for prolonged periods of time … [ Read More ]

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The blame game – Major setback for divorcing couples in one of the most significant divorce cases of the century so far

Last week, in the case of Owens v Owens, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of a wife, Tini Owens, seeking to divorce her husband of 39 years, Hugh Owens, for his unreasonable behavior after he successfully defended the divorce petition. For Tini Owens, the recent decision by the Court of Appeal means that … [ Read More ]

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Northern Law Awards 2017

David Gray Solicitors LLP have been shortlisted for three Northern Law Awards.  The family, crime and property teams are celebrating after the shortlist of contenders were announced today (20 March 2017). The awards, running for the third time in the North East see firms subject to a rigorous assessment procedure.  Firstly, a submission of work … [ Read More ]

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