How has COVID affected the divorce process?

Even before the recent pandemic, the family courts were stretched and backlogs were starting to build up.  During the crisis the situation predictably worsened and as solicitors and the courts tried to work out how best to manage the restrictions and meet the needs of our clients, the delays worsened and proceedings have become even more protracted. To complicate matters … Read More

If you’re part of an unmarried couple that wants to take full advantage of the new stamp duty cuts, should you have a cohabitation agreement?

The Chancellor’s recent decision to increase the basic stamp duty threshold to £500,000 has injected a much needed new lease of life into the residential property market. Many buyers will be families, married couples or those in a civil partnership.  However, it’s highly likely a fair number will be unmarried couples who, having been forced to wait patiently during the … Read More