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  Wealth, Divorce and Delays  

In 1964, the then Leader of the Opposition, Harold Wilson (later, of course, to serve two terms as British Prime Minister), is said to have coined a very famous phrase about a week being “a long time in politics”. The point that he was trying to make, as his party’s – and, indeed, his own – […]

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  Out of Reach: First-Time Buyers and the “Cuckoo Couple”  

Regular readers of this ‘blog might recall how, earlier this year, I penned an article about a phenomenon known as the ‘cuckoo couple’. It followed myself and my colleagues observing the impact on the stability of middle-aged marriages by adult children returning home, often with a partner in tow. The pattern has become more frequent […]

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  Cuckoo Couples’ Upsetting the Step-Family Nest  

It is a well-established fact of modern life that many couples do not stay together for life. Whilst it’s difficult to know exactly how unmarried partners decide to separate, thanks to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we do know that one-third of marriages in England and Wales have ended within 15 years of the […]

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  Breaking Down Break-Ups  

The end of any relationship can be a traumatic event for those involved, not least because emotion doesn’t distinguish between those couples who have married or not. Even so, according to one newspaper report, break-ups are more now likely among those individuals who haven’t tied the knot. It claimed researchers analysing data obtained from the Office […]

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  Andrew Newbury joins Hall Brown Family Law  

Hall Brown Family Law is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Newbury, as a partner at the practice, as we continue to grow via hand-picked personnel from top-tier firms. Andrew was previously a partner at Pannone, heading up the largest family law department in Manchester from 2010 onwards, before the firm merged with Slater and […]

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  News: The Recent Stamp Duty Increases May Affect Divorce Settlements  

Following George Osborne’s decision for the Government to increase Stamp Duty from April of this year, this new surcharge is set to directly affect divorce settlements for separating couples. Couples who own buy-to-let properties or second homes are likely to be liable for thousands of pounds’ worth of extra tax if they are granted an […]

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  Hall Brown appoints three more family law specialists  

We have brought in three more expert solicitors to strengthen our fast-growing team. All three worked alongside us at JMW Solicitors, and as well as specialising in all aspects of family law they each have their own areas of interest within it. Eleanor Aguirre, Senior Associate Solicitor Eleanor has more than five years of experience […]

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