The reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates (commonly known as the SDLT holiday) has been widely discussed in the media. (See also our briefing). It is worth nothing that HMRC has also previously announced an extension to the…
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In the Autumn Statement 2015, the government announced, amongst other things, that it will reduce the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) filing and payment window from 30 days to 14 days. The change will be introduced by the Finance Bill…
Following Theresa May’s announcement that application fees will be scrapped for settled status applications, we set out who needs to apply and how. Who does this affect? EEA nationals or nationals exercising their equivalent Treaty rights, which means working, studying, or being a…
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Mrs Owens petitioned for divorce in May 2015. In order to demonstrate that the marriage had irretrievably broken down she relied on Mr Owens’ unreasonable behaviour. It was such that she said she could not reasonably be expected to live with him anymore. Mr…
In the light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Owens v Owens, family solicitors are having to reconsider their approach to ‘behaviour’ as a fact relied upon when petitioning for divorce. Grounds for divorce There is only one ground on which a…