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Divorce settlement must be fair

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 6 2008

When the financial arrangements are being made on divorce, the court must ask itself whether these are fair and do not discriminate against one party bearing in mind all the circumstances

Business valuation on divorce - experts of 'doubtful utility'

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 13 2008

On divorce, the valuation of a family business is often a highly emotional and contentious issue, so it was unsurprising when the divorce of a couple after 15 years of marriage led to an acrimonious dispute over the value of their successful restaurant business

Animal injury - expectation matters

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 15 2008

The law takes different positions on the responsibility of owners for damage caused by their animals, depending on the type of animal and the circumstances under which the damage occurred

HMRC issues guidance on nil-rate band transfers

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 28 2008

HMRC have issued new guidance on nil-rate transfers (transfers of the unused Inheritance Tax (IHT) nil-band to the surviving spouse or civil partner) - which will come as a relief to those caught up in the complexities of the process, which is by no means as straightforward as it looks

Alzheimer's victim not incompetent

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 17 2008

Many legal actions involving wills are based on the claim that the person making the will (the ‘testator’ or ‘testatrix’ in legal terminology) was not competent to execute it or on the allegation that that they were under the undue influence of someone else when it was written

Killer drivers face greater penalties

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2008

Motorists who kill while avoidably distracted at the wheel will face prison under new road safety laws which came into force on 18 August 2008

Divorce - new job doesn't affect settlement

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 5 2008

In divorce proceedings, it is usual to make a full disclosure of assets and future financial prospects when agreeing the financial settlement

Horses get maintenance in country divorce

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 18 2008

Divorce can be a messy business at the best of times but following a recent ruling looks set to become yet even more complex

No set-off in fatal injury compensation

  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 18 2008

When a person is fatally injured, it may be possible to make a claim for compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA

Inequality does not mean undue influence

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2009

There is no presumption that equality is to be preserved when it comes to making gifts of assets