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Divorce proceedings fee set to rise by one third to £550 later in 2015

Monday, 3rd August, 2015
family
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced plans to increase the divorce petition fee by one third from its existing £410 to £550. The fee hike will be introduced by the end of 2015 following a...

Inheritance challenges could rise following court ruling

Monday, 3rd August, 2015
family
A rather groundbreaking Court of Appeal judgment in Ilott v Mitson [2015] EWCA may lead to more challenges from people who are ignored or disinherited following the death of a close relative.
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Crime statistics for 2014 show dramatic rise

Friday, 23rd January, 2015
Crime statistics released for 2014 show rise in reported rape crime.
New statistics released this week show a dramatic increase in reported incidents of rape across the UK. In what is being seen...

Divorce application fee to remain at £410

Friday, 23rd January, 2015
Government drops proposal to raise divorce fee.

The Government have decided to drop a proposed increase in the divorce application fee which they intended to lift from £410 to £750. The move...

Divorcing couples embracing mediation

Saturday, 8th November, 2014
In an article in the Law Society Gazette it was highlighted that divorcing couples are apparently seeking mediation services themselves rather than being encouraged to do so through their lawyers....

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