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Breaking news: Regulation of managing agents

  Sajid Javid has today announced a consultation on the regulation of managing agents. Further details appear at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/crackdown-on-unfair-managing-agents This is not the first time that government has looked at this issue, but it is a natural follow on from the White Paper on Housing ‘fixing our broken housing market’ and the recent consultation on… Read more »

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When does bad conduct matter?

  Perhaps unsurprisingly many people contemplating divorce are upset in some measure by the behaviour of their spouse or civil partner. They may shy away from mentioning, let alone complaining about it, or be so outraged that talking about that behaviour is uppermost in their minds; obviously the spectrum is wide. Mild behaviour petition If… Read more »

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Legal 500 rankings 2017

  Bishop & Sewell is pleased to learn that the firm has been recognised for its expertise in this year’s Legal 500, an independent guide to the legal sector, in the following areas: London: Private client – Family – Tier 4 Bishop & Sewell LLP has ‘very experienced partners with proven expertise in both finance and children… Read more »

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Doctor Foster

I watched the second series of Doctor Foster with a growing sense of deja vu, as I’m sure many other family solicitors did. I watched in horror as the two parents tried really hard to hurt each other, succeeding on more than one occasion throughout the series. The emotional rollercoaster was obviously exaggerated for great… Read more »

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Is the Home Office trying to break the bank?

UK banks will be required to check the immigration status behind 70 million bank accounts From the 30 October 2017, banks and building societies will be obliged to carry out quarterly immigration checks on their consumers. This is the effect of Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act (2016), amending the Immigration Act (2014). The law,… Read more »

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Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market – Government consultation

The Government consultation on tackling unfair market practices in the leasehold sector has closed on 19th September 2017. This firm, among many others have submitted responses to the Government on the issues raised. Much publicised issues concerning leasehold houses and ground rents together with parliamentary pressure which has been building for some time (particularly since… Read more »

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Is there a marriage between Elle Macpherson and her “husband” to dissolve, or not?

Some of you may remember the dramatic press coverage of the breakdown of the relationship between Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, when he said that there was never a legal marriage between the two of them and therefore there could be no divorce – potentially leaving Jerry Hall in a very different financial position… Read more »

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‘Keeping up with the Law’ on surrogacy

It is reported in recent news that celebrities, Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, are expecting their third child, by means of a surrogate. If you have been ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ on their reality TV show, you may be aware that Kim revealed her desire to have another child, but expressed… Read more »

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