The court’s approach to maintenance pending suit applications

Applications for maintenance pending suit are designed to bridge the gap between the application being issued and a final order being made, providing financial relief for the applicant and any children in the interim. In the recent case of Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ 1, the Court of Appeal revisited the issue of how…

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The pandemic break-up boom: how divorce rates are on the rise

The emotional and socio-economic stresses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the disruption to daily routines, loss of face-to-face contact with friends and family, as well as the removal of external leisure activities, have led to many couples reassessing their domestic arrangements and deciding to go their separate ways. This, in turn, has recently…

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Is a gift always a gift, or does it come with consequences?

When someone dies, a person’s property and possessions, otherwise known as their estate, may become subject to inheritance tax (IHT). This is the tax payable on a deceased’s estate where the value of that estate exceeds a certain threshold set by the government annually. By making lifetime gifts to loved ones, it may be possible…

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Vacancy: Junior Administrator – Wills & Probate Department

Office – Nelson Hours – 37 hours per week/Full Time Apprenticeship in Business Administration The role At Farnworth Rose we are seeking a Junior Administrator to provide support to our busy Wills & Probate department at our Nelson office. Duties will include dealing with incoming calls and general admin support such as filing, photocopying, dealing…

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Farnworth Rose Awarded Lexcel Quality Mark Once Again

We are pleased to announce that Farnworth Rose has again been successful in retaining the Law Society’s Lexcel Practice Management Standard with our assessment finding no non-compliances and identifying 15 areas of good practice. All assessments are undertaken by an independent body, with our assessor commenting: “It is clear from this assessment Farnworth Rose Solicitors…

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