Firm Launches New Packaged Services

Farnworth Rose Solicitors have launched three new packages services for clients to save time and money when planning for the future. Parent Package – Will(s) and Letter of Wishes £200.00 plus VAT for one person and £300.00 plus VAT for a couple.  Essentials Package – Mirror Wills and both sets of Lasting Powers of Attorney…

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Employment Tribunal Cases Increase

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show a sharp rise in multiple cases brought to employment tribunals and an increase in disputes centred on working time and age discrimination. In October to December 2020, single claims increased by 25% compared with the same period in 2019, but there was an 82% rise in multiple…

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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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