Blogs

Rogue Will Writers

August 10th, 2022

A Will is one of the most important legal documents you can make. It allows you to decide how your assets are divided and distributed after you have died. It

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Holiday Pay for Part-Year Workers

July 29th, 2022

In Harpur Trust v Brazel, the UK Supreme Court has made an important ruling on holiday pay.  This could substantially increase costs of paid holiday for organisations who engage people

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A civilised separation

June 28th, 2022

Our Head of Family Julie Slater-Williams sets out how we work with clients and other professionals to avoid high conflict, stressful and costly proceedings: At Keelys, our ethos is always

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Always the bridesmaid……..

June 28th, 2022

More and more often now, people choose not to marry.  It may be due to the cost of marrying, a fundamental disbelief in the marriage contract or simply an event

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Best Guidance for Financial Orders in Divorce proceedings

June 28th, 2022

Peeling away any misperceptions.  A new national lead Family Judge is appointed – what will be the impact on divorcing couples in financial remedy cases? Our head of family –

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What is a Separation Agreement?

April 13th, 2022

Separation Agreements are an alternative to divorcing and having a Consent Order upon divorce. People who are already married or in a civil partnership can enter into a written agreement

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Preparing for no-fault divorce

March 24th, 2022

The provisions of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) finally come into effect on 6 April 2022 after a long journey through Parliament. The changes have been

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Family Law: No-fault divorce

March 2nd, 2022

The Government confirmed in April 2019 that divorce law in England and Wales would be changing, with the introduction of no-fault divorce. Ending years of campaigning to reform the divorce

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Improving credit score for a mortgage application

October 7th, 2021

What is a credit score? First off to improve your credit score you need to know what it is. A credit score, also known as a credit rating, is a

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How to get divorced

August 25th, 2021

Decided to get divorced? Divorce can be one of the biggest decisions you will ever face in your lifetime. The process will see relationships and families breakdown. But if a

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The Intestacy Rules

August 25th, 2021

Protect your estate and your loved ones The only guarantee in life is we all die. But no one really thinks about passing away. It is the last thing on

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Parental responsibility

August 10th, 2021

Putting children first When a marriage dissolves, it breaks up a family unit. When separating from the other parent of your child or children there are responsibilities and rights you

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Ways to write your Will

June 18th, 2021

Planning your Will There are numerous ways to write a Will. From doing it yourself, to appointing a qualified legal representative. Everyone over the age of 18 in the UK

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The divorce hotel: ready for a break of the permanent kind?

March 29th, 2021

Relationship breakdown is devastating.  Making the choice to leave your marriage or receiving the news that that’s what your spouse wants is one of the most challenging events in a

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Mediation and divorce

March 29th, 2021

Avoiding the courts Couples going through a divorce are a difficult and emotional time. Some parties wish to complete their divorce quickly and get on with their new chapter without

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Children coping with divorce

March 29th, 2021

The impact on children from divorce The fallout of divorce in a family unit is devastating. Often the worst impact is on children involved. Every child reacts in a different

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Governments pledge to reform Leaseholders’ rights

February 15th, 2021

Under the current law, for many decades, millions of leasehold homeowners have been tied into hidden costs and strict clauses by freeholders. Costs include years of escalating ground rents, uncapped

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Downsizing your home

December 1st, 2020

What is downsizing? Downsizing your home is when you sell your current home and move into a smaller one. This may be your family home where the children have flown

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Updating your Will

December 1st, 2020

Before the world had even heard of the Covid -19 virus, around 54% of the population in the UK had not even considered writing a will let alone updating a

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The Furlough Scheme and Notice Periods

November 16th, 2020

HMRC have moved the goalposts again and stated that the furlough scheme cannot be used for employees who are on notice of termination of employment after 1 December. That will

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