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  • What happens if I lose mental capacity and have no valid power of attorney in place?
    Many people will have made an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) when they made their Wills before 1 October 2007, at which point they were replaced with the Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • A move towards no fault divorce
    An update from Louise Pearce, Family Law Solicitor at our Bookham office Just this weekend the Justice Secretary has confirmed plans to reduce conflict in divorce proceedings. To bring a divorce in England and Wales spouses or civil partners have to show that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. This is evidenced by one ...
  • Are we any closer to divorce law reform following Owens v Owens?
    On 25 July, divorce solicitors across the country eagerly awaited the Supreme Court’s ruling on Owens v Owens. The case hinged on Mrs Owens’ desire for a divorce from her husband of 40 years – a marriage that, she said, was loveless and had broken down irretrievably. Citing unreasonable behaviour as her grounds for divorce in ...