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Resolution Calls for Major Political Parties to Commit to Family Law Changes

May 23, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

National chair of family law organisation Resolution Nigel Shepherd is calling for UK political parties to make a commitment to modernising the family law system in the run up to the general election. With another election fast approaching, Resolution has put forward four proposals regarding changes to family justice, focusing on the introduction of no-fault divorce, greater legal rights for cohabiting couples, increased access, and financial clarity for those going through separation. The four proposals encourage representatives to make a commitment to: Allow couples to divorce without blame. Give cohabiting couples, who make up 10% of the population, some basic legal rights. Ensure there is fair access to the family justice system. Give people more financial clarity on divorce. According to Mr Shepherd’s ...

Will the General Election Affect the Housing Market?

May 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

If you’re planning on buying or selling a home this year, you may be wondering how the snap election in June will affect the property market, and whether you should hold off until the General Election. Well, we have good news and bad news for you… The bad news is that, historically, housing transactions drop by 3-8% in the run up to an election, since people feel unwilling to make commitments until they know what the political future holds. However, since the period between Theresa May’s announcement and the snap election is very short, we shouldn’t see too drastic a drop. Instead of a three or four-month period of ...

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