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The state of the British family

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The UK has seen a rise in the number of families headed up by cohabiting couples, rather than married couples.

Carrie Tennick, August 07, 2019

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Pregnant women and new parents to receive enhanced redundancy protections

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Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work could be protected from redundancy for up to two years, business minister Kelly Tolhurst has announced.

Carrie Tennick, July 23, 2019

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Landlords: Section 21 eviction ban will hurt tenants

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Landlords have claimed a government plan to ban no-fault evictions – known as Section 21 evictions – will make it harder for low-income tenants to rent homes.

Carrie Tennick, July 19, 2019

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Family law solicitors: There for you in the happiest and hardest times

Estimated read time: 4 mins

You may think that family law solicitors are only there for divorce and child maintenance but they do so much more than that.

Carrie Tennick, July 17, 2019

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How people live today: English Housing Survey results out

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The results of the government’s English Housing Survey 2017-18 – showing how we live today – have been released, and some of the results may be a surprise.

Carrie Tennick, July 17, 2019

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Government sets out plans for opposite-sex civil partnerships

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The government has set out its plans for extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples by the end of 2019.

Carrie Tennick, July 10, 2019

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The difference between marriage and civil partnership

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

The difference between marriage and civil partnership isn’t just about whether you make your commitment known in a church or a registry office.

Carrie Tennick, July 02, 2019

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Proposed scheme could see tenants transfer deposits between properties

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Ministers are considering a scheme that could allow tenants to transfer rental deposits directly between landlords.

Alice Sanderson, June 27, 2019

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Personal Law

Court of Protection: What is it?

Estimated reading time: 3 mins

The UK’s Court of Protection exists to make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who are unable to do so as they lack the mental capacity.

Carrie Tennick, June 04, 2019

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