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10 tips on how to make a school appeal

Thinking about making a school appeal, but don’t know where to start? John Chard, author of “Your School Your Choice” and expert on school admissions and appeals, tells you what you need to think about before you make your school appeal.… Find out more

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Same-sex marriage poll was ‘deeply flawed’

by Sarah Ashcroft A survey assessing the support of same-sex marriage in Scotland was “deeply flawed”. This is the view of the Roman Catholic Church which argued that the poll asked leading questions which invalidates the responses given. Speaking to the… Find out more

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Cohabitation ‘gives greater rights’ than marriage

by Sarah Ashcroft Couples who are unmarried yet live together can often have greater legal rights to each other’s income and capital if they split up than married couples. This is a claim made by the Law Society, which explained that cohabitation… Find out more

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Prenuptial agreements ‘edging closer to becoming law’

While prenuptial agreements have long been an option explored by some, the Law Commission has recommended that they are introduced as a legal necessity in England & Wales. The Commission, a statutory independent body that advises on law reform, has proposed that… Find out more

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Getting engaged? Remember your legal options

Getting engaged can be one of the happiest times of your life. Whether you have got down on one knee to pop the question or were on the end of a romantic proposal, it’s sure that you will be in… Find out more

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Living together no longer a ‘trial run’ for unmarried couples

More couples are living together as a permanent replacement for marriage, as the percentage of cohabiting couples with children is now at the same level as married couples.  A recent academic study by Leeds University found that for the first… Find out more

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Legal considerations before tying the knot

So you have met your perfect other half and plan to walk down the aisle with them before enjoying your very own “happily every after”, reminiscent of an array of romantic comedies you have watched. While gazing into your partner’s… Find out more

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Why invest in a cohabitation agreement?

It is a sad fact of life that relationships break down regardless of initial intentions of happily-ever-after endings. It is this very aspiration that can prevent couples in love from taking the best steps to protect their investments from an… Find out more

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How to draw up a cohabitation agreement

When you move in together the last thing you want to think about is drawing up a legal document such as a cohabitation agreement. But if you split up, you won’t have the same rights as a married couple and you could end… Find out more

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What to include in a cohabitation agreement

Most people assume that there is something called a ‘common law wife’. This is a myth. Cohabitants have no special legal rights over each other. That’s why it’s so important, if you’re unmarried, to get a cohabitation agreement drawn up or you… Find out more