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Divorce Law Reform Consultation

As anticipated, following on from the much awaited decision of Owen v Owen (referred to in a previous article http://absolicitors.com/hub/2018/08/wife-refused-a-divorce-to-end-long-marriage/ ) the Justice Secretary, David Gauke, has announced that he is preparing a consultation on reforming the divorce laws which have not been changed since the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which was introduced following the Divorce Reform Act 1969. Attempts to change the divorce laws in 1996 were, for various reasons, unsuccessful and the legislation had to be repealed.
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Does getting married reduce your inheritance tax bill?

Part 2: Transferrable Nil Rate Band

In part 1 of this article we discussed the point that unmarried couples are treated differently to married couples and civil partners for inheritance tax purposes.

We explained that couples who live together are sometimes called “cohabitees” however this is not a legally recognised relationship for tax purposes.

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Swing Unlimited At Highcliffe Castle

What a fabulous day to be supporting Swing Unlimited Big Band at Highcliffe Castle. Another excellent concert and classic car show with the added bonus of some Bournemouth Air Festival activity.

Thank you for all those who attended and supported the very popular event. There were 3 unclaimed raffle prizes as follows:


Pink 48

Yellow 786

Pink 292


If you are lucky enough to have a winning ticket please contact Andrew Lilley at the Highcliffe Office 01425 282150

Swing Unlimited At Highcliffe Castle Sunday 2nd September 2018

Swing Unlimited Big Band and the Swing Unlimited Community Big Band are back by popular demand at Highcliffe Castle on Sunday 2nd September 2018 1pm to 4pm, and we are again sponsoring the event. Bring a picnic and enjoy a wide variety of music from Glen Miller & Count Basie to Jools Holland & Michael Buble. Three Counties Vintage & Classic Car Club will also be in attendance. Fingers crossed for fine weather and a fun afternoon for the whole family.

For more information about SUBB, visit www.subb.co.uk

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