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Warning Over Common-law Marriage Myth

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Worryingly, thousands of people in the East Midlands who live with their partner but are not married are unaware that they have little or no legal rights should their relationship end. During Cohabitation Awareness Week (27 th November to 1 st December)...

Divorce Fee Hike Should Be Revoked

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There has been a lot in the news about the increase in the divorce petition fee, which was introduced by the Ministry of Justice in March, and I for one support the calls for it to be rescinded. The Justice Select Committee has recently published a...

Weathering the Brexit Storm

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There is perhaps only one certainty coming out of the EU referendum, which is that many, whether they voted leave or remain, were as shocked and surprised by the outcome as I was. That shock has now it seems been superseded by a continuance of the...

Couple Vow to Appeal High Court Civil Partnership Ruling

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A heterosexual couple who want to enter into a civil partnership rather than marry have today lost a challenge at the High Court. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan argued that they are being discriminated against and that without the ability to enter...

Increase in Silver Separators

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The first working day of the New Year is dubbed by some ‘Divorce Day’ as solicitors traditionally see a spike in enquiries after the Christmas holidays. Although the festive period is supposed to be a happy time, spending time together as a...

Owed a Bigger Divorce Settlement?

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A landmark ruling in the Supreme Court, involving two women who felt they had been lied to by their ex-husbands about their financial status, could result in many other recently finalised cases being reopened. Alison Sharland, who accepted £10m in her...

Business Lunch will be a Family Affair

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Chairman of Lindum Group David Chambers will be sharing his experiences of running a successful family business during an event at Doddington Hall in Lincoln later this month. David is just one of a number of business owners who will be speaking at The...

Supreme Court Ruling is a Lesson for Divorcing Couples

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Along with the rest of the legal profession I have been closely following the divorce case involving Ecotricity millionaire Dale Vince and the mother of his son, Kathleen Wyatt. What is particularly interesting about this case, which has gone through...

A Common Myth about Cohabiting Couples

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As a family law specialist at one of Lincoln’s largest law firms I meet a lot of couples who are living together but not married and describe themselves as common law husband and wife. Worryingly they believe that because they have been cohabiting for...

Presumption of Parental Involvement Set to Come into Force

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As the result of a new law coming into force tomorrow family courts will be required to presume that both parents should continue to play a role in their child’s life after they have separated, as long as that does not pose any risk to the...

Rise in Unmarried Families Emphasises Need for Law Reform

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The Office for National Statistics published some new figures in June revealing that the number of unmarried couples living together in the UK has risen from 14% in 2001 to 17% in 2011. In comparison the number of households with married couples fell from...

Divorce Bill is a Step in the Right Direction

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The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill, a private members’ bill introduced in the House of Lords by Baroness Deech in February 2014, will receive its second reading today. The bill focuses on financial settlement legislation as the law surrounding...

Pre and post nups look set to be binding in future

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Pre and post nuptial agreements are likely to be given binding status, in a move that’s intended to give couples a more predictable outcome on divorce. The Law Commission’s report, Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements, proposes that the...

Children Seen but Not Heard?

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With the government poised to change the way the family court deals with cases of disputed contact by introducing a presumption of shared parenting a recent joint research project between the Universities of Sussex and Oxford may throw a spanner in the...

Family Court does U-turn

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The recent court of appeal decision in Petrodel – v – Prest may have driven a coach and horses through what family lawyers have until now considered to be the position where a spouse owns or controls a company which they use as an alter ego. In...

Welcome to our NEW website

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When we decided that our website needed a revamp we, like many others before us, thought that it was a case of selecting our preferred website designer and letting them work their magic. We soon came to realise that whilst colour, style and functionality are...

Shoes will not be easy to fill

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It’s a time of change at our Newark office. After many years of providing legal services to clients in Newark and the surrounding area David Hollingworth retired on the 30th March. David was partner with the well known Newark firm Neville Denham &...

Future changes

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One of the many recent and future changes occurring at Andrew & Co is the move by Anita Hamer from our Lincoln to our Newark office. Having worked in the legal profession since 1997, Anita re-joined the Residential Conveyancing Team at Lincoln in 2012....

Things you should know

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Figures published by the Office for National Statistics in December show that the divorce rate for the UK has risen for the first time since 2003. The figures for 2010 show a rise of 5% overall, with divorces most common for couples in their early 40s, and a...

Tour of Lincoln Cathedral

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On Thursday 26th January 2012 the residential conveyancing team at Andrew & Co LLP invited various estate agents from Lincoln and Newark to join them in a conducted tour of Lincoln Cathedral, including the roof top. This was a fascinating tour, followed...

Pleased to announce

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Andrew & Co are pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Lock, who has joined our Commercial Team as an Associate. The Team and the Firm are delighted to welcome Julia, and would like to take this opportunity to wish her well in her new role. Julia...

Latest Addition

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Andrew & Co are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Bolden, who joins our private client team as a Conveyancing Paralegal. The Firm are delighted to welcome Heather, and would like to take this opportunity to wish her well in her new role. ...