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Increase in Immigration Health Surcharge


We write to advise our clients that the Immigration Health Surcharge has increased as of 6 February 2024 from £624 to £1035 per year. Unfortunately, this is a substantial increase

February 26, 2024

Amendments to Definition of ‘Partner’


Opportunity to apply under the Partner Route for those who have not cohabited for 2 years akin to marriage Previously, in the Immigration Rules Appendix FM, a ‘partner’ was defined

February 21, 2024

Personal Injury Claims from Road Traffic Accidents


A recent report from the Department of Transport reveals that the number of deaths caused by accidents on Britain’s roads rose by 10% in 2022 compared to the previous year.

December 4, 2023

Affidavits and Certificates of Spanish Law


A certificate or affidavit of Spanish law is often requested by the probate registry during an application for a grant of representation when the domicile of the deceased is Spain

November 2, 2023

Why Unmarried Couples Need a Cohabitation Agreement


An increasing number of couples in England and Wales are now choosing to live together rather than get married or become civil partners. Recent figures show that the number of

October 16, 2023

Commercial Landlords: Do Your Properties Meet EPC and MEES Requirements?


New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force on 1 April 2023, which imposed tougher Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) requirements on landlords of commercial properties. The rules, which made

September 26, 2023

The Legalities of Selling a Residential Property


Although exciting, selling a property in the UK involves various legal obligations that must be considered and followed, ensuring that transparency is met and buyers are protected from any nasty

September 7, 2023

What are the different types of Lasting Power of Attorney?


A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is crucial for safeguarding your future. It is a powerful legal tool that allows you to give someone they trust, (a spouse, grown-up child

August 21, 2023

ETIAS Travel Permit


The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will be in force from 2024. British citizens and nationals of other third countries/non-EU states, who up until now could enter the

July 28, 2023

Welcome Samantha Hoyle


Berlad Graham are pleased to welcome Samantha Hoyle to our team of Consultant Solicitors.

June 23, 2023