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What Legal Rights do Unmarried Couples Have?


Almost a quarter of people who live together aren’t married or in a civil partnership, according to data from the 2021 Census.  Figures show that the proportion of people living

May 7, 2024

Increase in financial requirement for UK spouse, fiancé or partner visas from 11 April 2024


We write to advise our clients that for anyone who is planning to submit a UK spouse, fiancé or partner visa to the Home Office should be aware that a

March 12, 2024

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

Talk Money Week: Wills


The government’s annual Talk Money Week ran from 6–10 November 2023. The initiative is headed up by the Money and Pensions Service and is designed to get more people talking

November 13, 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

Government Schemes Available to First-Time Buyers


The government’s Help to Buy Scheme closed in March this year. The scheme, which was particularly popular among first-time buyers, helped with the purchase of almost 390,000 homes worth £110bn

September 14, 2023