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How Long Does It Take To Get A Decree Nisi?

Shakti Bhagwansingh

Posted by Shakti Bhagwansingh | Trainee
On 15th November 2018

With courts backlogged across the country and an increase in the number of litigants in person (people representing themselves) in private family proceedings, it can seem as though the divorce process is taking longer and longer.

The questions which continue to arise are things such as is there a way that I can get a quickie divorce? There is no such thing as a quickie divorce. The time it takes for the court to process a divorce ranges from around 6 months up to a number of years, given the divorcing couple’s specific circumstances.

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Fundamental Dishonesty, what is it and the implications?

Alexander Panayi

Posted by Alexander Panayi | Trainee
On 14th November 2018

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (“QOCS”) rules were introduced into the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) on 1st April 2013 as part of Lord Justice Jackson’s reforms. The rules are contained within CPR 44.13 – 44.17 and CPR44 Practice Direction Section 12. The rules were introduced to allow a Claimant to avoid costs liability if their case failed, as long as they had not been guilty of fundamental dishonesty.

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How do I make a claim for personal injury caused by a faulty product?

Emily Welstead

Posted by Emily Welstead | Associate
On 14th November 2018

In cases where a personal injury has been caused by a potentially defective product, it may possible to bring a claim for compensation against the manufacturer or supplier of the product under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

Under section 3 of this Act, a product is defective if the safety of the product is not such as persons generally are entitled to expect…

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A tax by any other name- proposed changes to probate court fees

Nicola Waldman

Posted by Nicola Waldman | Partner
On 9th November 2018

Just under two years after the threat of huge probate fee increases were dropped, they are back on the horizon. Instead of a flat fee of £215 for personal applications and £155 for solicitor applications, the fees will start at £250 for estates between £50,001 and £300,000 increasing to £6,000 for estates of over £2m. At its highest level, this is an increase of over 2,600%.

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