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Family Law

How to break up without ruining your life – this is how you can get a cheap, less stressful divorce

3rd January 2017 - The Mirror

The start of a new year brings with it all sorts of resolutions, from losing weight and getting fitter to making a job change. It’s also the biggest time of year for divorces. Comment from Family Law solicitor Bharti Shah.

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Can we divorce to avoid the higher stamp duty on second homes?

8th December 2016 - The Guardian

Head of Family Law Jacqueline Major explains the problems with planning to divorce to avoid higher stamp duty on second homes.

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Cost of divorce soars to £70,000 – your financial rights revealed

5th December 2016 - The Mirror

The average cost of divorce in the UK is £70,243 and rising, lawyers say – with the average person losing out on £4,686 of their salary, with an added £5,089 on finding alternative accommodation, £8,926 in legal fees and £51,543 in paying off debt and sharing assets. Head of Family Law Jacqueline Major shares some advice for couples in the middle of a break up – especially those with equity between them.

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Fixed fees fuel drive towards arbitration

5th March 2015 - The Law Society Gazette

The growing willingness of lawyers to exploit the potential of arbitration has been further demonstrated by the creation of new services in family and personal injury law.

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