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Divorce – It’s not your fault

Quite often the most sensible solution is divorce, but sometimes no one is at fault.  What then is the best way to resolve the matter?  There is now a much needed reform to current family law.   Eve

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – HOW TO PREPARE YOURS FOR A SALE

There are many things to consider and get in order for selling your commercial property.  This can be overwhelming.  Although with some careful planning and preparation you can ensure that the sale is

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DIY Probate Could Come Back to Bite

Probate is a vitally important part of the Will process.  This is dealing with the valued, and often treasured, possessions, property and money (assets) left by the person who has died.  Attempting to

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EMPLOYERS UPDATE: DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT LAW

In this newsletter, I am concentrating on just one case. It is not even an appeal case and therefore sets no precedent. However, the Employment Tribunal case of Ball – v- First

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How to Adopt Step-Children in the UK

  How to adopt step-children in the UK is always a big topic when it comes to family law, as blended families are becoming more and more common as parents separate and enter into new relationships

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We Need to Talk: The Good Divorce Week 2018

The 26th – 30th November 2018 marks the annual awareness raising campaign by Resolution that focuses on minimising the effects of separation and divorce on children. Divorce and separation can be

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Law firm staff take a coffee break for charity

STAFF at Parfitt Cresswell solicitors in Caversham raised more than £220 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Dozens of current and former clients enjoyed cakes and hot drinks at the firm’s offices in Prospect

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Is DIY probate worth the risk?

According to the consumer watchdog Which?, while many Executors use solicitors to handle the entire probate process, around a third of probate applications are carried out by those who have opted for the

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We’re lawyers so why did we write a book?

Who was it that once said, ‘Everyone has a book or novel in them, but in most cases, that’s where it should stay’? The glass is always half full here at Parfitt and frankly, if actors, models and

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5 myths about divorce to leave behind in 2018

Sadly, not everyone will be popping champagne corks as the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve. For those in unhappy marriages, it’s often the start of a new year that triggers the decision

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