Archive for March, 2014

Terraced houses

Mortgage lenders’ confidence returns

The number of mortgages granted to homebuyers with a deposit of less than 15 per cent reached a six-year high in February, according to the UK’s largest chartered surveyor, in […]

Consciously uncouple

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin ‘consciously uncouple’.

The actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, and her rockstar husband, Chris Martin, have been part of the celebrity elite throughout a relationship that began in 2002. In announcing their split on March […]

Same sex marriage introduced in England and Wales

Gay and lesbian couples can now exchange their marriage vows in England and Wales, removing another form of inequality and improving the rights of  families with gay parents. The Marriage […]

Flexible working

New implementation date for flexible working

The Government has announced that from 30 June 2014 the right to request flexible working arrangements will be extended to all employees, provided they have worked for their employer for 26 weeks […]

Pre-nup thumbs up by Law Commission

When entering into a marriage or civil partnership, people may wish to ring-fence assets they have acquired previously, in order to prevent their inclusion in a divorce settlement should the […]