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Owens v Owens: The end of the blame game?

Following the landmark divorce case of Owens v Owens heard in the Supreme Court last week, lobbying by Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers for the introduction of a ‘no fault divorce’ (#abetterway) has gained further momentum.

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Construction & Engineering

Adverse Weather

The construction industry is vulnerable to severe winter weather; considerable activity takes place outdoors or in structures that are not yet weatherproof, materials are transported by road and essential plant and machinery have to be operated in temperatures below freezing. Construction and engineering standard forms govern how severe weather will affect the parties’ rights and obligations.

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Have you made your will yet? Here’s BPE’s top six reasons to make sure your affairs are in order

Some of the latest statistics suggest more than half of the UK population has not made a will and a significant percentage of that number won’t make one before they reach their old age. There are many risks involved in not making a will, and although it goes without saying that the primary reason you should make one is that that you then get to control what happens with your estate and who benefits.

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GDPR- it’s not too late!

As the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25 May 2018, you only have one week to get your house in order. Although the ICO has dispelled some of the media scare-mongering about huge fines, they have also made clear that there will be no grace period. They expect compliance from day one. So if you are not yet ready for the GDPR, what do you need to do now?

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