September 18 / News

Government launches consultation on No Fault Divorce

Justice Secretary David Gauke announced last weekend that the government will undertake a consultation on the issue of no fault Divorce.

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September 12 / News

Housing Disrepair Claims

Do you know what your rights are?

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August 24 / News

Unmarried Mothers do not have to be left out in the cold

Legal reform for unmarried couples is slow in coming.

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August 6 / News

Owens v Owens – The need for the “No Fault Divorce”

The judgement in the recent Supreme Court Appeal case of Owens and Owens was not what many people hoped for.

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July 30 / News

Maxwell Hodge see increase in Harassment Claim Enquiries

Under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 it is a criminal offence for someone to Harass you. The act also creates a civil cause of action for individuals who are subject to Harassment.

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July 12 / News

Be prepared – don’t leave important decisions about your finances and health and personal care in the hands of strangers!

Clients often have questions about Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) – they may not be entirely clear what a LPA is, why one might be needed and when they should apply for one.

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July 9 / News

New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

  • 96% of people in the North West leave important health and welfare decisions to chance
  • By 2025, more than 13 million people who are at risk of mental incapacity will not be prepared
  • 73% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental incapacity
  • 78% haven’t discussed end of life medical and care wishes
  • 40% admit to having made no provisions at all, such as a will, LPA, pension or funeral plan
  • Coalition of partners join forces to warn of ‘incapacity crisis’ led by SFE, including Baroness Ilora Finlay, Alzheimer’s Society, Dying Matters, Age UK, Anchor, and SOLLA

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July 6 / News

Maxwell Hodge Solicitors raise funds in aid of Wirral Hospice St John’s

Heswall and West Kirby branches of Maxwell Hodge Solicitors participated in “Make a Will Month” in April, and are pleased to announce that they raised £2,070 in aid of Wirral Hospice St John’s. 

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July 4 / News

Changes to definition of package holiday helps those booking on the internet

The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements 2018 apply to holidays booked from 1st July this year. They extend the definition of package holidays and introduce the concept of linked travel arrangements.

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July 4 / News

WHEN YOU GET WORK DONE AT HOME – KNOW WHO IS WORKING FOR YOU

When you make a decision to have work done on your home, time is spent considering what sort of work is required, who should do it and how much you can afford to pay. These are all important decisions, which can be difficult.

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