No-Fault Divorce – 6 April 2022

no-fault divorce

It’s been a long time in the making, but no-fault divorce has arrived. From today, couples will finally be able to proceed with a divorce without placing blame. In readiness for this historic change to the law, we look at what it will mean for couples starting the process of divorce. Why is the change…

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Further Extension to Residential Tenancy Notice Periods in Wales

The extended six month notice period that residential landlords are required to give tenants to commence possession proceedings has been further extended by the Welsh Government. The extended notice period was due to end on 31 December 2021, but has been further extended to 24 March 2022. As a result, landlords with properties in Wales…

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COP26

As COP26 takes place in Glasgow with world leaders coming together to discuss how our nations can reduce the impact of climate change, Hannah Curtis, in our Family Team, looks at how we can make the provision of legal services to you environmentally friendly. 1. Electronic Documents Whether you’re buying or selling your house, involved…

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Why Agricultural Shows Matter

As the sun soon rises on the annual Usk Show, we talk about why agricultural shows matter to our farming and rural clients, to us at RDP Law, and to the wider agricultural community. This Saturday 11 September, almost 20,000 people will attend the Usk Show for 2021. It is of course excitement that is…

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Should they stay or should they go, now?

Marjha Golding-Evans talks university and understanding how your young person’s choices about going now, later, or not at all, may impact maintenance being paid. 2021 has, without doubt, been a rollercoaster of a year for both our young people, their teachers and their parents. Today (10 August 2021) is A-Levels results day, and in amongst…

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What to do when someone dies

We know how difficult it is to lose a loved one and understand that dealing with their estate can be a difficult and an often daunting task. Our probate team addresses some of the common questions… Q1. A loved one has died. What do I do next? A. Following the death of a loved one…

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An eye on the UK – is it good enough to be “adequate”?

Anyone with a passing interest in data protection compliance, or anyone who works in an organisation that receives / uses personal data from outside the UK, could not have failed to breathe a little sigh of relief when news came last week that the European Commission had issued an “adequacy decision” for the UK under…

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Delay in ’No Fault Divorce’, but change is coming.

It has been a long time coming but for those wanting to apply for a divorce on the basis of ‘No Fault’, the wait is going to be just a little longer. Originally hoped to come into force this Autumn 2021, the government announced last week that delays in the IT infrastructure and the need…

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Make Your Move

With lockdown forcing people to work from home, many are now choosing to upsize their property. Natasha Bunclark, solicitor at RDP Law, advises how you can speed up the initial stages of the conveyancing process in order to take advantage of the temporary reduction in Land Transaction Tax / Stamp Duty Land Tax. To speed…

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