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Sussex Police reveal names of local drink & drug drivers caught over Christmas

  • Author: Lucinda Dore
  • Posted on: 4th January 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

Sussex Police have revealed details of a number of motorists caught drink and drug driving over the Christmas period as part of Operation Crackdown.

The article in Sussex Police online reports that "Officers carrying out dedicated patrols and responding to reports of incidents have so far made 187 arrests in the county as part of the Christmas campaign run by Surrey and Sussex Police. Of these, 24 have already been convicted and a further 77 have been charged to appear before magistrates."

The details of those published in the report includes their names, ages, area of residency,… Read more

Has your relationship been struck down on Divorce Day

  • Author: Marie Stock
  • Posted on: 3rd January 2017
  • Posted On: Blog

So it's officially "Divorce Day" 2017, a time when the stresses and strains in a relationship brought about by arrival of the festive season have finally boiled over, January is a busy time of year for family lawyers and also people seeking help via family mediation.

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How to ruin a relationship for good

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 28th December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

For most people this time of year is a happy one - but it's important to remember that this isn't the case for everyone. Often at this time of year cracks can start to show in a relationship or it can break down completely.

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Is the last week of December really the right time to put your house on the market?

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 23rd December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

We often hear from people that they are going to wait until January to put their house on the market but these stats suggest that waiting could be the wrong decision.

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Drink-driving: The morning after the night before

  • Author: Lucinda Dore
  • Posted on: 15th December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

It’s worrying to read in this article that around 1 in 5 people admit to having driven while over the limit the morning after a heavy night. Not only are they risking getting a conviction for drink-driving but they are also putting their lives, and the lives of other road users, at risk.

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Domestic abuse against men - increase in number of reports

  • Author: Marie Stock
  • Posted on: 14th December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

Domestic abuse against men is an often-ignored subject - but the number of reports made by men are now believed to be 1 in 3.

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Divorce rates drop as marriages last longer

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 13th December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

Stats recently published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that we are staying married for longer and that the average age for divorce is rising.

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Drink driving: Don't get caught out

  • Author: Lucinda Dore
  • Posted on: 8th December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

Unfortunately at this time of year we also see a rise in the number of people arrested for drink or drug driving. For some this may be because they are unaware they are over the limit, for others they knowingly do it.

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Moving in with a new partner but not yet divorced

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 1st December 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

This story in the Mirror recently is an example of just one of the types of family law scenarios that we have come across at the firm.

It appears that the father of 5 has left his wife to live with his new partner and her family, but is not yet divorced and the new partner is picking up children at the same school gates as his wife. Although this seems like a contrived situation in reality it happens more often than most people realise. This type of situation can easily arise when a relationship breaks down and… Read more

Could this be some positive post Brexit news for the UK property market

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 22nd November 2016
  • Posted On: Blog

Finally it seems we may have some positive news following the post Brexit worry for many Britain's, of the impact that the vote to leave the European Union might have on the UK housing market.

This article from the Evening Standard Homes and Property online gives UK homeowners some tangible hope that the UK property market is now stabilising, following months of uncertainty after the unexpected vote to leave the European Union came to light earlier this year. Whilst the article highlights the price rises across the UK, it also reveals that the number of properties changing hands has… Read more