The Root of All Evil

I am bound to say it is not often that I have turned to the First Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy!  However, one of our best-known quotes “The love of money is the root of all evil” is a sentence from that particular Epistle.   ALWAYS WANTING MORE   Sitting where I ...

Legal Update

The Department for Work & Pensions have long operated a phone line where confidential information can be given on so-called “benefits cheats”.  The aim is to ensure that only those genuinely entitled to benefits should claim them.  Another tool used by DWP is to look at Facebook postings to see whether (for example) holiday snaps ...

Family Law Update

The Office of National Statistics has recently released the marriage figures for 2015.  In that year there were 239,020 marriages between opposite sex couples.  The previous year there were 247,372 opposite sex marriages, and that figure was also below the previous year 2013.  The trend for opposite sex marriages is therefore on a slow downward ...

Buying a Property – Two Vital Considerations

It is believed that Stamp Duty was first levied in Spain in the 17th Century as a tax raised on legal transaction of documents. Governments in other European countries found this a very attractive way of raising funds and it was adopted in England in 1694 to collect funds for the war against France at ...
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