Over-60s failing to protect legacies if their children divorce

Old couple protect legacy if children divorce

Most people over 60 are not taking the necessary action to protect the assets they leave to their children in their wills, according to new research.

The risk is that if their children divorce, some of the assets they’ve inherited from their parents could go to their ex-partner.

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Justice Secretary announces end to ‘fault-based’ divorce system

Justice Secretary announces end to ‘fault-based’ divorce system

The Justice Secretary, David Gauke, has confirmed that the government is planning to reform divorce law to end the end ‘blame game’ that can cause so much stress for some couples when they separate.

Under the current system, there are five reasons for being granted a divorce by the courts: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two years separation if both agree to the divorce, or five years separation, even if the husband or wife disagrees.

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Uber accused of failing to comply with EU data disclosure regulations

Uber accused of failing to comply with EU data disclosure regulations

Uber is facing legal action after its drivers claimed the company has failed to comply with the EU’s data disclosure obligations.

The news comes at an unfortunate time as the company is set to float on the stock exchange later this week.

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Landlords face legal threat as students given new rights

Landlords face legal threat as students given new rights

Private landlords who provide poor and substandard living conditions for students could be taken to court as new regulations come into force.

Some figures have even suggested that one in five students live in ‘squalor’ and reported mice, slugs, and other vermin infesting their accommodation.

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