Former Manor House approved for homeless accommodation development in Bradford

Bradford Council has approved a plan to turn a former manor house and convent into a social housing development to…

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Call for Scottish estate law change after pensioner cuts step children out of £600k will

    A Perthshire pensioner has left her step family “devastated” after she cut them out of her will and…

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Coca-Cola ‘demands results’ over diversity in US Legal Partners

Global drinks business Coca-Cola has become the latest company to threaten to withhold fees from law firms that fail to…

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Rising levels of anxiety among law profession, charity report finds

  The number of legal professionals contacting independent charity LawCare for emotional support rose by 9% in 2020, according to…

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Families paying £1.2 billion in needless Inheritance Tax due to ‘liquid wealth’

New research by Weatherbys Private Bank has revealed that wealthy families could be hit with an unnecessary inheritance tax (IHT)…

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Return to ‘wartime juries’ until the end of the pandemic?

Shadow justice secretary David Lammy has repeated Labour’s recent calls to reduce jury sizes from 12 members to seven, to…

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Fraser and Fraser nominated for Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Ceremony Award

Fraser and Fraser is proud to be a finalist in this year’s Scottish Empty Homes Partnership 10th Annual Conference Awards…

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Alliance urges Scottish Government to make affordable housing ‘cornerstone’ of Scotland’s COVID-19 recovery

More than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have come together to petition the cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes,…

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Owners of long-term empty homes in Richmondshire could face up to 300% Council Tax hike

Richmondshire District Council is introducing a sharp increase in council tax as part of its ongoing strategy to bring long-term…

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New report warns 98% of social housing are ‘empty box’ unfurnished properties

A report by the End Furniture Poverty campaign has warned that many social housing tenants are moving into properties without…

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Discrepancy in UK Care Home fees poses ‘massive challenge’, say financial analysts

Data analysis by Legal & General Retirement has found significant discrepancies between care home fees across the UK, with a…

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Short-term rentals like Airbnb are amplifying housing shortages in urban areas

Researchers at the University of Cologne investigating the impact of short-term rentals on the Cologne housing market have released their…

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National Audit Office challenges court reform programme and timelines

A top official at the National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the government’s plan for delivering wide-ranging court reforms, and…

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Covid-19 case backlog poses ‘very serious threat’ to criminal justice system in England

Four top inspectors have come together to highlight their ‘grave concerns’ about a growing backlog of court cases in England,…

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Chancellor reportedly considering corporation tax rise

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering raising corporation tax in the March Budget, in an attempt to offset some of…

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Solicitors on family cases need early vaccine as ‘Key Workers’, says Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland is calling for solicitors who work on emergency custody hearings or family law cases to…

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Solicitors reject Legal Ombudsman’s request for 19% budget increase

The Legal Ombudsman has met major objections from the solicitors’ profession in its ongoing consultation for a business plan and…

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Scottish eviction ban extended until end of March

  The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of…

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Special Report: Supporting Empty Homes Officers across the UK with The Empty Homes Network

Fraser and Fraser is delighted to be one of the sponsors of this year’s Empty Homes Network (EHN) Conference, in…

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New Year’s Honours for local government workers

Workers in local authorities across the UK have been recognised for their response to the pandemic in the 2021 New…

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