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Our legal blogs are here to help you find out more in depth information on those issues which matter most to you, from data protection to divorce, employment issues, probate and making a will.


Are you living together? Frequently asked questions about cohabitation…

Cohabiting couples often assume that moving in together as a couple creates similar rights and responsibilities as marriage – so-called common law marriage – however this does not have any legal recognition.

If you are moving in together you should know how cohabiting affects your legal position and how you can protect yourselves should your relationship end or one of you dies. Our family and matrimonial specialist Lisa Cogger here at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors explains more and answers your most…

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February Blog: Capital Gains Tax – have you used up your allowance?

Our tax planning and wealth management specialist Rob Fearnley answers your most common questions about this valuable tax relief.
Capital Gains Tax is a tax on the profit when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) something (an ‘asset’) that has increased in value. It’s the gain you make that is taxed, not the amount of money you receive, and the allowance for 2015/16 is £11,100.

There are four steps to working out whether you have made a taxable…

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January blog: New Year New You

What you need to know about divorce by Staffordshire family and matrimonial solicitor Lisa Cogger…
FOR better or for worse, many people in unhappy relationships choose to make plans to separate for the New Year after having one last Christmas as a family.

While the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 130,473 couples divorced in 2013, down almost three per cent in a single year, the number of people over the age of 50…

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