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John Roberts

John Roberts

John is a partner with Austin Lafferty Ltd and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, adoption and contact. John believes in amicable negotiation in all his cases. This would apply both in assisting clients in finding suitable arrangements for any children and also in cases where financial settlement is the main issue of concern. In addition, John assists in legal matters relating to the death of a family member or friend, advising on the various processes required depending on whether or not the deceased made a will. He also provides advice on all aspects of conveyancing from buying a house, remortgaging or selling a property.

UK taxpayers are set to waste as much as £4.9 billion this year in unnecessary tax payments, including inheritance tax, according to new research by unbiased.co.uk and Prudential. The study also found that Brits are set to gift nearly £200 million more to the taxman, compared to 2014, by not making the most of tax reliefs available to them, or by not using tax-efficient savings products.

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Thousands more parents are being deterred from applying to the new Child Maintenance Service after fees were brought in this summer, single parent charity Gingerbread has warned.

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Divorce Can Impact on the Workplace

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

Divorce and separation don't just take their toll emotionally and financially, but can also have a negative impact on an individual's working life, according to a recent survey.

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New Crackdown on Domestic Abuse

Posted by on in Family Law and Divorce

A six month trial of Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse, also known as ‘Clare’s Law’, began in Ayrshire and Aberdeen on the 25th November 2014.

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The UK Government has announced new measures that will mean that separated parents who fail to contribute financially to the upbringing of their children could face damaging their credit rating.

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Millions of Britons Have no Will

Posted by on in Wills and Estates

The majority of adults in Britain have not yet written a will, according to new research by the Law Society.

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New Government figures indicate thousands of separated parents are choosing not to seek help from the new Child Maintenance Service because of new charges brought in this summer, single parent charity Gingerbread has warned.

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A recent report has called for more to do be done to support children and families when children return home from care. The report, published by Loughborough University and NSPCC, found that an estimated £300 million is spent each year on failed reunifications of families in England.

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