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Month: April 2023


Responding to a Subject Access Request

Responding to a Subject Access Request (also known as a Data Subject Access request, SAR or DSAR) can be a burdensome task, particularly where an organisation is processing large volumes of personal data.  The matter can be especially thorny where the organisation believes that the disclosure sought is effectively a means by which to obtain…

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Financial remedy orders following divorce: The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 turns 50, but is it still fit for purpose?

This year, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (the ‘Act’) reaches its fiftieth anniversary. Unfortunately, not everyone in the family law community will see this as a cause for celebration. There are increasing concerns that the law the Act contains is now out of step with those depending on it, and    calls for reform continue to…

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Careers at Brett Wilson LLP

We are presently recruiting a commercial/civil litigation solicitor and a legal cashier/finance assistant.  For further information please see our careers webpage.

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Minimum legal age for marriage has increased to 18

On 27 February 2023, the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 came into effect. The Act introduces a number of reforms to the law surrounding marriage. The most significant of these is an increase in the legal age for marriage or civil partnership from 16 to 18. Previously, 16- and 17-year-olds were permitted…

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Charging orders and bankruptcy: is your debt secured?

Charging Orders are a useful enforcement tool where a creditor is able to secure sums due under a judgment or order of the court against the debtor’s interest in a property.  A charging order is an equitable charge over the debtor’s property (if they own the entirety of it) or their beneficial interest in jointly…

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I have been kicked out – am I entitled to rent from my former partner?

Exclusion, compensation, and occupation rent When relationships involving cohabitation break down, it is very common for one party to leave the cohabited property, whether willingly or because they have no other choice. In such circumstances, the party that has left may be entitled to be paid rent by the remaining party to compensate for their…

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Georgia Harrison to sue Stephen Bear over revenge porn/image-based abuse that has already landed him in jail

  Who are Stephen Bear and Georgia Harrison? If you are not a fan of reality television, then it’s unlikely you would have heard of either of Stephen Bear or Georgia Harrison until recently. Stephen Bear, 33, appeared on Shipwrecked in 2011 and Ex on the Beach in 2015.  These accomplishments allowed Bear to qualify…

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