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Online Family Mediation

Life has moved online and in the last five years, we have started to do so many things via our phones. We carry out our weekly shop, banking, watch movies and even see our GP online when we are not feeling well. The world is now digital Online mediation has many benefits and allows people to access mediation quickly and safely from where-ever they ...
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FREE Professional Domestic Abuse Legal Advice

Only Mums and Dads have set up the Green Phone Initiative, which is a national project providing victims of domestic abuse the opportunity to talk to a legal professional about their situation and what their options are for moving forward. The list of professionals, many of whom are domestic abuse specialists, is available at: https://www.thefamily...
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Record numbers report child welfare concerns during lockdown

Recent NSPCC data show that in the three months April to June 2020 there were more than 22,000 contacts to the NSPCC helpline from adults with concerns for the wellbeingof a child an increase of 32% on the previous 3 monthly average. Main concerns have been about parental behaviour, physical and emotional abuse and neglect. Two in five of the conta...
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Personal Taxation Update

No stamp duty on main homes up to £500,000 The Chancellor announced this month that stamp duty will be cut until 31st March 2021, with no tax on properties up to £500,000 where it is a main home. The additional 3% on each of the bands for second and subsequent properties will still be payable.  (Source: Moneywise, 8th July 2020) 

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