04 December 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors
The latest UK House Price Index, which is released every month, paints a diverse picture of the UK property market for August 2018. The number of property transactions completed in the UK in June 2018 was 21.5% lower when compared to June 2017. Similarly, the UK Residential Market Survey reveals that The Newly Agreed Sales net balance came in at -10% which represents the most negative reading on this metric for five months. However, after a sharp fall in activity at the end of last year, current sales trends are stabilising in London.
The UK Residential Market Survey explains that…
28 September 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors
Category: Family Law
The divorce rate among opposite-sex couples in England and Wales is at its lowest since 1973, according to new research from the ONS. Only 8.4 per 1,000 married couples got a divorce in 2017, a decrease of 5.6% compared with 2016.
The ONS publication, which was released yesterday, looks at a number of factors which can influence the divorce rate, such as:
age of divorce
duration of marriage
opposite-sex v same-sex divorce rate
reason for divorce
Average age of divorce in England & Wales
In 2017, the highest divorce rate for opposite-sex couples was among men between the…
29 August 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors
Category: Family Law
Supreme court judges ‘reluctantly’ upheld a previous family court ruling that Tini Owens, 69, was unable to divorce husband of 40 years, Hugh, who refuses to split. This particular case has highlighted the need to reform family law in the UK and introduce a 'no-fault' divorce.
In late 2017, a new pilot scheme was launched in five areas across England, which allowed vulnerable offenders with mental health, drug or alcohol problems to avoid jail sentences by agreeing to participate in treatment for their problems.
15 August 2018 Written by Owen White Catlin Solicitors
Yorkshire Building Society has recently published research which indicates that many first time buyers are planning inaccurately for the costs of buying their first home, and urges first-time buyers to think and budget carefully to improve their chances of becoming homeowners.