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Is There Any Difference Between Marriage and Civil Partnership for Heterosexual Couples?

October 12, 2018 | Family Services

The UK government has announced that heterosexual couples are going to be allowed to enter into civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage. Therefore, addressing the imbalance between same-sex couples who can choose between marriage or civil partnership. What is a civil partnership? A civil partnership is a legally recognised relationship between two people and(Read more)

Modern Art Oxford: Future Knowledge

October 11, 2018 | The Arts

Modern Art Oxford’s current exhibition, Future Knowledge, is a thought-provoking exhibition exploring the role of visual culture and continuing to raise awareness of the effects of climate change.  The exhibition has art works from seven different artists who showcase fascinating and diverse creative responses to environmental concerns.  The exhibition runs until 28 October 2018. More(Read more)

Five Go on An Oxford Stroll: And Mac the Mascot Tags Along Too

October 09, 2018 | Out and About

Our team of 5 intrepid explorers (along with Mac the Mascot), completed the Oxford Legal Walk on Monday 8 October 2018.  This fund and profile raising event was organised by the London Legal Support Trust and attended by law firms and barristers' chambers from across the City.  The 10km walk started at the Combined Courts(Read more)

Recent Case Law

October 09, 2018 | Wills and Probate

Gestrust SA -v- sixteen defendants [2016] EWHC 3067 (Ch) A trustee was entitled, through two nominee companies, to the entire share capital of A Limited.  The trust had been created by a builder and developer, who had settled a valuable portfolio of residential properties which was now held either by A Limited or its wholly(Read more)

HMG Joins the Oxford Legal Walk

October 02, 2018 | Out and About

HMG Law is sending a team of intrepid explorers to join the Oxford Legal Walk on Monday 8 October 2018. The 10km walk through the streets of Oxford will raise awareness and funds for local charities, including the Citizens Advice Bureau.   The event is part of a series of walks and other activities being organised(Read more)

A Newly Qualified Solicitor Continues Her Career with HMG

October 01, 2018 | Practice News

We are thrilled to announce that Kate Garrow has qualified as a Solicitor and is added to the Roll as of today. Huge congratulations to Kate for her achievements.  All that hard work and study has paid off! This is very exciting news for the Practice also.  Kate joined the Firm three years ago as(Read more)

The Life of a Trainee Solicitor

September 28, 2018 | Practice News

There’s a lot to being a trainee solicitor. At this point you’ve been building up your skillset and education for years, accruing experience and expertise along the way. Now the nature of the game has changed – you’re moved away from making coffee and filing duties and instead plied with legal knowledge, complex file management(Read more)

Gift Aid: It Can Help You Too

September 25, 2018 | Wills and Probate

  ‘Gift Aid’ is a term that most of us will be familiar with. From the sponsorship form handed round the office, entries to stately homes, to donating old clothes to a charity shop, we are often asked if we want to tick the Gift Aid box. This donation supersizer allows you to add up(Read more)

So, Have You Sorted Out Your Will Yet?

September 20, 2018 | Wills and Probate

“So, have you sorted out your Will yet?” Now that is a difficult question to respond to. Wills are a very personal affair and sometimes it can feel very difficult to speak to someone and lay your life out on paper. It can be difficult as well to validate the cost.  There’s always something more(Read more)

Owens v Owens: Divorce Reform on the Horizon?

September 10, 2018 | Family Services

The Supreme Court has rejected a petitioner wife’s appeal against a decision dismissing her divorce petition sparking calls for reform to the divorce system. In England and wales divorce can only be granted on the basis that the marriage has broken down irretrievably (s.1(1) Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA)). The court will only hold that(Read more)