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Do I need to have permission to relocate with my child abroad?

December 07, 2018 | Family Services

  Do I need to have permission to relocate with my child abroad? Under English law nobody is allowed to take a child out of the jurisdiction of England and Wales without the permission of everyone with Parental Responsibility, because it would be child abduction. If the Court has ordered that a child shall live(Read more)

Private Client price list

December 06, 2018 | Wills and Probate

ADMINISTRATION OF AN ESTATE Price List At  HMG LAW LLP  we understand that coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult and that it can be overwhelming to know exactly what you need to do. Our team of Private Client lawyers have been assisting families in Oxfordshire for nearly 200 years. We have(Read more)

Conveyancing Costs

December 06, 2018 | Residential Property

    RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING   OUR TEAM Our team has over 80 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to residential conveyancing. We have five members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Stephen Ewens,(Read more)

HMG Welcomes Helen Inskip to the Wills & Probate Department

November 12, 2018 | Practice News

HMG Welcomes Helen Inskip to the Private Client Team Helen Inskip recently joined the Private Client (Wills & Probate) Team in our Oxford Office.  Helen is working as a Legal Assistant, providing experienced and dedicated support to a team of busy fee earners and tax advisors.  With more than twelve years of relevant experience, Helen(Read more)

HMG Welcomes Rachel Dullforce to the Wills & Probate Department

November 07, 2018 | Wills and Probate

HMG has recently welcomed Rachel Dullforce to the Wills & Probate department. Rachel is a Senior Solicitor and is based in our Oxford office. Rachel has a great deal of experience in advising clients on matters ranging from straightforward Wills to complex estates. She specialises in probate and estate administration, the preparation of Wills and(Read more)

2018 Budget: Property Essentials

November 02, 2018 | Commercial Property

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the 2018 Autumn Budget on 29 October 2018. Here we look at some of the points likely to be of interest to our property clients: Taxation First time buyers SDLT relief, introduced in the 2017 Budget and applicable where a first-time buyer purchases a property costing £300,000 or(Read more)

Civil Partnerships: More Choices for Couples but a Will is Still a Must

November 01, 2018 | Wills and Probate

  The Government used the recent Conservative Party Conference to announce plans for heterosexual couples to be allowed to enter into civil-partnerships as an alternative to the traditional marriage. Until now, this option has only been available to same-sex couples and the move comes as a result of a decision by the Supreme Court this(Read more)

Spellbound: A Thought Provoking Visit to the Ashmolean

October 26, 2018 | Out and About

Members of the HMG team attended a private viewing of the latest and very popular exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Spellbound is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience.  Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, gave an introduction and guided tour of the collection. Through his informed guidance, we were challenged to consider(Read more)

Law Firms to Publish Prices and Protections

October 23, 2018 | Practice News

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced new measures which require law firms to publish information about what prices they charge for certain services. They will also be required to display a new badge highlighting that they are a regulated law firm and the protections that come with that. The SRA’s research has suggested that(Read more)

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)