Law Society Legal News Summary 3 August 2022

New marriage proposals 

Karen Dovaston, chair of our family law committee, spoke with BBC Radio Shropshire (from 1:07:34) about how the Law Commission proposed to update decades-old marriage laws, such as by allowing ceremonies to take place outside such as in gardens, parks and beaches.

Inheritance tax focus

The Daily Mail and MSN speak to Law Society wills and equity committee member Kieran Bowe about the intricacies of inheritance tax allowances.

LawTech adoption investment 

Legal Futures reports new government support for lawtech adoption, noting former Law Society president Christina Blacklaws chairs the Lawtech Delivery Panel – an advisory panel of industry experts.

Disability Pride Month 

Law Society Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) member Demi Rixon writes for Law Careers about Disability Pride Month.

Funeral plan warning 

Mail Online speaks to Law Society Council membership committee member Gary Rycroft in a piece warning its readers to check funeral plan providers are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority after a number of scams were identified.

Also worth a read: 

  • Rwanda deterrent in question – Guardian
  • No-fault divorce warning – Telegraph (£)
  • Archie Battersbee’s parents to approach European Court of Human Rights – BBC
  • SQE refunds offered following exam fiasco – Gazette

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