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Mon, 25/07/2022 - 11:35
As solicitors specialised in supporting older and vulnerable clients, we would like to bring to your attention a new website launched by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which allows next of kin to make claims for underpaid state pensions. It’s estimated that around 134,000 people had...
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Tue, 14/06/2022 - 16:12
It’s much easier to set up a business using a company purchased from Companies House or an intermediary in these days of the World Wide Web. It is cheap and quick to organise, but people generally don’t know the intricacies of Articles of Association or indeed what their company can and cannot do....
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Wed, 06/04/2022 - 11:45
AST Hampsons are expanding their Litigation Department and here’s what that means for you. AST’s Litigation Department has strengthened and expanded the services already offered which means the firm now has over 45 years combined experience and knowledge to help to provide practical advice for all...
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Fri, 25/03/2022 - 09:18
If you have already considered separating from your spouse, you may have heard or read that as of 6th April 2022 you are able to apply jointly for a divorce with your spouse. That is of course if you are both agreeable that the best way forward is a divorce. In order to keep matters as amicable as...
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Sun, 21/11/2021 - 17:43
Spread the word and join the heard in readiness for 'Good Divorce Week from 29th November to 3rd December 2021' Here at AST Hampsons we advocate the message from Family Resolution in supporting couples, especially parents going through separation or divorce. We understand and empathise with our...
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Wed, 03/11/2021 - 11:49
The growing popularity of online will writing could lead to a ‘surge’ in contested probate cases down the line, probate experts have warned. Funeral Solution Expert, a research and consultancy firm, analysed 26 online will writers and found that consumers are often mistaken as to whether their...
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Tue, 08/06/2021 - 15:14
BREAKING NEWS – From 6th April 2022 those who are seeking to divorce can apply without there being any element of blame on their spouse. After years of debate Government ministers finally announced yesterday that from spring 2022 married couples are permitted to divorce without one party pointing...
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Wed, 24/03/2021 - 14:59
In the recent documentary “Kate Garraway: Finding Derek” has highlighted the devastating time TV presenter Kate has faced since her husband, Derek Draper, was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 in March 2020. During the documentary, Kate openly spoken about the financial issues she has had in...
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Tue, 02/02/2021 - 13:02
At AST Hampsons, we have noticed a significant growth of older individuals seeking advice on divorce and the matrimonial financial process. Regardless of the age of our clients, we ensure that we can tailor our advice to that individual, whilst taking into account their needs and their...
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Thu, 21/01/2021 - 17:10
This week, the Court of Appeal are hearing what is being referred to as a “Landmark case” in respect of how domestic abuse cases are being handled by Judges within the family courts.   According to, “Domestic abuse and private law children cases: A literature review” by Adrienne Barnett (Brunel...