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Civil Partnerships to be extended to mixed-sex couples

Civil partnerships have been extended to heterosexual couples

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed that all couples in England and Wales will soon be able to choose between a civil partnership or a marriage. But what does this mean? What is the difference between a civil partnership and a marriage? We take a look….
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Making Bury St Edmunds the most dog friendly town in the UK

Helping Bury St Edmunds to become a dog friendly town

At Burnett Barker, we love getting involved in local community initiatives, and as dog lovers, there was no doubt that we would sign up to support Dog Friendly BSE.

This is a project which aims to turn Bury St Edmunds into the most dog-friendly town in the UK!

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Why National Work Life week is so important

The importance of national work life week

This week (01-05 October 2018) is officially National Work Life Week. The week is designed to remind businesses of the importance of implementing a positive work life balance for all staff.

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Taking that extra step to support our clients

Taking the extra step to support our clients

We are incredibly passionate about the work that we do. We thoroughly love our work and strive to give our clients a first-class experience regardless of what service they need help with. That’s why it’s so nice to receive positive feedback from clients who have appreciated our efforts.
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Proud supporters of the ‘Voices in the Middle’ campaign

Daryl Griffiths, CEO, Burnett Barker Solicitors

We are proud to announce that we are partnering a national campaign which is raising awareness of the importance of listening to the views of children and young people during family divorce or separations.
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We’re backing plans to overhaul divorce law

anne Matthews - Family Law Partner

We are backing plans by the government to overhaul the current divorce laws in favour of a ‘no-fault’ divorce option.
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Using your legacy to support others – leaving charitable donations in your Will

Leaving a charitable donation in your Will

Remembering to leave a charitable donation in your Will is a wonderful legacy. As part of “Remember a Charity awareness week”, we’re sharing our advice for how you can show your charitable support via your Will.
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Is the modern attitude to marriage putting people at risk?

Cohabitation Agreements

August is traditionally the most popular time of year for weddings in England and Wales. Yet more couples chose to live together unmarried. Is this modern attitude toward marriage putting hundreds of thousands of couples at risk if they split?
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What rights do your children have should you and your partner separate?

Children-Rights-divorce-separation

One of the biggest concerns for couples considering divorce or separation is what affect this will have on their children. Aside from the emotional impact, worries about where they will live and how they will continue to have a meaningful relationship with both parties are always front of mind.
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New National Death Notification Service to ease burden on grieving families

death notification service

Last month, a new Death Notification Service was launched; providing grieving families with a straightforward way to notify participating banks and building societies of the death of a family member, friend or care home resident.
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