News

Read about Hine Downing’s latest legal news, team announcements, updates and events we have supported in the local area.

MP’s back ‘No Fault’ Divorce Bill

June 26, 2020


Couples wishing to divorce will be able to apply for a no-fault divorce under The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, due to come into force in Autumn 2021. This bill allows couples to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, without placing blame on either party, paving the way for a more amicable divorce…. Read more »

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New guidance for people requiring face to face support at Hine Downing


As the government continue to ease lockdown and increase the activity that businesses are able to partake in, we are pleased to announce that our offices have now reopened to those who require face to face meetings with our team. We have put in place a number of safety measures in line with the Government… Read more »

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Cold calling warning


It has come to our attention recently that across the country people are being cold called by companies offering their heavily discounted will writing services. These companies often use the word ‘legal’ in their names and make claims that if they do not have a will that extra taxes could be imposed, or that their… Read more »

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Our office is closed but business continues as usual


In line with government guidelines and in order to keep everyone safe, the Hine Downing office is now closed. However, we are still open for business and have a dedicated team working remotely. We would like to reassure you that we are still available and able to continue to provide you with ongoing support and… Read more »

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Latest office policy regarding Coronavirus


We firstly want to wish all our clients the best of health and hope everyone is staying safe and well in this current climate. At Hine Downing we take seriously the responsibility we have to our staff, families and clients to keep everyone safe and continue providing much needed advice in this unprecedented time. We… Read more »

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Will storage

Lloyds discovers 9000 wills not passed to deceased families


In October last year Lloyds Bank revealed that, due to a storage mishap, they had found 9000 wills that needed to be reunited with families after discovering them in ‘Safe Custody’. The storage has been closed to new customers since 2011. Whilst many have been superseded by newer wills, or settled via the intestacy process… Read more »

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