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Can Divorce ever be easy? Simon Gummer interviewed on local radio

Family Partner, Simon Gummer, discussed the subject with Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridge this morning giving an insight into divorce and the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation. The interview can be heard on https://www.bbc.co.uk/radiocambridgeshire.

Setting the Stage at Palace House

In continuing their support for the Newmarket Community, The Newmarket Festival have agreed to sponsor the construction of a viewing platform for Palace House’s state of the art horse walker. The contribution of £5,000 will enable The Racing Museum to construct a viewing platform to enable visitors to gain a real insight into the workings [...]

Mediation Launched

Mark, Simon and guest speaker, David Ingle launched the EH Mediation service in the wonderful surroundings of the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket. The audience of lawyers, financiers and other professionals heard about the benefits of Civil and Family mediation ,the role of the Mediator and the process before enjoying a Drinks Reception .

Family Law Open Day Friday 3rd November

We will be running another series of our hugely popular Family Law Open Days in 2017. These Open Days are completely free to members of the public who have any issues regarding family law, whether questions on divorce, separation, cohabitation, children issues as well as financial matters and civil partnership disputes. The open door policy [...]

Deborah Hargreaves to participate in Insane Terrain!

Edmondson Hall’s Deborah Hargreaves, Chairperson of the Moulton Preschool, is one of a group of parents (the ‘Moulton Mudders’) taking part in an insane terrain event on 24th September.  This will see the Mudders overcoming 5K of physical obstacles in very muddy conditions!!  Whilst it promises to be great but exhausting fun, the group are [...]


RESIDENCE NIL RATE BAND Paying tax is unpopular, particularly Inheritance Tax, which is normally levied on estates of deceased persons at the rate of 40% above a tax free threshold. You might not be aware that a potentially useful new tax-break for your estate was introduced on 6 April 2017? What is it? Residence Nil [...]

Partner Talks to Financiers

Simon Gummer has accepted an invitation to speak at a seminar arranged by a nationwide Investment Company on dealing with financial matters in divorce and how financial advisors can assist the client experience.


The “Bank of Mum and Dad” is set to advance £6.5 billion this year to help their children buy a home, making it the UK’s 9th biggest lender.  Overall this kind of financing will be involved in 26 per cent of all property transactions in the UK this year.  Furthermore, the amounts parents are having [...]

Probate Fees Update

It has this morning been announced by the Government that the substantial rise in the fee for obtaining a Grant of Representation has been postponed. This news comes following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the snap General Election to be held on 8th June 2017, which will result in the dissolution of Parliament on 3rd [...]

Prize Promotions – An Illegal Lottery?

  Now the Christmas rush has finished, many businesses will be looking to increase business with prize promotions including competitions and prize draws. Many will not realise that there is a fine line between running prize draws and competitions and running an illegal lottery. Some questions to consider: Will there be a distribution of prizes? [...]