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The average cost of funerals is rising steadily in the UK. Last year it was calculated that the average cost of a basic ceremony – including a funeral director, hearse, service and simple coffin - was £3,700 in the UK. In many cases, the deceased’s estate simply isn’t sufficient to cover these costs. And often there are no family members able to pay for a funeral.
The idea of getting married abroad can be an appealing one. In fact, the latest statistics estimate that almost 1 in 4 couples now decide to marry abroad each year. Warm weather, smaller guest lists, combining the ceremony with the honeymoon – these are among the main reasons given for jetting off to complete nuptials.
In 2015, the Office for National Statistics estimated that a sizeable 42% of marriages now end in divorce. Despite this, the process for getting divorced is still unclear to most people. In fact, many of the most common questions we are asked at The Law Superstore relate to the divorce process
If you have been keeping up to date with the news recently you may have heard that the Competition and Markets Authority recently released a report into the state of the legal market. But why have they called for greater transparency? And what does this really mean for you the consumer?
Christmas is always intended to be a time for celebration. At the end of the year, families across the country gather to spend time together and enjoy the holidays.
In December, the Competition and Markets Authority published a report into the legal market, stating that legal service providers were not currently offering consumers clarity on aspects of their service such as pricing. And according to recent research commissioned by The Law Superstore, consumers could be overpaying by as much as £500 million a year.
With the holiday season just around the corner, many parents in the UK will be preparing to care for their children over the Christmas break. In cases where parents are separated or divorced, this can be a particularly delicate matter – even leading to conflict over where a child will be on key dates such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
We recently asked a nationally representative audience about the legal market to find out more about purchasing preferences. More than 2,000 people responded to share their views – and the results made for interesting reading.
In recent years, studies have suggested that roughly two thirds of adults have not made a will and that a third of us will die without having ever made one. In legal speak this is known as dying “intestate”.