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Care Not a Deprivation of Liberty

Care orders for children that result in them being taken away from their parents are not made...

Long-Term Partner Wins Right to Stay in House

Those who doubt the legal advantages of getting married should take note of a case in which an...

Law Overrides Will That Excludes Partner

The law that allows someone who was dependent on a deceased person during their lifetime to make a...

Court Agrees to Correct Trust Error

We all make mistakes…and when a contract is set up the terms of which clearly do not...

Time to Review Your Discretionary Trust?

When the Finance Act 2006 came into force, it introduced a ten-year charge on discretionary...

Building Works Next Door Making Your Life a Misery?

Construction works on neighbouring properties can make your life a misery but, with the right...

Supreme Court Rules in 'Gay Cake' Case

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal...

Failure to Control Knotweed Proves Costly for Landowner

Japanese knotweed is a very considerable pest – 'indisputably the UK's most aggressive,...

Can a Will Be Valid if You Can't Read it?

One of the requirements for a will to be accepted as valid is that the person who makes it must...

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission Overturned

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how...

Wife Seeking Divorce Fails to Prove English Domicile

London has gained a reputation as 'the divorce capital of the world' because settlements reached...

Attorney Pays for Lack of Attention

If you accept appointment under a power of attorney, it is essential to understand the...

New Guidance on Care Home Charges After Death

It is a stressful and unhappy enough time when a loved one dies, but the anguish of those mourning...

Planning Application Restricted to Preserve View

On our densely populated island, there is a pressing need for available land to be put to sensible...

Financial Claim Based on Support After Divorce Fails

The usual course of events on divorce is that there is a financial settlement which divides up the...

Farmer Acts to Protect Family Promise

Farming families appear regularly in the courts these days, as more and more cases arise that...

Tenants Must Bear Cost of Safety Improvements

Following the Grenfell disaster in 2017, cladding has come under close scrutiny with surveys being...

Possible Separation From Mother Intolerable, Rules Court

Relationships that start on the Internet are already leading to some interesting situations. A ...

Disappointed Children Fail to Overturn Will

When a will is made late in life which materially changes how an estate is to be distributed...

Pre-Nup Upheld When Implications Understood

Family judges will approach pre-nuptial agreements with greater respect following a landmark...

What Seems Reasonable to You...

It is a common term in a lease for the tenants to have to seek permission from the landlord if...
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