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Take Care When Appointing a Non-Lawyer as Your Executor

When you appoint a solicitor to be the executor of your will, you can be assured that they will...

Court Corrects Parenthood Bungle

When a same-sex couple undertook fertility treatment which led to the birth of a baby girl, the...

HMRC Fail in IHT Challenge on Livery

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have challenged a number of property-based trading businesses,...

Failure to Use Solicitor for Will Leads to Challenge

Charities are generally thought of as being mild and benevolent organisations and in many ways...

Insurance Extension on the Cards?

Under UK law, it is compulsory for all vehicles that are used on public roads to be insured, and...

Government Must Prove its Case to Obtain Deportation

Marriages of convenience are normally entered into in order to give one of the spouses the right...

Change of Use Over Time Leads to Four-Day Court Battle

Rights of way over land are a constant source of dispute and, because the law relating to land is...

Ignoring Advice Not Path to Success

There really is little point in instructing lawyers to represent you if you do not then listen to...

But I Wrote a Cheque

It is not often that the facts about how much of a mortgage was repaid are a matter of dispute,...

Executors and Taxes

An executor of an estate is personally responsible for his or her actions, so as well as there...

Power of Attorney or Deputyship?

In the same week that a former policeman was convicted of stealing a house and £200,000 from...

Tax Domicile - HMRC Upping the Ante?

With an increasingly peripatetic workforce, more and more people are finding that the issue of...

Denied Divorce Case Heading to Supreme Court

It has been revealed that the widely reported case last March in which a wife was not granted a...

Mutual Will Voids Thirteen Later Wills

Although a worryingly high proportion of the population never make a will, a fairly large number...

Don't Delay in Completing 'Formalities'

There is a tendency to think that procedural matters are mere formalities and there is no need to...

Parenthood is Not a Trump Card to Avoid Imprisonment

Imprisoning parents is inevitably traumatic for their children, and striking a balance between...

Estranged Daughter Gains Share of Late Father's Estate

The dangers of concluding that estranged children who have been disinherited will have no claim...

Equality of Division of Assets on Divorce Abolished? Hardly

The popular press has made a great deal of a recent Court of Appeal case , reporting that there...

Court Upholds Restrictions on Holiday Homes

The old adage that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' is only partially true and the impact of...

High Court Dementia Ruling - Judge Acts to Protect Widow

Amidst an ageing population, the role of judges in protecting the weak, vulnerable and infirm is...

Using Fansites? Take Care What You Say

Among football fans it is very well known that the owners and supporters of Blackpool FC are not...

Court Unsympathetic When Mum Takes Law Into Own Hands

No matter how much you may be tempted, taking the law into your own hands is not a good idea. ...

You Can Make Your Council Tidy Up Bad Housing

Unoccupied and decaying properties can have a serious impact on the neighbourhood and can become a...
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