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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...

A Little Too Much Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing

There are special rules for people working in the UK on short-term secondment from employers based...

Witnesses Save the Day for Widow in Will Argument

A divorced man who remarried in his late 50s made a new will in 1998, one year after the marriage,...

Jail for Husband Who Flouted Court Ruling

Court orders have to be obeyed and those who defy them can ultimately be sent to prison. Exactly...

Will Wishes Rescinded by Court

One powerful reason why you should always seek legal advice before making your will is to ensure...

Future Earning Capacity Not a Matrimonial Asset

The Court of Appeal has made an important decision in a divorce case in which the main argument...

Council Tax to Bite on Empty Property

In 2017, 205,293 dwellings in England were left empty for six months or more. With the housing...

Confidentiality - Don't Give In to Threats

If you are facing menacing demands for money, you should take legal advice straight away. In a...

Trust Variation for Minors - High Court Holds Sway

Setting up family trusts with minors or those with mental incapacities as beneficiaries is by no...
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