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Probate Charges to be Increased for Larger Estates

Proposals to link the cost of being granted probate over an estate valued at more than...

Leasehold Reform Consultation Ends

The leasehold system in the UK has been crying out for reform for years, and the Government has...

If HMRC Don't Get it Right

You may be forgiven for thinking that the authorities always follow proper procedures, but that is...

Lack of Will Leads to Family Dispute in Court

When a man's first wife died, he inherited her share of the property they had owned jointly. At...

The Sky Above and the Earth Below

A recent case may raise alarm bells for anyone thinking about adding a basement to a property...

Ombudsman Acts Against Slipshod Council

When people need to go into care, the local councils that end up supporting the care costs are...

Vaccinations Protect Child's Welfare

There has been a massive amount of disinformation put about over the years (and, apparently,...

Leaving Your ISA to Your Family

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) have many advantages over normal savings accounts –...

Keep Your Records Safe

The High Court of Justice is a very expensive place to resolve a family dispute, as is evidenced...

Credibility of Witness Defeats Adverse Possession Claim

The law allows people who occupy land over a long period and use it as their own, without anyone...

Don't Be Caught in a Pension Scam

Scams of all shapes and sizes are becoming depressingly frequent and the Financial Conduct...

Wife Must Pay for Her Own Mistakes

The Supreme Court recently decided a case which made clear some of the limits that apply when...

Court Accepts £6 Million Distribution to Attorney

When a person's affairs are being managed by someone else under a lasting power of attorney (LPA),...

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,...
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