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Disinheriting Relatives Can Be a Recipe for Discord

You may have good reasons for writing close relatives out of your will but, as any lawyer will...

Tribunal Paves the Way for Suburban Garden Development

Restrictions on land use appear in the title deeds of many properties – but the law permits...

Son Who Did Not Do Enough Excluded From Farm Inheritance

When parents changed their wills to exclude their son from inheriting their £1 million farm...

Court Visit Required to Give Clarity to Will

Many wills contain clauses which alter the distribution of assets in the event of changing...

UK Fairness Test Mitigates Italian Pre-Nuptial Agreement

The law relating to the division of family assets on divorce varies widely across the world and...

Transfer of Pension Fund Does Not Escape IHT Charge

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is not only payable on the value of the estate of a deceased person, but can...

Hedge Cutting Proves Costly

You might think that where the boundaries of property lie should be clear, but boundary disputes...

Misled Mother to Lose Home

It may sound overcautious to say so, but it is always worth taking legal advice before entering...

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...
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