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High Street Store Will Invalid, Rules Court

The dangers inherent in adopting a casual approach to one's will were starkly illustrated in a...

Flats Development 'No Pets' Policy Passes High Court Test

If your tenancy agreement contains a 'no pets' policy, the fact that your pet does not cause any...

Failure to Take Advice Stops Legal Action Cold

Litigating without using a qualified solicitor to assist you is strictly for the foolhardy. The...

Psychiatrist Approves Marriage for Alzheimer's Patient

Remarriages are a common source of disagreement and acrimony among family members and dementia is...

Who Owns the Balance on the Joint Account?

Sometimes, what seem to be quite simple questions have to be decided in court. In a recent case,...

Government to Review Law to Wipe Out Trolling

The finding that more than a third of users of the Internet in the UK have been 'trolled' or been...

Reliance on Accountant Shows Reasonable Care

If you rely on your accountant's advice regarding a tax issue, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will...

Premature Contract Signature Proves Expensive

Signing a contract before you are sure you are willing to complete it can be a huge mistake:...

Direct Contact With Both Parents Best Promotes Child Welfare

Family judges know that children normally do best when they have direct contact with both parents....

Mistaken Belief Overturns Estate Split Agreement

When the male partner of a cohabiting couple died, apparently without leaving a will, after they...

Non-Residents Beware - Ignorance of UK Tax Law is No Excuse

About 900,000 UK citizens are long-term residents abroad, and it is no particular surprise that...

No Pay, No Passport?

In a consultation paper published just before the December holiday season , the Department for...

DIY Approach to Property Purchase Proves Costly

You might think that something as seemingly simple as buying a pitch for a caravan is...

Air Travel Woes May Lead to Compensation

After a ghastly year for flight delays, with British Airways suffering two major IT failures,...

Reasonable Provision May Not Mean What You Think

When a person is excluded from the will of someone on whom they were 'dependent', the Inheritance...

Trust is No Replacement for Legal Advice

Sadly, not all relationships that get off to a good start last, and it is vital to seek legal...

Court Approval Not Needed to Withdraw Treatment

Situations where patients in an unconscious or minimally conscious state are being kept alive only...

Onerous Leasehold Terms to be Banned

Following an outcry over the terms that apply to the purchase of new leasehold properties in some...

Placing Trust in a Family Member Proves Unwise (Again)

Even the most apparently trustworthy people can sometimes turn out to be anything but and that is...

ISAs in Estates to be Tax Exempt

One of the issues that proves difficult for executors of deceased persons who have Individual...

Cohabitants Entitled to Bereavement Damages

The legal implications of cohabitation are often poorly understood by those who choose to live...

Victims of Crime and Compensation

It is normal for victims of crime to think that the conviction and punishment of the criminal...

Service Standards Must Be Appropriate for Properties

Owning a share of the freehold is often cited as a selling point to flat buyers – but tenant...

Family Attachment a Critical Factor in Adoption

When the Family Court was asked to consider an application for an adoption order made by a couple,...

Casting Aspersions to Change Inheritance Proves Unsuccessful

Wills made or varied just before death are a frequent source of dispute and court appearances, and...
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