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Archive for June, 2017

Jun 17

Power of Attorney Fees Fall

With the recent furore over the Government's proposed increase in the cost of obtaining probate on larger estates, currently on ice owing to lack of parliamentary time in the run...

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Jun 17

Danger of Subletting Exposed as Court Orders Flat Sale

Owning a long leasehold, particularly one in a block of flats or which is part of a larger development, can be very different from owning a freehold. Typically the obligations...

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Jun 17

A Guide to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, introducing mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an annual basis for private and...

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Jun 17

Uninsured Drivers and Compensation Claims

When accidents cause damage or injury and the responsible driver is uninsured, a claim can be made to the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), an organisation financed by motor insurers with...

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Jun 17

Tax Law No Respecter of (Cultural) Tradition

An argument that assets which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said belonged to a deceased man (and were thus subject to Inheritance Tax) were actually owned in whole or in...

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Jun 17

High Court Encourages Social Workers to Make Use of Facebook

In the Internet era, it is wholly acceptable to use Facebook or other social media to make contact with those who have to be notified of family proceedings. The High...

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Jun 17

Cocktail of Drugs Not Sufficient to Overturn Will

Disputes about the validity of wills frequently centre on allegations that the deceased lacked 'mental capacity' when they created a will. In a recent case, the court had to consider whether...

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