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26th March 2015
As with most legal matters the best advice is to deal with issues as they arise - or you could end up paying, quite literally, for burying your head in the sand. It is amazing how, sometimes, even the happiest families descend into outright warfare when it comes to dealing with the estate of a deceased parent. Suddenly all previous suppressed irritations – justified or…
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12th March 2015
Are you a frustrated home-mover? Help to Buy could be the solution to help you get moving. In recent years, homeowners have been frustrated because they wanted to move – perhaps because the family needed a bigger house, or to move for a new job – but could not afford to. Many such families have had sufficient income to afford higher mortgage repayments, but could not…
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06th March 2015
As a Landlord you may be concerned about what will happen if your Tenant’s breaches any of its obligations in the lease. Whilst it is never nice to start a new relationship thinking that it will go wrong, Landlords should consider, when negotiating new terms, whether asking for a rent deposit would be appropriate in the circumstances. A rent deposit is a sum of money…
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10th February 2015
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a comprehensive code to empower and protect people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. Its implementation is increasingly required by our ageing population whose decline is, all too frequently, accompanied by impaired capacity. With an increasing awareness of dementia, with all its attendant difficulties, many people as they approach retirement grant a Lasting Power of Attorney to their…
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12th January 2015
So, you decide to move on from your current Premises.  Did you know that you may end up having to guarantee the performance of the incoming Tenant, possibly for years to come? If you are a Tenant and you intend to transfer your Lease to a new owner, you will most likely be asked to enter into an authorised guarantee agreement (“AGA”).  In 1995, a…
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08th December 2014
Even after all these (20 or so) years, personal injury lawyer Paul Fretwell recalls the devastating video footage that arrived from the insurance company in the case of one of his clients; she who, according to her evidence, could hardly get out of a chair and was disabled and suffered debilitating pain was shown hanging out her washing in the garden, and moving so fast…
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31st October 2014
Multinational insurance firm AXA has been successful in its private prosecution of a man who claimed £100,000 for an ‘injury’ he alleged he sustained while working for a haulage company. Paul Gustar had originally issued county court proceedings against his employer after damaging his back, although medical records revealed that the back injury he was suffering from had existed previously and occurred after he had…
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10th October 2014
A recent High Court decision of Mr Justice Mostyn shed light on how Courts may in the future deal with new relationships entered into after the marriage breaks down but before the financial settlement is made. Both parties were in their forties, the husband came from “a distinguished Welsh family”, while the wife worked as a journalist. The husband’s family were wealthy land owners and…
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30th July 2014
Anyone suffering a whiplash injury will attest to just how painful and debilitating they can be. Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways (laterally). Whiplash often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident. The vigorous movement of the head damages the ligaments and tendons in the…
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13th September 2013
Natalya Rotenberg, who was married in 2005 and has two children with her former husband, sought to declare the marital property agreement void through Moscow's Tushinsky District Court. However, the claim has now been rejected according to RAPSI (Russian Legal Information Service). Divorce lawyers for the former husband said that the prenuptial agreement met all requirements of Russian legislation. It had been made on a…
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