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Move to bring ‘outdated law’ on Wills into 21st century

The law governing the writing of Wills needs to be updated to reflect modern understanding of dementia and mental capacity. The Government should also...

18 August 2017

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£90m to be repaid to thousands with lasting powers of attorney

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to refund nearly £90m to thousands of people who’ve been overcharged when taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)...

15 August 2017

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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter

14 August 2017

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Court enables family to take over deceased director’s company

The High Court has enabled a family to take over the ownership and running of a company after the owner died. The case involved a cleaning services co...

11 August 2017

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Developer must pay damages following contract dispute

A developer who failed to co-operate in seeking additional planning permission for a proposed tower block has been ordered to pay damages to the compa...

9 August 2017

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Bank loses ‘unrealistic’ negligence claim against surveyors

A bank was being unrealistic when it brought a professional negligence claim for £750,000 against a firm of quantity surveyors. That was the decision ...

8 August 2017

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More top companies commit to paying small businesses on time

More than 30 of the government’s biggest suppliers have voluntarily committed to pay 95% of invoices within 60 days - and to work towards adopting 30 ...

4 August 2017

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Supreme Court rules that employment tribunal fees are unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. The Government responded immediately to say that it would scrap the fees and o...

1 August 2017

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Government confirms its commitment to helping homebuyers

The government has reiterated its commitment to helping more people own their home. Alok Sharma, Housing and Planning Minister, said: “As set out in o...

31 July 2017

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