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Paul Kelly

Posted 29 April 2016
by Paul Kelly .

Consumer Rights Act 2015 – Unfair Terms Guidance

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It has been several months since the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the Act”) came into force reforming and consolidating consumer legislation. One of the Act’s main provisions is  the requirement for all contractual terms to be fair. A failure to…

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Martin Laver

Posted 28 April 2016
by Martin Laver .

Claims involving Executors

Executors are people appointed to act by the Will of a deceased person.  Executors can sometimes also be referred to as Personal Representatives although this term has a wider meaning.  Executors owe a number of duties to the estate.  Primarily,…

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Martin Laver

Posted 28 April 2016
by Martin Laver .

Disputed Wills

  There are several ways in which a Will can be challenged.  Sometimes a challenge might be made on more than one ground. Validity The Wills Act sets out a number of specific requirements in order for a Will to…

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Martin Laver

Posted 28 April 2016
by Martin Laver .

Inheritance Act Claims

For many years people’s last wishes could only be challenged by disputing the way the Will was made.  This created an undesirable situation where the last wishes excluded, for whatever reason, people who the law considers should have benefitted from…

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Aimee Grose

Posted 25 April 2016
by Aimee Grose .

Grandparents: Where do they stand?

  Grandparents have a valuable role to play in the welfare, development and upbringing of their grandchildren. Statistics have previously revealed that over half of over-55s in the UK provide some regular childcare support for grandchildren with one in five…

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Clair Hemming

Posted 25 April 2016
by Clair Hemming .

Cauda equina syndrome

The cauda equina is a bundle of nerves at the base of the spinal column which supplies movement and sensation to the pelvic organs and lower limbs.  It is latin for “horse’s tail” given its resemblance in appearance. 

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Amy Laver

Posted 18 April 2016
by Amy Laver .

Are you prepared?

The recent news that 17 schools in Edinburgh have been closed due to safety issues highlights the need for schools to have an adequate disaster recovery plan in place. Academy Trusts are responsible for school buildings but also have an…

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Tracy Lambert

Posted 18 April 2016
by Tracy Lambert .

Domestic Abuse

Legal aid victory In a recent decision the Court of Appeal has decided that the following aspects of the legal aid regulations are invalid: The requirement for verification of domestic violence being within a 24 month period before an application…

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Mark Williams

Posted 15 April 2016
by Mark Williams .

Children – Public Law

Care Cases – Cafcass Between April 2015 and March 2016 Cafcass received a total of 11,157 public law cases showing an increase of 5% on the previous year. Cafcass publishes guidance on section 20 agreements New guidance from Cafcass clarifies…

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