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    Stuart Bramley

    Posted 28 September 2018
    by Stuart Bramley .

    NHS Scandals: 2018 Medical Negligence Claims

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    Those who follow the news would be forgiven for thinking that 2018 is the year of NHS scandals. Sir Brian Langstaffe’s inquiry into infected blood products, from which 3,000 died and over 25,000 are believed to have been infected, is…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 28 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What is the Time Limit to Contest a Will?

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    Time limits to challenge a will depend on the type of claim being contemplated. Inheritance Act Claims If you are making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, the time limit is 6 months from…

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    Aimee Aspinall

    Posted 27 September 2018
    by Aimee Aspinall .

    Divorce FAQ – Part 5

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    What happens to a pension in a divorce? Your pension is a marital asset, like your home and other assets. The value of your pension will be taken into account in deciding a fair settlement. Practical solutions can include: Offsetting…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 26 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What Are the Grounds for Disputing a Will?

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    A will can be disputed for the following reasons: The will does not comply with the Wills Act 1837 The deceased was coerced into making the will (called undue influence) The deceased did not have capacity to make a will The…

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    Dan Griffin

    Posted 25 September 2018
    by Dan Griffin .

    GDPR – How to Use Legitimate Interest

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    There are misconceptions about the use of legitimate interest as a lawful grounds for process under the GDPR (Article 6(1)(f) and Recital 47). This is not a catchall provision which allows you to process personal data where you cannot find…

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    Aimee Aspinall

    Posted 21 September 2018
    by Aimee Aspinall .

    Divorce FAQ – Part 4

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    Do we have to go to court to get the settlement approved? You do not have to get a settlement approved by the court, but unless you get a consent order, either of you will be able to change your…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 20 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    Inheritance Act 1975 Claim by Co-Habitee

    Bench in an autumnal setting

    A co-habitee was successful in his claim against his late partner’s estate. The Deceased, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, died on 7 October 2015, leaving will dated 6 August 2001. The will left her “friend” Andrew Banfield, the sum of £5,000 and…

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