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Can a lasting power of attorney be witnessed remotely?

Posted on 23rd November 2020 in Later Life Planning

During Lockdown we have seen various changes in the law regarding how Wills can be finalised during the pandemic, including the use of remote witnesses. However, what has been less well publicised are whether there are any equivalent rules for the remote signing of Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPAs).

Posted by

Naomi Hoare

Solicitor

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Arrangements over the festive period

Posted on 11th November 2020 in Family Law

Every year, we receive an influx of enquiries from parents facing difficulties with arrangements over the festive period. This year, sorting out these arrangements as early as possible is likely to be more important than ever.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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How Business Property Relief (BPR) affects holiday parks and lets

Posted on 09th November 2020 in Parks

A Revenue victory against the taxpayer has put another nail in the coffin for businesses hoping to obtain Business Property Relief from Inheritance Tax.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Do I have to pay Capital Gains Tax when selling your home?

Posted on 26th October 2020 in Residential Property, Later Life Planning

You may not be aware that you do not have to pay Capital Gains Tax when selling your home, but the detail of the rules are a little more complex than this though.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Do pensions count as assets when dealing with a divorce?

Posted on 22nd October 2020 in Family Law

Whether retirement is imminent or even some way off, pensions are still taken into consideration when dealing with assets on divorce, and can actually often be the largest asset to consider. Irrespective of who the pension belongs to, it is still an asset about which a court can make orders on divorce. This applies both ways, meaning each spouse will have a ‘claim’ against the other’s pension provision.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Unclaimed estates totalling £1.744bn from those without Wills

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Probate & Wills

It has been reported by a north-east property developer that there are approximately 7,991 estates currently left unclaimed in England and Wales. The total value of which is estimated at £1.744bn, equating to £218,300 per estate. They report that the majority of these estates have been left by single people who have not made a Will.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Q&A with Karen Hillyer Chair of the Erb’s Palsy Group

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Medical Negligence

We meet with the incredible Karen Hillyer, chair of the Erb's Palsy Group, for an engaging talk about her role and achievements as part of the Erb’s Palsy Group, advice for parents, and how Erb's Palsy Awareness Week could help achieve great results for the charity and those affected by the condition.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Starting a Medical Negligence Claim

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Medical Negligence

In a claim for clinical negligence it must be proven that the medical care fell short of that considered reasonable by a responsible body of medical opinion; and that as a result injury was suffered. If both can be proven, then financial compensation will be paid.

Posted by

Kate Stone

Solicitor

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Erb's Palsy Awareness Week 2020 - Daisy's Story

Posted on 02nd October 2020 in Medical Negligence

An obstetric brachial plexus palsy injury can have a lifelong impact on many aspects of a child’s life. A look into a powerful case study of Daisy’s story shows that there can be both physical ans emotional effects as well as, potentially, an impact on the child’s future.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Cauda Equina Awareness Day 2020 - Martin's Story

Posted on 30th September 2020 in Medical Negligence

Martin had a long-standing history of mechanical back pain which troubled him from time to time. However, he was an otherwise fit and healthy man in his 30s who did a manual job and lived a moderately active life. However his back pain suddenly worsened one day after doing exercise when he experienced severe, searing pain in lower back just above his buttocks, particularly on the one side.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Thinking about a charity collaboration or merger?

Posted on 29th September 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Charity trustees and senior management teams are needing to think imaginatively and boldly about how their charity will deliver for both their beneficiaries and service users as lockdown restrictions continue to impact their operational environment and ability to fundraise for the foreseeable future.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Prosecution for lack of Duty of Candour

Posted on 24th September 2020 in Medical Negligence

In the course of medical treatment, unfortunately, sometimes, things do go wrong and when an individual is harmed as a result, healthcare providers have an obligation under the duty of candour (Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 20) to be “open and transparent” about what happened.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor