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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

A 1975 Act Claim ‘With Superficial Attraction’ Fails

19 Jul, 2019
In the recent case of Wellesley v Wellesley [2019] the court has dismissed a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, despite the apparent...
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Food & drink blog

Employee Ownership Trusts - Worth considering for your food or drink business at any time

19 Jul, 2019
  Whilst the likes of John Lewis may grab all the headlines for employee-owned businesses, smaller food and drink businesses are also reaping the rewards of this type of...
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Commercial disputes blog

Education administration – what is it and how is it different?

17 Jul, 2019
  Education administration is an insolvency process introduced in January this year that applies to further education (FE) bodies.  The objective of an education...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

What are the options available to assess mental capacity?

11 Jul, 2019
Advances in medicine, public health and nutrition are contributing to an ageing population where many people are living well for longer.  Despite these advances, old age also...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

‘Promises Should be Kept’ - Court of Appeal Upholds Proprietary Estoppel Judgment

9 Jul, 2019
The court of appeal has recently upheld a high court judgement (in the case of Habberfield v Habberfield 2019) in which a large portion of a farming business was awarded to the...
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Media & technology blog

ICO flexes its muscles on Data Protection Fines

8 Jul, 2019
For some time, we've been waiting for the first substantive fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or...
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Employment blog

Post-termination restrictions - legal update

5 Jul, 2019
Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32. The Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment on 3rd July 2019, with the court unanimously approving the restrictive limits within...
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Real estate blog

Cautionary Supreme Court judgment on interpretation of planning permission

4 Jul, 2019
Yesterday (3 July 2019) the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the London Borough of Lambeth’s appeal in relation to the use of a DIY retail store in Streatham. Planning permission...
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Media & technology blog

Running competitions: More than the luck of the draw

4 Jul, 2019
We all have those ‘eureka’ moments where we feel that we’re onto a winner. In times of tough trading and uncertain market conditions, it is inevitable that people will find...
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Employment blog

Employee engagement: The basics

3 Jul, 2019
Employee engagement a massive topic.  This short note is intended to cover the key elements, but if you would like to discuss how to improve employee engagement in your...
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Real estate blog

Whose fault is it?

3 Jul, 2019
For its first 25 years or so, Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 ("Section 21") led a relatively trouble free existence.  It set out a straightforward process for the termination...
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Real estate blog

Guidance on right to manage, enfranchisement and lease extensions

3 Jul, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Please see links to the guides below which we hope will be of interest: The Right to Manage - A Short Guide Enfranchisement and Lease Extension  ...
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Food & drink blog

Powers of Entry under the Food Safety Act 1990

3 Jul, 2019
Food hygiene has once again hit the headlines after a BBC report found a number of takeaways listed on Just Eat had zero ratings from the Food Standards Agency.  As well as...
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Real estate blog

Tour of Copenhagen at the BCO conference 2019: making places happy

21 Jun, 2019
Other than the number of cyclists (more on that later), one of the most striking features of my recent visit to Copenhagen for the British Council of Offices 2019 conference was...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

PPI claim checks

21 Jun, 2019
The deadline for making a claim against the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (‘PPI’) is just over two months away (29 August 2019). With this date fast approaching...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Can a Will be executed if a person loses capacity after giving instructions to a solicitor but before signing?

18 Jun, 2019
The Law Society has recently provided guidance on the steps a solicitor should take if they are instructed to prepare a Will and the person who instructs them loses capacity...
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Food & drink blog

Online Food Orders – Even more appetising?

14 Jun, 2019
As the major players in the food delivery app world fight it out, Google is preparing to enter the market. The tech giant has already launched an “Order Online” feature in some...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

The late emergence of a Will during a dispute and its implications on costs

13 Jun, 2019
In the recent case of Gaskin v Corus Law Ltd and another [2019] EWHC61(Ch)] the court considered the implications on costs of the late emergence of a Will in a probate dispute...
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Employment blog

Is Gender on your Agenda?

12 Jun, 2019
Gender reassignment is protected under the Equality Act 2010, but with very little data as to the numbers of trans people in the UK, some businesses will be wondering if they...
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Real estate blog

A thorn in the side of landowners

7 Jun, 2019
Trees have always held great value and importance in our society; their "amenity" value and ability to shape a landscape, their ecological and environmental value and their...
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