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To have capacity or not have capacity - that is the question

Emma Savage
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Mental Capacity - why this is important when assessing a will There are a number of grounds under which a will can be challenged.  One of these grounds is that the person making the will lacked the necessary mental capacity to do so. With people...

Pre-action Protocol for debt claims

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Pre- action Protocol for Debt Claims The Pre-action Protocol for debt claims ('The Protocol') comes into force on 1 October 2017 and will potentially have a significant impact on a business if it has outstanding debts due from individuals. The...

Challenging a will? Think Caveat!

Emma Savage
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Challenging a Will? Think Caveat! If you intend to challenge the validity of a will, it is important to investigate the circumstances surrounding the execution of the will.  It is helpful in these cases if the Grant of Probate can be put on hold...

The risks of living under one roof

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Living arrangements whereby a couple who is not married but live together in the same household are becoming increasingly common. This arrangement in law is known as cohabitation. The law gives cohabiting couples fewer rights on separation than for civil...

When is a non-lawyer a lawyer?

Peter Cunliffe
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It is, sadly, with some vehemence and annoyance that on the front page of a daily newspaper which I have been reading for over 20 years and whose first edition was in 1785 that I feel compelled to defend the lawyer and the use of the term. The...

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