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Sophie Lamont
The current pre-charge bail laws which were changed to avoid individuals following arrest being subject to a number of re-bail appointments are to be considered further. The changes have in fact meant that thousands have been left languishing in legal limbo following a police station interview. The Law Society has requested that the Government considers...
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One of an Executor’s important roles is to ensure estate property is protected during the administration process before it is distributed to the beneficiaries. If there is a property in the estate and there is a question over whether insurance is needed, in short the answer is yes it is, it is very important unoccupied...
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The Health and Safety Executive advise that cancer can be caused by substances, or mixtures of substances, called ‘carcinogens’. Occupational cancer can be caused through prolonged exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. Carcinogens occur in many forms, they can be solids, liquids, vapours, gases, or dusts and can be breathed in, absorbed through the skin...
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Did you know – the way the Courts deal with financial matters on divorce is changing? For many years now, the Courts have had specialist Judges that deal with complex children matters.  By contrast, financial matters on Divorce, which can involve very complex legal and financial issues have simply been allocated to the first Judge...
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The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows certain family members and dependants of a deceased person to bring a claim for further financial provision where the Will of the deceased (or the rules of intestacy where no Will exists) fails to do so. Those that can apply under the Act include the...
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Anybody in the probate industry, or anybody that has lodged a personal application for probate this year, will be aware that there were significant backlogs to the service from the Probate Registries due to dramatic changes and updates and the threat of fee increases. Previously, delays in the issue of a Grant could have been...
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The Government has advised that a trial could take place for the conveyancing process to allow a buyer and seller to be locked into a transaction by way of a reservation agreement. The Government has pledged to fix what it considers to be a ‘broken’ housing market and make the buying and selling process quicker,...
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Did you know that all legal advice at the police station is free of charge? When an arrested person is at the police station they have ‘the right to consult privately with a solicitor and that free independent legal advice is available’ (PACE Code C3.1). This is a continuing right and can be exercised at...
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Did you know the duty on employers to maintain National Minimum Wage records moves to the transferee when a TUPE transfer takes place? The Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed in Mears Homecare Ltd v Bradburn and others (May 2019) that the duty on employers to maintain National Minimum Wage records moves to the transferee (or ‘new’ company)...
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In today’s market it is becoming increasingly common for homeowners to stay on in their property longer than they otherwise might do (as we have seen in Channel 4’s Love it or List it programme with Kirsty and Phil) by choosing to improve their homes to maximise space and also to add value. One particular...
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