JWK Solicitors Blog | Archive 2018 03

MoJ begins refunding Power of Attorney overpayments

01/03/18 Author:

Between April 2013 and March 2017, the operating costs of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) came down as more people applied to register a power of attorney and the process became more efficient, but the application fee charged was not reduced... Read More

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Survey discovers people’s most common “will blunders”

13/03/18 Author:

Nearly two out of three adults in Britain do not have a valid will, according to a survey carried out by MacMillan Cancer Support. The charity surveyed more than 2,000 people and found that 63% had not made a will, including 42% of people over... Read More

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Poundland employee “unfairly dismissed” after giving away stock

07/03/18 Author:

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Poundland employee was unfairly dismissed after giving away over £300 worth of products to customers. The employee, Mr Zia, joined the company in June 2013 and worked his way up to assistant manager of the... Read More

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Cohabiting couples ‘at risk if their relationship breaks down’

23/03/18 Author: Michele Wright

The warning comes from the family law group, Resolution, after it commissioned a survey showing that most cohabitants don’t realise that they do not have the same automatic rights as married couples. Read More

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Inheritance tax review could help first-time home buyers

29/03/18 Author:

Currently, the maximum sum that can be gifted tax free is £3,000 a year. Any additional funds are subject to 40% inheritance tax if the donor dies within seven years of making the gift. Read More

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