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Move to bring ‘outdated law’ on wills into 21st century

21/09/17 Author:

The law governing the writing of wills needs to be updated to reflect modern understanding of dementia and mental capacity. The government should also consider the introduction of electronic wills and reduce the age for making a will from 18 to... Read More

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£90m to be repaid to thousands with lasting powers of attorney

06/09/17 Author:

In its annual report, the MoJ said: “More people have been registering for lasting powers of attorney in recent years. Increased volumes coupled with greater efficiencies in processing applications have resulted in fees being charged above the... Read More

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British families pay a record £5 billion inheritance tax

24/08/17 Author:

Families in the UK have paid more than £5 billion inheritance tax in a single year for the first time ever. The record figure reflects the increasing value of estates, largely fuelled by rising house prices. HMRC says that £5.1 billion... Read More

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Wife wins appeal against equal shares divorce settlement

22/08/17 Author: Michele Wright

A wife has won her appeal against a divorce settlement that gave her husband an equal share of the marital assets. The case involved a couple whose relationship, including cohabiting and marriage, lasted six years. They had no children. At... Read More

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Woman sacked after becoming pregnant wins £25,000 compensation

09/08/17 Author:

A woman who was sacked by an employment agency after becoming pregnant has been awarded £25,000 compensation. Daniella Lewandowski started working for the Bradford District Apprenticeship Training Agency in 2015. She had a minor role at first... Read More

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