When mirror wills fail to reflect wishes download subscription
A recent story has highlighted the importance of taking appropriate legal advice to ensure assets are distributed in line with an individual’s wishes.
Women ‘more likely’ to write a will download subscription
Far more women write wills than men at present, new research suggests.
Budget and pension changes highlight need for inheritance planning download subscription
Paul Lowery, leader of the wills, trusts and probate group at B P Collins LLP, says the announcement of plans to review the Deeds of Variation has been a long time coming.
Family offices defy generalisation download subscription
Family offices are highly differentiated and need advisers who can understand the variety of needs inherent in looking after wealthy and entrepreneurial families.
Shared parental leave and pay: the top three questions answered download subscription
Demystifying the new legislation.
Woman jailed for IHT fraud on aunt’s estate subscription
Tax break fears for married couples subscription
Employment authorisation for H-4 spouses subscription
Warning over ‘mirror wills’ subscription
Real Estate Briefings
Housing needs a must download subscription
At last there is a political consensus that there is a massive housing shortage in this country.
Service provision changes under TUPE: who is the ‘client’? download subscription
The ‘client’, for the purposes of a service provision change under TUPE, may include the plural.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Funds in Switzerland: getting the deal through download subscription
The Collective Investment Schemes Act underwent a major revision in 2013. The transitional provisions relating to this ended last month.
Bonuses in the spotlight: caps and clawbacks download subscription
It seems the bonus cap has led to employers in the financial services industry paying higher basic salaries and there are likely to be further developments relating to clawback in the near future.
Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription
Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.
Worried families to be given advice on how to spy on care home staff download subscription
Imagine the worry: you visit an elderly relative in a care home, but leave with a nagging doubt that something isn’t quite right, and that perhaps they are being mistreated.
From the firm of the week
Redundancy pay rate set to rise download subscription
Annual increases to statutory redundancy pay will take effect from 6 April. The statutory maximum an employee will be able to receive will be £14,250.
The reporting of child sexual abuse: some statistics download subscription
In the past few years the reporting of child sexual abuse has increased dramatically. In this context it is interesting to read research by the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.
Non-disclosure of assets: civil partnership divorce case labelled ‘unique’ download subscription
Lady Justice Black has granted permission for a case brought by a former civil partner against her late ex-partner’s estate to be heard in the Court of Appeal.
No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription
Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.
Commission must be included in holiday pay download subscription
Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.
The new Infrastructure Act and fracking in focus subscription
The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.
Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription
In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.
Security of payment roundup: a comprehensive review of cases in 2014 download subscription
Minter Ellison presents to the construction industry its annual security of payment roundup for 2014.