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The myth of the common law marriage download
There is a widespread belief in the concept of ‘common law marriage’, which couples think will protect them when they buy property together. This is incorrect.
This briefing note summarises the availability of public funding for individuals during the inquest process.
For many people, their home is their most valuable asset and can give rise to a significant inheritance tax liability on their death (or the death of the surviving spouse).
If a married couple (or civil partners) jointly own an asset, then the income from the asset is automatically assessed on them 50:50 for tax purposes.
Nigel Shepherd, a partner in Mills & Reeve’s family and matrimonial team, has been appointed vice-chair of national family law organisation Resolution.
Mills & Reeve has released the April 2014 edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on NHS commercial, employment and patient matters.
Flexible working for all? download
Employers will need to take steps to prepare for the extension of the right to request flexible working arrangements on 30 June.
Mrs Justice Eleanor King has warned of the dangers of informal surrogacy arrangements outside regulated fertility clinics, when an intended mother was left with no parental rights.
Health Legal Update — February 2014 download
Mills & Reeve has published the February edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on the NHS, regulatory news, patient matters and legal processes.
Mills & Reeve looks at the implications of the Supreme’s Court’s recent decision in Marley v Rawlings (2014).
A lack of testamentary capacity is arguably the most commonly pleaded claim by disgruntled family members that are not happy with the contents of a deceased’s will.
Mills & Reeve have taken on two new solicitors in the last month: Amy Starnes for the Cambridge office and newly qualified solicitor Jane Boothfor the firm’s Leeds office.
In this round-up of recent cases, Mills & Reeve looks at a solicitor’s duty at a mediation, drafting a will for an elderly client, and a limitation claim.
Roger Bamber, a mediator lawyer from Mills & Reeve, has been shortlisted for Most Innovative Family Lawyer at this year’s Family Law Awards.
It is well known that undue influence is notoriously difficult to establish in the context of a will.
Will the corporate veil be pierced? download
Mills & Reeve discusses the Petrodel Resources v Prest judgment.
Mills & Reeve has announced that its merger with Manchester firm George Davies has completed.
Mills & Reeve advises Virgin Care.
On 15 April 2013, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) came into force. This document should be complied with unless exceptional circumstances arise.
Mills & Reeve has announced six new internal partner appointments, which will take effect from 1 June 2013.