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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.
Mills & Reeve offers top tips for those looking to move or get their foot on the housing ladder.
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 you are planning to purchase a foreign property, there are some legal issues you should consider first, including how you will own the property, taxation and inheritance.
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.
Mills & Reeve has released the April 2014 edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on NHS commercial, employment and patient matters.
Accountants can draw some comfort following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Mehjoo v Harben Barker.
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.
Calderbank offers revisited download
A recent Court of Appeal decision suggests that it may not be necessary for a defendant to make a Part 36 offer to secure full costs protection at trial.
In Integral Petroleum SA v SCC-Finanz AG, late service of particulars of claim to an email address not authorised for service was treated as valid under CPR 3.10.
The issue of a claim form, and not the service of it, begins proceedings and gives the court jurisdiction to order costs of and incidental to those proceedings.
On 15 April 2013, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) came into force. This document should be complied with unless exceptional circumstances arise.
This briefing is intended to cut through the pages of small print and to see where CCGs will stand in the new world order when it comes to planning and securing services for patients.
The last couple of months have seen some interesting decisions made by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
In November 2012, People Can, a charity employing around 300 people, went into administration after being overwhelmed by a pensions deficit of more than £17m.
The case of Cifci and Others v Erbil and Others (2012) emphasised the importance of good administration in evidencing governance decisions.
The regulations required to make Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) a reality have been laid before parliament.