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It should go without saying that everyone should have a will. The consequences of dying without one (intestacy) can be disastrous.
Arguably, your will is the single most important document you will sign during your life.
Fear of defeat prompted the UK government to announce an intention to devolve further powers to Scotland.
The doctrine of legal professional privilege has been at the heart of the lawyer-client relationship since its origins in the 16th century.
In its decision of 28 October 2014, the Court of Appeal has sensibly overturned the High Court decision in Phillips v Francis.
In the context of personal insolvency, the most valuable asset within the estate is often the property in which the bankrupt resides and in which he has an interest.
A private trustee’s duties can be onerous and it is important that a trustee is aware of them before accepting the office of trustee.
The Patent Box is a new preferential tax regime that came into force on 1 April 2013.
On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.
Changes to mandatory conditions — Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendments) Order 2014
Premises licence holders will be aware that all licences are subject to mandatory conditions. The wording of some of the conditions is to change.
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision that will be welcomed by consultants and developers alike.
The tenant’s right of first refusal was introduced to prevent landlords from selling the reversionary interest in a tenant’s flat without the tenant’s knowledge.
Tough new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour gives housing associations greater powers, says Winckworth Sherwood’s Ausilia Matraxia.
The Court of Appeal has held that administrators must make payment in respect of rent for any period during which he retains possession of the demised property.
It is important when looking to commence a planning permission that careful consideration is given to the requirements of the relevant planning conditions.
Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults. The EU advocate-general’s recent non-binding opinion may give rise to significant implications for employers.
The fact that an employee is on sick leave is a relevant consideration when determining whether a delay in resigning would prevent a claim for constructive dismissal.
The Court of Appeal has considered whether the High Court made the right decision in re-writing a 12-month non-compete covenant so that it made commercial sense.
The EAT considered whether a clause, which enabled the employer to deduct a month’s salary if an employee failed to work their notice period, constituted a penalty clause.
James Lynas, a partner at Winckworth Sherwood specialising in education employment law, highlights easily avoidable human resources errors that can cost schools dear.