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Crowdfunding - should you be getting involved?

Danielle Isaac
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Crowdfunding is the buzz word when it comes to raising funds – whether that be for an exciting new product, a kidney transplant or a new film. So, is this something we should all be getting involved in? Historically, financing a new enterprise meant...

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words....call my lawyer

Rosalin Gautam
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With the rise of social media, it has become easier to share information and to do so quickly and without much forethought. The phenomena that is social media has made it far easier for individuals to look up reviews of everything, from restaurants and bars...

Boundary disputes - nipping them in the bud

Victoria Raven
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Boundary disputes between neighbours are a perennial problem. They always have been and they probably always will be. They rarely end well. They cause a great deal of animosity and tension. And disputes can arise in relation to the smallest patch of land...

The Privilege of Fools

Rosalin Gautam
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Parties to litigation in England and Wales have an obligation to disclose to the other side all documents which are in their control and which are relevant to the litigation. This obligation extends to documents that assist the disclosing party’s case...

Defective Premises - landlords treading a very fine line

Victoria Raven
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For the second time in twelve months, the court has excused a landlord from potential liability under the Defective Premises Act 1972. The Defective Premises Act imposes a duty on a landlord to ensure that a property is maintained and repaired in such a way...

Way to combat property fraud?

Paul Harris
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There have been a number of cases recently that have hit the headlines for the fact that people have fraudulently claimed to be the owner of property and sold said property to an unsuspecting buyer. This results with the ‘seller’ making off with...

1954 Act comes under attack

Andrew Turner
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The High Court has ruled that a landlord’s development scheme, contrived for the sole purpose of defeating a tenant’s security of tenure, allows a landlord to successfully oppose a tenant’s statutory request for a new lease....

Wills and Unmarried Couples

Charlotte Coombs
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It is very common these days for people to live together in committed relationships but without marrying or becoming civil partners. People in this situation are strongly advised to make Wills providing for each other because the law does not recognise this...

Don't panic! Get GDPR ready

Jonathan Rathbone
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Data Protection law is relevant to every business. It should not be ignored under the current rules, but under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force in May next year, businesses will be required to take another look at what...

Advance Decisions to refuse medical treatment

Peter Jackson
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An Advanced Decision to refuse medical treatment (An "Advanced Decision") is a statement made by a person who must have capacity to make it and be over 18, to refuse consent to medical treatment in anticipation that in future he or she may lack the...

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