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When trespassers come to stay

Petra Ratajova
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In a nutshell, a trespasser is someone who occupies property without the permission of the owner. Getting rid of trespassers is easy, right?  In some cases, yes. But in cases of a relationship breakdown where one partner who owns the house asks the...

If I have a Non-Molestation Order, can I provide a

Jennifer Allen
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Often an overlap between family and criminal law can occur for victims or those accused of domestic abuse, harassment or threats. It is not unusual for victims of domestic abuse to require the advice of family law solicitors as well as criminal solicitors,...

INHERITANCE TAX SAVING TIP

Peter Jackson
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Normal Expenditure out of Income Exemption An underused but effective Inheritance Tax exemption is the normal expenditure out of income exemption .  It may be the case that an individual has income which exceeds their reasonable requirements,...

Arrogant professionals

Andrew Turner
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The case of Riva Properties v Foster & Partners concerned a successful professional negligence claim against the world-renowned architects, Foster & Partners.  It is a cautionary tale of the consequences of failing to follow a client’s instructions. Whilst the case concerns architects, it is applicable to professional advisers of any specialism.

Ignorance of the rules is no defence

Louise Foy
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The Supreme Court has recently handed down a judgement in a case involving an individual's claim against his firm of solicitors,

Health and Care Decisions Lasting Power of Attorney

Caroline Farmer
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A Health and Care Decisions Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint your choice of person or people to make health and care decisions on your behalf if you become permanently or temporarily mentally unable to make these decisions for...

Retention of Title and Limitation of Liability

Danielle Isaac
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Terms and conditions (“ T&Cs ”) are the bedrock of any commercial agreement. Whilst parties to commercial agreements are looking to establish and cultivate productive and profitable relationships, they are also concerned with limiting their...

Expulsions from an independent school - your child's rights?

Petra Ratajova
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In this article we will look at the circumstances in which a permanent exclusion can take place, what the exclusion process is and what you can do to support your child. The right to expel a pupil derives from the contract between the school and the fee...

The new communications code

Jan  Sleis
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  Connected or still on hold? The Digital Economy Act 2017 (the “ New Act ”) has brought a much needed revision to the archaic and overcomplicated Electronic Communications Code 1984 (the “ Old Act ”). The New Act will...

A £200 million loss? Not your typical mobile phone contract....

Rosalin Gautam
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In Phones 4U Ltd (In Administration) v EE Ltd , the High Court rejected EE Ltd’s claim for damages against Phones4U totalling £200 million. As outlined below, EE Ltd had made a costly mistake.   Phones4U and EE’s relationship was...

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