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Will my spouse/civil partner automatically inherit if I die without a will?

It is a common misconception that your spouse or civil partner will automatically inherit the whole of your estate if you die without making a will…

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate
New pre-action protocols bring clarity for disrepair and possession claims

The New Year has seen two new pre-action protocols come into force.

Sian Evans
Sian Evans Partner

Advance decisions, best interests and the definition of treatment: JK v A Local Health Board

A sensitive and complex case involving the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Mental Health Act 1983 and the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

The evolution of fundamental dishonesty

The High Court overturns decision not to make a finding of fundamental dishonesty, where that dishonesty was ‘staring [the judge] in the face’.

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate

When neither driver nor deity takes a hand

Allen Woodhouse v Lochs and Glens (Transport) Ltd

Future Immigration Policy

With a Conservative majority is Future Immigration Policy in the UK now clear? The simple answer to this is no. It is still unclear what the future…

Mandy Higgins
Mandy Higgins Partner

With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, a Christmas poem for family lawyers

Matthew Taylor shares this thought-provoking poem to remind us to put children's welfare at the heart of all family disputes

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Associate

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