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Sharing company ownership

A carefully considered and tailored shareholders agreement can provide real value, particularly for an owner bringing in co shareholders for the first…

Catherine Hendy
Catherine Hendy Associate

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Beyond the grave

Emma Collins provides a summary of case law developments regarding claims under the Inheritance Act.

Emma Collins
Emma Collins Partner

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Contested probate.. don't run out of time

“Please, sir, I want some more… time” – Solicitor Hollie Marcham looks at the risks of not making a claim against an estate within six months of the…


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Elderly Theft and Power of Attorney - legal comment

The recent ITV Tonight programme brought into focus the issue of Lasting Powers of Attorney, as it showed an increasing number of elderly people…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Weightmans launches Private Client offering in Midlands with new hire

National law firm Weightmans has launched a new Private Client team in Birmingham with a key hire, as the firm continues to invest in the Midlands…


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New law gives time off and pay to bereaved parents

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has now been published. This will give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the death…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Changing circumstances – reviewing your Will

When your child leaves home, the change is felt throughout the family. This is the perfect time to take stock and focus on your own life and…

Shahida Jogi
Shahida Jogi Associate

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The press and the Forsyth saga

It recently hit the headlines that the late Bruce Forsyth left all his Estate to his wife "in order to avoid inheritance tax".


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