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New Year - New Will?

It’s a New Year. The Christmas decorations are down, the gym memberships have been purchased, the diets have started and resolutions for a ‘new you’…


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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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Family lawyer warns cohabiting couples must protect themselves where the law does not

A leading family law expert has urged cohabiting couples to assess their risk to financial loss in the face of relationship breakdown.

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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LEGAL COMMENT: Beware the complexity of care fees

In their Dispatches programme last night Channel 4 dealt with the issue of care home fees and whether or not it is possible to protect the family home…


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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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