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The government’s new scheme to help people buy a home with a 95% mortgage has now come into effect.
A manager was unfairly dismissed after she was told she couldn’t work remotely at her son’s hospital bedside.
Separating couples wills soon be able to apply for £500 vouchers to pay for mediation to help them settle disputes without having to go to court.
The High Court has refused to allow a man to remortgage his deceased mother's house after her three other children disputed the validity of a purported will and where there was reason to believe that she had been subjected to undue influence.
A woman who was adopted at the age of six has won the right to exclude her birth family from care proceedings concerning her daughter.
The High Court has provided some useful guidelines on what is required for a person’s statements to be legally classed as ‘deathbed gifts’ in inheritance cases.
An office manager who was made to pick up dog mess and had the boss’ son throw a ball at her head has won her case of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination.
The Treasury has agreed to make changes to the administration of Inheritance Tax following complaints from the public that it is too complex, old fashioned and needs to be simplified.
Two major home builders have been told to remove contract terms that mean leaseholders have to pay ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years.
The wishes of a 12-year-old boy were not enough to prevent him from being returned to his father, especially as it was likely that he had been unduly influenced by his mother.
The High Court set out the principles that should apply when sharing family property in a divorce settlement.
1st March 2021
The Brief is our regular newsletter which covers a wide range of current topics.
A court has corrected an error in a man’s will to reinstate his original intention as to how his estate should be divided among family members.
A wife has lost her appeal to reduce the amount her husband should be awarded from her pension fund as part of their divorce settlement.
A teacher ordered to retrain and undergo a degree course at the age of 60 has been awarded £140,000 compensation in a discrimination case.
People making or renewing their will are being urged to consider arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at the same time to protect their interests into the future.
People are being urged to update their wills to include their digital assets as a way of preventing problems for their family after they die.
A husband who was struggling financially has been denied permission to appeal against a financial remedies order because he was 15 months out of time.
A buyer was entitled to pull out of an agreement to purchase a newly built flat which had not been completed and made ready to live in by the date specified in the contract.
A customer service assistant who said she was told to resign after her employer discovered she was pregnant has been awarded £18,000 after making a discrimination claim.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of people making or updating a will, but many have yet to put their affairs in order.
The Covid pandemic has led to a surge in the number of employees bringing claims to the Employment Tribunal, according to research carried out by Citizens Advice.
The government has provided brief but useful advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and how they can be used to help people who are no longer able to make decisions for themselves.
A husband has failed to persuade the court to overturn a divorce settlement he described a “grossly unfair”.
All non-contentious probate applications where there is a will in place must now be made online.
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