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Currently my firm is representing someone who is making allegations of racism in the workplace.Understandably these are difficult allegations to make and unsurprisingly they are denied.Is there a better way of making these allegations?What I con...
Yesterday
This  recent practice note gives detailed guidance on how deputies and attorneys should approach giving gifts on behalf of the person they act for (often called ‘the person’ in this practice note).The note explains the legal fra...
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
One of the issues which people face when someone dies is not only dealing with the grief of their situation but the uncertainty of whether probate is required.As the Telegraph has pointed out different institutions take different positions. ...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
If you are dealing with an Inheritance Claim as an executor here are some useful specific pointers compared to other aspects of litigation:  BeConservative on Distribution Whilst, in accordance withpre-action protocol arrangements, applican...
Monday, 30 July 2018
Please feel free to read this recently published article on Removal of Executors which appears on the Lawskills website. 
Friday, 27 July 2018
Setting the record straight on what mediation is and isn’t, how is can be used effectively and some common misconceptions. As I have developed experience of disputes and trained lawyers in the art of mediation I have come across many lawye...
Thursday, 26 July 2018
As this reported case shows will forgery does happen - and it can be done by solicitors and judges.By law there is a high burden of proof on someone to successfully allege will fraud. Civil courts are to be reluctant to find forgery. A case in p...
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
What is the procedure for issuing a caveat?A caveat can be lodged at anyProbate Registry; this does not need to be at the probateregistry local to the deceased.The Probate Registry will need:• The deceased's name, date ofdeath and address;&...
Monday, 18 June 2018
As has been recently reported the number of LPA investigations by the Office of the Public Guardian has risen with following a Royal London Freedom of Information request it has been disclosed there were 1,729 investigations into LPA attorneys.T...
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Some interesting research on the benefits of mediation in the Court of Protection by  Charlotte May who is the Team Leader of the Dispute Resolution and Adult Care Team in the Legal Department at Wiltshire Council, where she has specialised...
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