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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Dealing with a difficult executor is not easy but one of my favourite legal steps for addressing this is the court action of a request for inventory and account from the executor.   The application seeks to force the executo...
Thursday, 17 November 2016
An inheritance claim can be a potentially big legal action.  In order to consider the legal position, you need to look at the key legislation namely the Inheritance and Family Dependants Act 1975 You can also use some case law as ...
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Oh dear, we now have a situation where the government is split and does not have a plan for negotiating Brexit - A consultant has observed(written and had leaked) that Whitehall is struggling to cope with the scale of work generated by the Brexi...
Monday, 14 November 2016
In short, it is pretty difficult to remove an executor(despite evidence of incompetence) and one needs to remember that a Court will be reluctant to get involved and attack the wishes of the testator. Generally, save in case...
Monday, 14 November 2016
Sadly whether we like it or not we will be involved in some kind of conflict within our lives and particularly if it can potentially go to Court, there can be legal costs involved.   What are the tips that I can&nb...
Thursday, 13 October 2016
As was recently highlighted in the Telegraph, George Martin's will has led to a family rift with his two children Giles and Lucie from his second marriage, who now locked in a row with his children from his first marriage over his £1 milli...
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
The recent emerging video of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women may damage his chances of winning the US presidency but if he were employed by a company, would it be legally entitled to sack him? To some extent it ...
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
One of the concerns over Brexit was that would lead to a possible decline in employment law rights given that EU legislation has played such a role in formulating UK employment law legislation and there is a Conservative Government in ...
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
There is a lot of discussion within Britain and elsewhere about Brexit and the ability of Britain to secure reasonable terms whatever they may be. Fundamentally irrespective of whatever divorce arrangement the United Kingdom negotiate...
Monday, 6 June 2016
As an experienced mediator and someone who genuinely believes Court should be a last resort, I am sometimes asked to refer parties to the legislation to encourage them to mediate.   Where do you turn?   You turn to the Civil ...
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