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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...
Friday, 18 May 2018
This is just to let you know that the seminar that I have been doing for MBL Seminars on Discretionary Trusts and tax has been extended with more venues until the end of October. The venues are  London, Southampton, Bristol, Cambridge,...
Thursday, 17 May 2018
One typical scenario(or fear) which is played out by clients is as follows.John and Janet meet and both of them are divorced and both have children from their previous relationship. They both have a significant estate/assets but while their will...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Just letting everyone know that for a limited time my book on elderly law is available at a 20% discount until the end of May 2018 on the Law Brief Publishing website. Just type in the code JP20.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
According to the Telegraph warring families are to be assigned mediators to stop to stop them fighting over power of attorney for loved ones. A pilot scheme being run by the Office of the Public Guardian will fund professional help for fami...
Monday, 30 April 2018
Readers of this blog and website will know that one of my favourite probate applications is an application for inventory and account.However there are certain circumstances when it should not be used and there are two examples which immediately ...
Thursday, 19 April 2018
I am please to inform everyone that I am doing two sets of different seminars on legal topics for MBL Seminars.The first is an Introduction to Contentious ProbateThe first date is on 20th July and in London with further events later in the year ...
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Currently my firm is assisting a client in a not uncomplicated case where it is being alleged that a will(the one in which my client is a main beneficiary) is a forgery.While this is a potentially dramatic development in this case, as in the ins...
Monday, 16 April 2018
As has been widely reported Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP has resigned following a company investigation into alleged financial misconduct.While Sir Martin has let it be known that he is not happy to be resigning, on the face of it ...
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