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Monday, 15 November 2021
According to a fairly recent piece in the Telegraph family feuds over inheritances have hit an all-time high with the number of disputes over financial legacies fought in the High Court reached a record 192 last year, up from 188 in 2019. I...
Friday, 12 November 2021
The ability to win cases/get good client outcomes is actually dependent on the lawyer and the client asking a series of questions which include:  What is Going On? It is such a simple question but fundamentally the cases I deal with ar...
Saturday, 28 August 2021
Equality and diversityWe are committed to promoting and developing a diverse legalsector and this is information we publish in accordance with regulatory rules. We use the information provided to help us analyse our policies to makesure they pro...
Friday, 16 July 2021
Whatis a Lasting Power of Attorney?A LastingPower of Attorney (LPA) is useful tool when people become incapable of runningtheir own financial affairs. An LPA allows someone, of the donor’s choice, tostep in and take control of the donor&rs...
Friday, 16 July 2021
It is well known that over the past 10 years there has been a significant rise in inheritance disputes. By way of example in 2019 the number of contested wills heard in the High Court reached an all time high and was 47% more than the previous y...
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Just to let you know that a 10% discount is available for readers of this blog to buy the book. Please use the code eld842 on the Law Brief Website which has free delivery. For more urgent deliveries you can order the book on Amazon. &...
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
With the work I do what are the key errors which I see from opposing parties and/or their lawyers?1 Lack of Long Term Tactical Planning - What is your objective? How are you going to get there? How much will it cost? Do you think you will succee...
Friday, 2 July 2021
What are the key problems areas with LPAs?(Lasting Powers of Attorney)These are some of the examples of events which might raise concerns about whether the attorney’spowers are being used properly.Dealing with complaints about mentalcapaci...
Thursday, 10 June 2021
As part the work which my firm does is that we find ourselves within the Court process. Often we end going to Court.From my experience as a lawyer and having seen feedback in the Courts one of the most common failings I see is the tendency of ot...
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
I am pleased to inform you that the Second Edition of my book on Elderly Law has now been published.It is available on the  Law Brief Publishing website and on Amazon. The book seeks to provide an accessible read for lawyers and p...
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