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Divorce for over 60s - is there anything in particular to consider?

Separation and divorce can be difficult at any age. The process itself is of course the same at whatever age the parties divorce. However, there may be additional or different points to consider if divorcing close to retirement age or older. Examples of...

Contested will of £900,000 estate amended by the High Court in recent case

In the recent case of  Mundil-Williams v Williams and others [2021] EWHC 586 (Ch) ,   the High Court considered the last valid will of Mr John Williams, who died in 2017 at the age of 91. He had four sons, first Timothy, who was the claimant in...

How do I make a financial claim on behalf of my children?

If you are a parent or have a Child Arrangements Order confirming that the child lives with you, you may be able to claim against the other parent in respect of the financial requirements or needs of the child living with you. Under Schedule 1 of the...

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place....

Applying to vary an existing Child Arrangements Order

The Court will only vary an existing Child Arrangements Order if it is in the child’s best interest to do so.  The Court apply the “welfare checklist” which takes into account the following factors: The ascertainable wishes...

My step-father has died and he has left me out of his will. Can I bring a claim?

If you have been left out of a will, the operation of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, “the Act”, allows certain categories of people to apply for financial provision from the estate following the testator’s...

Claims for spousal maintenance if you have a disability

When assessing if and how much maintenance a party should receive, the court will consider the factors listed within s.25 of the Matrimonial Causes act 1973 (also known as the “section 25 Factors”). Disability, whether it be physical or mental,...

£8,000 fine for Food Hygiene Breach

Greene King Retail Limited, the operator of a Dudley pub, has been fined £8,000 following an inspection by Environmental Health Officers at the Bramford Arms in October 2019.  During the inspection evidence of mice was found at the premises. ...

Return Of Jewellery Following Divorce

In some cultures, it is common for members of the bride’s family to gift jewellery to the husband at the wedding, and members of the husband’s family to gift jewellery to the bride. If the parties subsequently separate, the parties may want the...

Employment Law Bulletin - March 2021

Welcome The long running Uber v Aslam saga has finally come to an end. The Supreme Court has confirmed that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed contractors. As such, drivers are entitled to basic employment rights such as the national minimum...
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