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Tempted to Make a Home-Made Will Without Legal Advice? Don't Do It!

Signing a home-made will, without legal advice, is a false economy and creates a real risk that your wishes will not be honoured after your death. One striking example concerned an eastern European man who was penniless when he settled in Britain – but...

Adults May Fight, but For Family Judges Child Welfare Always Comes First

Disputes between adults as to who should care for a child are sadly often marked by intractable hostility – for family judges, however, the overriding focus is always on the child’s welfare. A good example of that principle at work was provided...

The Wording of Contracts is All Important - but Context Matters Too

The wording of contracts is the first port of call for judges who are asked to interpret them – but context matters too. The Court of Appeal made that point in resolving a long-running dispute that arose from the closure of a packaging factory and the...

Restrictive Covenants Stymie Care Home Plans

Restrictions on the use of land are to be found in title deeds dating back many years – but their antiquity does not necessarily mean they are any less effective. In one High Court case, restrictive covenants that were more than a century old stymied a...

Mud-Slinging Divorcee Pays Heavily For Not Seeking Legal Advice

Divorce is always stressful, but family lawyers are trained to stop marriages ending amidst tit-for-tat mud-slinging. In one case that underlined the advantages of level-headed legal advice, a husband who dispensed with it ended up with less than half of the...

Shop-Bought Will Forms Are a Recipe for Dispute After You Are Gone!

Buying a printed will form from a shop and filling it in yourself may sound like a smart way of saving a little money on lawyers’ fees – but it most certainly is not. The point was made by a High Court case in which a woman fed the fire of a...

GDPR - ICO Consults on Written Contracts

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, is a comprehensive data protection regime aimed at achieving a high level of security of network and information systems across the EU and giving individuals...

It's Good To Be Trusting - But Important Agreements Should Be In Writing!

It is good to be trusting, particularly of loved ones, but, where a great deal is at stake, it really does make sense to get agreements in writing. In one case, a woman’s claim that her ex-partner promised to give her half his property business failed...

Important Property Transaction? Have It Witnessed By A Lawyer!

For most people, their homes are their single biggest asset and that is one reason why it is always wise to have an independent solicitor present to witness signatures on property transactions. In one case in which that did not happen, a middle aged...

Five-a-side Tournament Raises Money for Charity

On Sunday 10 th September, nine teams from businesses around the East Midlands took part in the first Fishers Dewes 5-a-side Corporate Cup. The event, held at the home of local team Ashby Ivanhoe FC in Ashby de la Zouch, raised a grand total of...
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