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23 year old diagnosed with dementia

Posted on November 02, 2018

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A 23 year old entrepreneur has been identified as the youngest person to be diagnosed with dementia, which could reduce his life expectancy. It is becoming increasingly clear, when more people are being diagnosed at a younger age, how important it is to ensure life planning for all adults.

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Jefferies awarded Legal 500 accreditations

Posted on November 01, 2018

The eagerly anticipated Legal 500 results are in and we are delighted with the outcome. We are pleased to have been awarded the accreditation in 4 distinct categories in the South East region.

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Supreme Court Ruling: Doctors & Families Able to End Life Without Judge’s Consent

Posted on September 19, 2018

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The Supreme Court have quashed an appeal which will now allow families to agree with doctors to withdraw feeding tubes from loved ones in a permanent vegetative state, rather than going before the Courts for approval.

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Unmarried Mother wins right to Widow’s Allowance!

Posted on September 13, 2018

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With cohabitation being on the rise now more than ever and with the recent article of Ms McLaughlin in the news about a widowed woman with four children being denied the right to Widows Allowance, this raises questions as to whether or not it is right for cohabitees with dependent children to be denied the right to bereavement allowance. According to the courts’ justices, it is not!

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Disabled cohabitant awarded a life interest in alternative accommodation

Posted on September 12, 2018

On 23 August 2018 the High Court in Banfield v Campbell, 2018 EWHC 1943 Ch ruled in favour of a cohabitant’s claim for reasonable financial provision, pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, after his partner of more than 20 years died.

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The impact of Max’s Law on organ donations

Posted on September 12, 2018

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“Max’s Law” has been named after 10 year old Max Johnson, who was recently saved by a heart transplant. The Daily Mirror followed his journey and campaigned for a change in the law.

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Want some ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’? ‘You better think’ about drafting a Will!

Posted on August 28, 2018

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Family and friends of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be celebrating the life of the superstar at her funeral today. The singer passed away at the age of 76, leaving behind an estate which is reported to be worth $80 million, but she did not leave a Will. Solicitor, Emma Blakesley, looks into the benefits of preparing a Will and why it is surprising that Aretha did not make any provisions before she died.

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Oxfam are now in the right direction after Compass Group businessman leaves them a legacy of £41m

Posted on August 22, 2018

Catering tycoon, Richard Cousins, died in a seaplane tragedy last New Year’s Eve along with his two sons, his fiancée and her daughter. The late Mr Cousins had planned to leave most of his Estate to his sons but drafted a new Will the year before his death and inserted a long-stop clause, in the … Continue reading “Oxfam are now in the right direction after Compass Group businessman leaves them a legacy of £41m”

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Supreme Court Judgement in Owens v Owens – The end of the ‘blame’ game…

Posted on August 07, 2018

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In the case of Owens v Owens the Supreme Court decided that the Wife was not entitled to divorce her Husband, on the basis of the allegations of the unreasonable behaviour set out in her divorce petition.

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Guidance on Arrangements for Adoption Visits

Posted on July 27, 2018

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This week, the President of the Family Division has issued Guidance on arrangements for adoption visits.

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