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Employment Legal Update August 2019
In the case of Meier v BT the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal (CA) had to consider whether an employer had sufficient knowledge of a job applicant's disabilities to trigger the employer's duty
UK
10 Sep 2019
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Court Of Appeal Considers Effectiveness Of Standstill Agreements In Claims Under The Inheritance Act 1975
The recent case of Cowan v Foreman considers the effectiveness of standstill agreements (agreements between the lawyers to defer the claim until after the legal deadline) in claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.
UK
5 Sep 2019
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Protecting The Vulnerable From Fraud
Two new reports on different aspects of financial vulnerability have recently been released.
UK
5 Sep 2019
4
Parents Seek To Reverse Property Purchase That Triggered IHT
The High Court is attempting to disentangle a complex family trust case. In Rogge v Rogge wealthy parents put millions into a trust for their young son who became severely disabled as a result of a Polo accident.
UK
5 Sep 2019
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Deputy Can Make Gifts Out Of Protected Person's Surplus Income And Estate
F was appointed as Deputy for his brother, M, who had become mentally incapable. M, has an estate of over £17 million, and investment income of £123,000 a year.
UK
5 Sep 2019
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HMRC Investigates A Quarter Of All Taxable Estates
HMRC opened investigations into almost one in four of the 22,000 estates on which IHT was due in the 2018-2019 tax year, according to a freedom of information request submitted by wealth advisors Quilter.
UK
5 Sep 2019
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Create A Larger House
We wanted to move to a larger house, but now the house next door has come on to the market. Our home is one half of a semi-detached pair of listed cottages - could I buy the house next door
UK
27 Aug 2019
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Future Profit
My neighbour wants to buy my two acre paddock. I'm happy to sell the land as I'm not currently using it, but I have a suspicion that he may want to sell it as a housing plot at a later
UK
22 Aug 2019
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Have Trustees' rights to refuse disclosure been undermined by the Dawson-Damer ruling?
The trustees of the Glenfinnan Settlement are being sued by Mrs Ashley Dawson-Damer and her two children, Piers and Adelicia, regarding the disposition of the trust's assets.
UK
9 Aug 2019
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Agricultural Tenancy Reforms – To Help Tenants But Not Landowners?
There is a consultation seeking views on options for reform of agricultural tenancy law.
UK
9 Aug 2019
11
Change To Wills Notification Service Leaves Charities Feeling Frustrated
The HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced they are changing its system for alerting charities when money has been left to them in someone's Will.
UK
9 Aug 2019
12
Court Of Protection: Financial Institutions Now Regularly Question Deputyship Orders
Persons appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection are reporting difficulty dealing with employees of financial service providers, utility companies and local authorities, say experts.
UK
9 Aug 2019
13
Are You Eligible For An LPA Fee Refund From The OPG?
In our February update we featured your right to claim LPA refunds, which can be found here. In summary where an LPA was registered between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017
UK
9 Aug 2019
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Airbnb Landlord Evicted And Ordered To Pay Over £100,000
A council tenant who let out his flat on Airbnb was evicted by Westminster City Council and ordered to pay an unlawful profits order of over £100 000.
UK
9 Aug 2019
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Bat Boxes Allowed Under Landlord's Reservation.
In a recent High Court case the scope of broadly worded rights of entry reserved to a landlord under a lease were considered.
UK
9 Aug 2019
16
EMA And Canary Wharf Settle Case Relating To Brexit Frustration.
Although you may continue to be frustrated about the lack of clarity in the Brexit negotiations, the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
UK
9 Aug 2019
17
The Common Misconception That Listed Buildings Are Exempt From The Requirement To Obtain An Energy Performance Certificate
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard 2015 requires all commercial properties to have a minimum energy rating of an 'E'. Section 5 of the Energy Performance of Buildings
UK
9 Aug 2019
18
More And Smarter Charging Points For Electric Vehicles?
Two new government consultations have opened relating to charging points for electrical vehicles. The first proposes:
UK
9 Aug 2019
19
Employment Legal Update July 2019
The recent decision of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey has established that discrimination due to a perceived disability is unlawful.
UK
9 Aug 2019
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Neighbours Hedge Is An Issue
My neighbour has a hedge of evergreens on the boundary which is approaching nine feet in height. It blocks out much of the sunlight from my garden.
UK
31 Jul 2019
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