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Autumn Budget

23 November 2017

Spencer Gardner comments on Autumn Budget 2017. 

Mental health

New practice note to support accredited legal representatives in the CoP

17 November 2017

The Law Society has published a new practice note to support solicitors appointed as accredited legal representatives (ALRs) by the Court of Protection. ALRs must be members of the Society’s new Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation scheme which houses the quality assured panel of representatives.

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problem solving

Deciphering homemade wills

4 October 2017By

Lesley King explains how the High Court interpreted a homemade will handwritten by a testator who wasn’t grammatically fluent in English.

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Henrietta Mason

Spotlight: Ilott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17Subscription

17 March 2017By

Henrietta Mason comments on the long-awaited Supreme Court decision on whether a will failed to make reasonable provision for the deceased’s daughter and the grounds upon which a claim for provision can be brought.

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