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July News

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Here are some of July's recent stories regarding the law, including HS2, Divorce and Lasting Powers of Attorney. All links to original articles are linked. The Supreme Court is to rule next week on whether Graham Mills, a surveyor, will have to...

High Court to rule on validity of Islamic wedding ceremony

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The High Court is to rule on whether the marriage of an estranged couple is valid under English law after they took part in an Islamic wedding ceremony. The 'husband', Mr Khan, says they are married "under Sharia law only" and Mrs...

Care Home Boss Jailed

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Care Home owner David Barton has been jailed following him trying to defraud residents of Barton Park Nursing Home out of £4.1 million by persuading them to make him a beneficiary in their Will and isolated them from their families. He targeted...

Wills written at 47

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The average age at which people write their will is 47, a survey by Which? Legal has found. Some 61% of respondents said they have no will in place, with 38% of these people claiming to have nothing worth inheriting. A fifth (20%) of people with no will in...

Air Ambulance Free Wills

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We are  supporting the Air Ambulance Service for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland during their free Wills week again this year to help raise funds in order for them to carry on their amazing work. From 11 th   June until the 15 th...

Lasting Powers of Attorney Offer

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Are you over 18? More importantly, are you over 55? Do you or your loved one have Lasting Powers of Attorney? Are you aware of the consequences of not having a Lasting Power of Attorney should you lose mental capacity? Engage us to prepare Lasting...

Do you need a Divorce Solicitor?

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If you want to get divorced from your spouse, provided the divorce is not going to be contested by your spouse, whatever the grounds are for your divorce, we charge £450 including VAT to act for you from start to finish. In addition to our fees, there...

The Case of the Torn up Will

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"The Contentious Trusts and Probate Department at Meridian Private Client advise clients on the options available to them when a loved one passes away and they have been apparently disinherited or a family member is acting suspiciously to the...

Ashgate Hospice Free Wills Month

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With Ashgate Hospice being a local charity, we are very enthusiastic about supporting them whether it is through their 'Care for a Cuppa' morning or their Free Wills Month - which happens to be this May! Receiving hospice care is to enable people...

April in Review

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Here is a review of some news in April with articles on Divorce, Wills and Data Protection. All original articles are linked below. A divorcee’s plan to have what was described as a “meal ticket for life” backfired when Lord Justice...

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