When somebody dies the process of tying up their affairs sometimes includes applying for ‘Probate’. This process involves valuing their assets and liabilities (such as loans repayable for example) and investigating if inheritance tax will be payable.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables someone to appoint a third party (called an ‘Attorney’) to deal with his or her affairs. It ensures that the people you trust will be able to make important decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapable of doing so for yourself.
Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process. Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights.
Now that GDPR has been in force for a number of months, we thought it was time to take a look at how it’s affecting businesses. Are companies struggling to keep up? What impact have the regulations had on digital services? Are we likely to see organisations punished with large fines in the future? Here, we take a look at how businesses are coping with GDPR and what challenges they face.
As claims for incorrectly handled property rental deposits soar, landlords are being warned to ensure they, or their agents, are complying with the legal requirements if they want to avoid high penalties.
Not everyone wants to get married in a church or registry office. For many cohabiting couples, a civil partnership is far more attractive – it moves away from the idea of women being the ‘property’ of their husbands and is infinitely more acceptable to those who do not follow any particular faith.
If Facebook and other social media platforms appear to have a cart-blanche ‘we can use your images’ policy then why can’t you do the same and use other people’s images without asking for permission first? After all, it’s better to apologise later than ask first, right?
By 2025 more than 13 million people at risk of mental incapacity will be leaving medical and care preferences to chance, reveals a new report from SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies, exposing a looming healthcare crisis across the UK.
If you have been asked to be, or considering making someone an ‘executor’, this refers to the role of representing someone after they have passed away.
With over 30 years’ experience working with and representing harbour marinas, Tim Reynolds is calling for a new approach to address unprecedented change in the marine leisure sector in order to protect its future.