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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on September 30th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

“But he promised that I could have it…”

It may not be too difficult for most of us to recall a situation where we’ve promised that we’ll give something to someone else, but what happens when you promise someone something big and they rely on that promise?

Proprietary Estoppel is a law...

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Emma Northover

Increase in DIY Probate leads to 300% increase in Estate Administration Claims

Posted by Emma Northover on September 30th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

There is always the temptation in life to try and save money but equally, there is the well known saying, “you get what you pay for”. 

Many people think that it is fairly straightforward to administer the estate of someone who has died and that in doing so themselves they can...

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Emma Northover

Court of Protection - Misuse of Powers

Posted by Emma Northover on April 24th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The Court of Protection is the part of the Court which is designated with the task of looking after the affairs of people without capacity.  This means that it makes decisions on all sorts of matters ranging from the question of whether or not a person has the capacity to enter...

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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Deathbed Gifts

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on December 18th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Is it possible to make a gift on your deathbed that bypasses your will or intestacy?

The simple answer is yes.  There is a little known legal concept which allows a deathbed gift to take effect without the usual formalities for making a will.  This is known as Donatio Mortis Causa.

In order for...

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Mark Ollier

Staff Have Rights to a Private Life

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 6th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

An employer who required her live-in housekeeper to not get pregnant has been ordered by an Employment Tribunal to pay £19,000 in compensation. 

Countess Maya Von Schönburg was found guilty by an employment tribunal both of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. The German aristocrat told Teresa Filipowsa that she must not...

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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Disputes Over Land: Love Thy Neighbour

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on August 29th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The initial problem arose because the strip of land which had previously been registered as part of 29 Milner Street for nearly a century was also added by the Registrar, in error, to the registered title for 31 Milner Street in 1986. When this mistake was spotted in 2012 the...

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