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Emma Northover

Attention Landlords - New Rules regarding Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Emma Northover on October 8th 2015 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Some important new rules have been introduced concerning Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (ASTs)for residential properties.  These rules came into force on the 1st October 2015 and apply to all ASTs entered into after that date. 

The regulations relate to the notice to be given ending an AST (known as a Section...

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Emma Northover

The patient’s right to information

Posted by Emma Northover on August 12th 2015 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

A woman recently won damages on behalf of her son for injuries sustained at his birth as a result of the alleged negligence of a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in a case where it was ruled that doctors are under a duty to take reasonable care to ensure that patients...

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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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