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Paul Watkins

Care home funding - NHS Continuing Health Care

Posted by Paul Watkins on October 25th 2013 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

In the summer of 2010 Mrs B was admitted to hospital following a fall in which she suffered a fractured bone and subsequently had surgery to fix it. She had a period of rehabilitation in hospital before moving into a residential home.

A family friend contacted Paul Watkins at Beviss &...

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Victoria Emmett

Mounting care home fees could be impacting on wills, warns Beviss & Beckingsale

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 6th 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

High care home fees risk leaving the elderly with little or nothing to bequeath to loved ones in their wills, warns Beviss and Beckingsale. 

With average care home fees at £470 per week, the Law Society warns that many wills could need reviewing as care residents’ assets continue to deplete.

There is...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Proposed Changes in Children Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Changes in private family law proceedings in respect of children are in the process of being made which are intended to promote the resolution of disputes away from the Courts wherever possible. The main changes which are to be introduced by the provisions are:

  • The replacement of the 'Residence Order' and...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Divorce and the Summer Holidays

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Newly-divorced parents should take care when taking their children abroad on summer holidays warns our Partner Zoe Gaitskell. “Parents could face criminal prosecution if they do not return children promptly to their legal homes after the holidays”.

New figures reveal that the number of parental child abduction cases dealt with by...

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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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Mark Ollier

The need for Electrical Safety in tenanted properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

A recent study by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), ‘Landlords Risking Lives and Livelihoods By Ignoring Electrical Safety’, that was published on 6 June 2013 “….found 1.7 million private renters have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly on, and 1.3 million...

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