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12 November 2019

Keeping it in the family
Vijay Ganapathy & Claire Spearpoint discuss the role family members can play in legal proceedings involving their relativesRecent judgments have highlighted some of the challenges faced by...
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I act as a Deputy for many clients, young and old, with different needs, requests and expectations. I manage their money and need to make best interest decisions daily.When a client lacks capacity to...
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Article 2 of this Order came into force on 24 October 2019. It amends Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and makes provision for separated children to be...
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The dissolution of Parliament today has meant that the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill have both fallen, and will need to be reintroduced in the next parliamentary...
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According to figures from the Ministry of Justice there were 92,361 divorces finalised in 2018, a reduction from 103,366 the previous year. This figure is, according to data published by the Office of...
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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced further funding for the Adoption Support Fund, ensuring every family that needs it will be able to get therapeutic support until 2021. The commitment...
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Dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a family member, friend or colleague, is a tragic circumstance and employers need to understand that people can be affected in many different ways.There are...
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With a possible no-deal exit from the EU looming, constant reports of last minute negotiations in Brussels and a Saturday sitting of Parliament on only the fifth occasion since the outbreak of the...
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4 November 2019

Burying items with the body
The practice of humans burying their dead with items of cultural, religious or sentimental value can be seen throughout history, but can cause contention within the family. The recent discovery of a...
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So… the Parliamentary Bill aimed at reforming divorce laws is back on the table. Hurrah. That means change is imminent, right? Hang on. No, it doesn’t. And the omens are not positive. ...
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