Lawyers Welcome Court’s Charity Legacy Ruling

The Supreme Court has cleared up recent doubts over the right to leave your money to whoever you choose when you die – but lawyers are emphasising the need to be clear about your intentions. The Court of Appeal shocked Wills and Probate experts in …

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Probate Reforms To Go Ahead Despite Opposition

Bereaved families whose loved ones leave high-value estates face higher “death fee” bills of up to £20,000 from May onwards – despite overwhelming opposition to the probate reforms. The government has confirmed it will press ahead with probate reforms announced last year – even though …

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‘Overdue’ Compensation Reforms Welcomed

Personal injury lawyers have welcomed news that accident victims who suffer life-changing injuries are to be awarded bigger lump sum compensation payments. Lord Chancellor Liz Truss announced that the so-called “discount rate” will be slashed from 2.5% to minus .75% in a move designed to …

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No ‘Whiplash’ Changes Expected Until 2018

Controversial plans to reform compensation for whiplash and other less serious road traffic injuries are in the news – but any changes are a long way off. Whiplash is a complex and sometimes controversial area. Because it’s notoriously difficult to test for, there’s always the …

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Council Must Repair Serious Potholes Urgently

Local authorities should take urgent action to repair dangerous potholes, according to one of the country’s top courts. Lee Crawley was unable to weight bear on his ankle for a week and a half after running into a pothole while jogging near his Barnsley home …

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