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Law on Intestacy to change?

The government put forward in the House of Lords this week, The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill It aims to reform and simplify the distribution of the estate of someone who dies intestate (without making a will) in England and

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Life, death and George Osborne with the Bury St Edmunds Chamber

Nigel George talks to the Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce First Friday Club Bury St Edmunds Chamber website: http://burystedmundschamber.org/ Every year since I’ve been a member of the Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce, they have been kind enough

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Make a will – don’t leave it to George V!

More than 60% of the UK population don’t have a will. There’s a fear that if you make a will you’re tempting fate. This is a little like saying, ‘If I take out fire insurance my house will burst into

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Living with the relatives

How to get the house uncle said he would leave you – Guidance on the law of proprietary estoppel Imagine the scene: You get on well with your elderly uncle who lives in a large house in Cornwall. You visit

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Making a Living Will

Advance decision (‘Living Will’) 1. Advance decision An advance decision is a written statement which states what medical treatment is not to be carried out or continued if you lose mental capacity. It does not form part of your will

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You can’t sack me I’m an OAP!

Introduction These notes were written largely from an employers perspective. The points made though have equal relevance to an employee. 1. Abolition of the retirement age Since 1st October 2006, it has been unlawful to discriminate on grounds of age,

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Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPA’)

Guide to making a Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (‘PFA LPA’) 1. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’)? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that you can sign which allows a person

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