Category: Legal

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 Wales. A surviving spouse (or civil partner) will automatically inherit the estate of an intestate […]

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: Every year since I’ve been a member of the Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce, they have been kind enough to invite me along to speak to the First Friday Club. They are a lovely […]

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 him from time-to-time but it’s becoming clear that, as he grows older, he is finding […]

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 and is a totally separate document to it. It applies during your life whereas your […]

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, unless the employer could establish objective justification. From the 6th April 2011, you cannot dismiss […]

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