May 2017 Archive

Do I need my ex-partner's permission to take my child on holiday abroad?

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If parents separate what are the rules for taking children abroad? Our expert explains. More …

I've sold my business – what next?

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Many individuals selling businesses often look to retire and ask how they can use the money from the sale to plan for their family's future. More …

Conservative manifesto: Is the cost of living now more than the cost of dying?

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The question of funding care for the elderly was welcome among the five 'giant challenges' at the centre of Theresa May's speech launching the Conservative Party manifesto. More …

An apartment in London for sale for just £90,000 - what's the catch?

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An apartment in the famous Eaton Square is being auctioned for only £90,000. What do you do if you are buying an apartment with a leasehold that is ending soon? More …

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb? New case law

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As a consequence of the recent change in the planning law within London, there has been a reported increase in property owners using Airbnb or similar sites to make income from their properties. More …

Silver-splitters – considerations if separating later in life

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With divorce rates in the over 50s, the so called “silver-splitters”, increasing faster than any other age group, we look at the issues that couples divorcing later in life may need to consider. More …

Protecting others with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Our blog looks at Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) when it comes to moving someone into a care home. More …

Cyber security and data protection: are you doing enough?

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Ensuring your IT systems are secure is necessary not only as part of good business practice, but also because organisations holding information about individuals have specific regulatory obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA). More …

Dementia awareness: Understanding the condition and supporting the cause

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It's Dementia Awareness Week and our latest blog highlights some important facts about dementia and how leaving a legacy in your Will can help a charity trying to find a cure for dementia. More …

Supreme Court rules on Para 49 of the NPPF

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The Supreme Court issued its decision dismissing both appeals by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Cheshire East Borough Council. The appeals related to the proper interpretation of the hotly contested paragraph 49 of the NPPF. More …