Families

Unravelling capacity

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The term "capacity" is used so frequently and is often misunderstood. Legal and medical professionals are likely to have a different understanding of this powerful word, which ultimately determines whether someone may or may not be able to do a certain act. As it is Dementia Awareness Week, I thought it would be really useful to dispel any myths about this word and give some background information on why it is so important. More …

Safeguarding your health: LPAs and Messages in a Bottle

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Dementia affects a person's capacity to make decisions as well as their general health and wellbeing. It is a condition which generally gets worse over time and is by its nature difficult to predict and manage. More …

Bristol, Baronesses and Baa-ing - Resolution's 30th National Conference

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Representatives from each of the Blake Morgan family team's three locations (Rachel Giles – Southampton, James Davies – Oxford and Farhana Shahzady – London) recently attended Resolution's 30th National Conference, which was billed as the highlight of the family law calendar. More …

Tying the knot in 2018

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If like a certain Prince you are fast approaching a special day in 2018, you may have spent the last few months planning the wedding venue or band, what to wear, your photographers, florists and caterers. The number of members of the general public who are to attend, or their identity, probably won't have troubled you like it has Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Although not as exciting, what should also be added to your essential wedding checklist is reviewing or making your Will. More …

Maintenance is not a "meal ticket for life"

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In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, involving a multi-millionaire couple; the Court provided a clear approach for the treatment of earning capacity and the term of spousal maintenance in financial remedy proceedings. More …