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Blockchain and football

Blockchain and football In today’s world, one could say that football has a huge global fan base as such, the potential applications of blockchain technology into the most popular sport on the planet are numerous to mention, this can range from using blockchain and cryptocurrency for faster and safer financial transaction and even ensuring compliance with …

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Extension Time

Extension of video-witness of Wills extended until 2020

Video-witness of Wills. We can continue the use of video witnesses of Wills, at least until 2024. The option to have your Wills witnessed remotely via video link was passed as legislation after the outbreak of the coronavirus. According to a recent survey, 1 in 10 legal professionals used remote Will witnessing during the lockdown and …

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Inheritance Tax -v- Divorce Settlement

Sismey v Salandron: Can a claim under the Inheritance Act supersede divorce settlements?

Can a claim under the Inheritance Act supersede divorce settlements? The Court has considered for the first time, whether the terms of a divorce settlement can be enforced as against a claim for reasonable provision under section 11 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”). The case of Sismey v …

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Keep calm and be prepared

What’s a Bundle ?

Bring your bundle with you” is a common saying. It’s something that most people have heard before or maybe not at all, but what exactly IS your “bundle”? A bundle refers to the file of documents that will be reviewed by a court or tribunal during their hearing process- this could include anything from emails …

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Deputyship and the Court of Protection | Community Care Solicitors

When a person has lost their mental capacity, it can be difficult to know what the best course of action is. Lasting Powers Of Attorney grants you legal authority over your loved one’s affairs while Deputyships give them more control than just hands-on management; however, they may take longer and cost significantly more money or …

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