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Default Judgement

Circumstances in which default judgement is set aside ?

One of the most important tools for the claimant is the ‘Default Judgement’. However, consideration must be given due to consideration that it can be set aside. A defendant has 14 days to file an acknowledgement of service or file defence from the date of service of particulars of claim.  In the absence of filing, …

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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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