July 2013 | Walker Foster SolicitorsJuly 2013 | Walker Foster Solicitors

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I am often asked, what is the benefit of having a Lasting Power of Attorney?Well, the response is that if you were in a situation where you were physically or mentally incapable of dealing with your affairs, be they financial/property…

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Picture the scenario:  you are a shareholder in a company, with two other shareholders.  Shareholder A sells his shares to Shareholder B and with the proceeds of sale sets up a competing business, poaching key employees and customers of the…

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In simple terms challenging the validity of a will or a claim relating to a grant of probate is a ‘probate claim’. Special procedural rules apply. The function of the Court is to determine what papers constitute the last will…

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Three months ago, I reported on the case of Prest  v Petrodel in which the Supreme Court, the country’s highest Court, was being asked to make a ruling on whether divorcing couples can protect assets by citing company law. The…

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This question is one which regularly crops up in cases where family wealth within a marriage has been increased by monies received from an inheritance. The English legal system is discretionary in determining how financial property on divorce should be…

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