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Advanced Decision- (Formerly Living Will) What Is It And How Does It Apply?

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“Living Will” is the old term for what is now referred to as an “Advanced Decision”. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (which came into force in 2007) ensured Advanced Decisions now have legally binding status. Living Wills prepared prior to 2007 remain non-binding unless they have been updated or re-signed since 2007. An Advanced Decision […]

The Right to Basic Sustenance – End of Life Decisions

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A Landmark Judgment was published on 30 July 2018 relating to provision of food and liquid to patients in a persistent vegetative state. The case was heard at the end of February 2018 in the Supreme Court. It related to an active man in his fifties called Mr Y by the Court who, in June […]

Different Surnames? Read this before you travel!


With the Welsh and English Schools getting ready to close for the six week summer holiday break, many families will be travelling abroad. Most parents who have been abroad with children would agree that entertaining them at the departure lounges can be slightly tricky, however for those parents who do not have the same surname […]

Child Arrangements Over the Summer


With the school holidays fast approaching, many parents will be planning activities for their children or holidays abroad. Separated parents may find themselves upset or resentful if they have been denied the opportunity to spend quality time with their children over the next 6 weeks or even throughout the year. If your children do not […]

A Note on GDPR

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We’re making it easier for you to find out how we handle your information.   A new data privacy law is being introduced later this year in the UK.  As a result, we’re publishing a new Privacy Notice to make it easier for you to find out how we use and protect your information within […]

Are you getting married in 2018?

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Dress; church; venue; suits; flowers; invitations….. the list seems endless.  All of these things are important and will help make your day the best of your life! However, also on that list should be whether you have put formal affairs in order; such as making a Will. Statistics suggest that two thirds of the UK […]

Are you Entitled to a Fee Refund for Your Lasting Power of Attorney?


A new scheme has been launched to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register Powers of Attorney. The scheme is being administered by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) being the government body that monitor Attorneys and Deputies. If you applied to register a Lasting Power of […]

Ensuring compliance from an employer’s perspective


Although there is currently a duty under the Data Protection Act (DPA) for an employer to comply with data protection principles, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has taken this further and Article 5 (2) requires employers to demonstrate that they comply with the data protection principles. Article 24(1) GDPR requires employers to “implement appropriate […]

EU GDPR Factsheet – Are You Ready for Data Protection Changes in 2018?


The GDPR will replace current data protection laws, including the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) (DPD), and will lead to the repeal of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). GDPR provides increased privacy for individuals and gives increased powers to regulatory authorities to take action against data controllers and data processors who don’t comply with […]

Protecting the Bank of Mum and Dad

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Recent analysis and research from Legal & General report that in 2016, homebuyers received £5 billion of help from friends and family. Therefore it’s not surprising that the Bank of Mum and Dad is one Britain’s best loved financial institutions. The Bank of Mum and Dad was involved in 25% of all mortgage transactions in […]

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