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Man's will found in draft form on computer ruled to be valid 

The High Court has ruled that a man’s will that existed only in draft form on a computer, but which was signed by two reliable witnesses, should be accepted as valid.    This is a highly unusual decision because generally, the...

Charity worker with long Covid can make disability claim

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that an employee who was dismissed while suffering from long Covid is entitled to make a claim for disability discrimination.  It held that his symptoms met the criteria for him to be classed as disabled under the...

Asda employee awarded £40,000 for injury to feelings

An Asda employee who was constructively dismissed and racially harassed at work has been awarded compensation of £40,000 for injury to feelings.  Mrs S Henderson began working for Asda in 2003. She resigned in 2019 after being subjected to a...

TV's Kate Garraway highlights value of powers of attorney

The heart-breaking experience of TV presenter Kate Garraway and her husband highlights the value of drawing up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) to protect your future.  Garraway’s husband Derek Draper suffered a terrible reaction to Covid and...

What does the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 mean for the Family Courts?

According to the Office of National Statistics, around 1.5 million cases of domestic abuse were recorded in the year ending March 2021, with cases rising throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. With multiple areas of law covering domestic abuse, this article will...

Can I move country with my child?

Upon separation, it may be one parent’s intention to relocate to another country, relocate within the UK. However, this will not be an easy task when the other parent is being left behind and there is a possibility, they will not be seeing their child...

Protecting Your Future - Marriage or Cohabitation

When you make that ultimate decision as to whether you and your partner are going to get married or cohabit, it is very important to consider the financial aspect of your relationship. This is without doubt one of the most important considerations you will...

A crackdown on forced marriages: raising the minimum age

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 received royal assent on 28 April 2022 which raised the legal minimum age for people to marry, or enter into a civil partnership, to 18 years of age in England and Wales in a move to prevent forced...

Council not liable for employee's breach of private data rules

The High Court has ruled that a local authority was not liable for the behaviour of one of its employees in accessing and disseminating private data that was stored on its IT system.   The claimant in the case was divorced with two children, who...

P v Q [2022] - The treatment of loans to and from family members in financial remedy proceedings

Background This case concerned W (aged 48) and H (aged 45). They began cohabiting in 2005 and married in 2006. The parties had two children (aged 10 and 11). The total asset pot was circa £6million. Notable assets in the marriage included the...
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