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In a warning to the elderly that even close family members cannot always be trusted, a judge has come to the aid of an 86-year-old dementia sufferer whose nephews breached their legal duties and 'made a hash' of managing her financial affairs. The...
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A mother and father who refused to pay their sons' private school fees – claiming that staff had failed to protect the three boys from bullying and racial abuse – have been ordered to pay up after their complaints were comprehensively dismissed...
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Under European law, disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility have a right to receive help to get through the airport and board their plane when travelling on flights to and from the UK and Europe, including on domestic flights, provided they give...
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In a recent judgment delivered by the Court of Protection , a local council was successful in wresting control over an old man's finances from a family member. The 91-year-old man has been resident in a care home for more than a year and suffers from...
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Under European law, disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility have a right to receive help to get through the airport and board their plane when travelling on flights to and from the UK and Europe, including on domestic flights, provided they give...
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A woman whose purchase of a seaside home became a nightmare owing to a dispute with neighbours triggered by a conveyancing solicitor's negligence will receive some compensation for her loss – but not as much as she had hoped for. The woman had paid...
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Claims against dishonest executors have trebled in 12 months, according to the Law Gazette. The increase in the number of claims is thought to result from the appointment of friends and family members as executors rather than professional executors such as...
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The Court of Appeal has confirmed that immigration rules which prevent a married person being 'sponsored' unless the sponsor's income exceeds a minimum level are not a breach of the human rights of the applicant. The rules provide that where a person...
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Expats sometimes arrange for offshore income or gains to be used as collateral for a loan, which can make funds available in the UK which would otherwise not be. Accordingly, there is an argument to be made that where the 'remittance basis' applies to...
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The High Court has struck down controversial plans to bar non-UK residents from receiving legal aid , branding the proposals a discriminatory cost-cutting measure based on little more than prejudice against foreigners. The Lord Chancellor had proposed to...