October 2017 | Curtis Parkinson
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Are Your Affairs In Safe Hands If You Lose Mental Capacity?

We all have the right to make decisions about our own personal affairs, but sometimes due to either illnesses or accidents, we lose the ability to so. Unfortunately, if you lose mental capacity, you can’t assume that relatives can simply access your financial affairs or make decisions about your healthcare. Your loved ones may have…

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Disputes Over Burial And Cremation Following The Death Of A Loved One

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise as to who has the right to make decisions as to funeral arrangements and burial or cremation of loved ones when they pass away. This can create a great difficulty for third parties funeral directors, hospitals, local authorities and coroners when parties can’t agree and try…

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How Can You Protect Your Personal Injury Compensation?

Compensation in personal injury claims is intended to provide financial support to those who have had any area of their life affected by an accident that wasn’t their fault. Therefore, it is only right that successful claimants will want to protect any compensation payment in order to help with the financial burden that an accident…

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How To Make a Personal Injury Claim

Millions of people suffer from accidents every year, many of which are either not their fault, or are the result of someone else’s negligence. The injuries can range from cuts and bruises or broken bones, through to life affecting injuries and permanent disabilities that can have a serious impact on a person’s life. Compensation in…

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Daughter Written Out Of Father’s Will Makes Successful Family Provision Claim

As you may have read in one of our previous blogs, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 means that certain individuals (usually family members or dependent persons) can challenge a Will if they feel they have not been left reasonable financial provision. A recent case provides an interesting insight into how the…

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Family Provision – Inheritance Act Claims on Estates

In England & Wales we have the concept of complete freedom of testamentary disposition – we can do what we like in our Wills. If you don’t make a Will then the law of intestacy will dictate where your estate goes. Certain individuals can challenge this if they have not received reasonable financial provision and…

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