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Advice For Setting Up A Pre-Marital Agreement

June 15, 2016 11:00 am

Pre-marital agreements are generally associated with celebrities. There is a certain perception that these are about what people will get in the event of a divorce. However, this is not necessarily a negative thing – it is equally about a commitment during a relationship as it is at the end of it. Discuss it The sooner you discuss it the better- financial discussions may not be as fun as arranging a wedding (though some may dispute that as well!) but they are important as you...
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A Guide to Resolving Planning Permission Disputes

June 13, 2016 12:00 pm

One of the big potential issues with neighbours is planning permission. Construction work can potentially result in disruption and some people may be concerned that work could infringe on their boundaries. This can result in disputes and court action which is why it is vital to find ways to resolve planning issues as soon as possible. Define boundaries Defining the boundaries should be done before any work is even considered. You need to know who has the rights to what area, who has access and...
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Contentious Probate: Defining Undue Influence

June 8, 2016 11:00 am

Contentious probate is often a difficult part of law because aside from the fact you are dealing with something potentially legally complicated there is also the emotional side of this. You are dealing with families, potential feuds, disputes and so forth. All of these elements can make the legal process hard and emotional reactions can mean people think they have the case when they may in actual fact not. One area where this can be both difficult to deal with and hard to prove is...
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An introduction to Judicial Reviews

June 6, 2016 12:01 pm

Local authorities and councils can often make decisions that massively impact on people’s lives. However their decision is not necessarily final. With a judicial review, a judge can look at what a public body intends and rules whether or not their actions (or planned actions) are in fact legal. What a judicial review can rule on A good example of where a judicial review could be sought would be the provision of benefits for children. A council may be looking at budget cuts and decide...
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