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How Do You Prove Whether Someone Is “Of Sound Mind?”

October 28, 2016 11:00 am

You have probably seen in TV and films where someone writing a Will say they are “of sound mind”. But how exactly does someone prove this? What happens if it can be proven that you are not “of sound mind”? This is something we will look at today. Definition Generally speaking the term “of sound mind” refers to adults. While children are recognised to have rights under the law (for example what parent they wish to stay with) it is usually something to refer to...
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A Guide To Environmental Law

October 21, 2016 11:00 am

In simple terms environmental law refers to how human activities impact on the immediate environment around them. The law can cover everything from mining to conservation areas. If you run a business, are looking to get planning permission or want to protect a local conservation area it helps to know more about environmental law. The purpose In broad terms the purpose of establishing environmental laws is to- • Penalise people for illegally harming the environment • Assess projects such as land development to ensure they...
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The Benefits Of Setting Up A Family Trust Fund

October 14, 2016 11:00 am

In recent years the term “trust fund” has largely been associated with wealthy people or celebrities. However, this is a common misconception as setting up a trust fund is something that isn’t exclusive to the wealthy and can have a number of benefits for both yourself and your family. Security One good reason to set up a trust is that it can secure assets. Having a trust in place means beneficiaries can have quicker access to assets while also making it harder for people to...
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Legal Issues Around Childcare

October 7, 2016 11:00 am

In theory childcare is quite simple as it is your duty as a parent to look after your child. But what happens when parents divorce? How does a court decide access to a child, whether or not they are the biological children of the parents in question? In this article we will look at some of the legal issues around childcare. Responsibilities In legal terms a parent is expected to take on certain responsibilities (this changed in recent years from using terms such as “duties”...
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