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Care home fees - key issues to consider

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 21 2012

Recent press coverage has highlighted the complicated and changing rules surrounding the qualifying amount of capital savings for care home fees

Trusts - time's almost up

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 24 2008

5 October 2008 marks the end of the period in which transitional serial interests (TSIs) can be created other than on death

Court must hear evidence before deciding

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 10 2009

Cases involving the custody of children are often very contentious and need to be approached with sensitivity and care

Undue influence claim fails

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 11 2008

A claim that a will is invalid because of ‘undue influence’ having been brought to bear on the testator demands a high standard of proof in order to succeed

Friend must repay inheritance, rules court

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 13 2010

A will made two months before the death of an elderly woman has been set aside by the High Court after it heard evidence that by 2006, when the new will was made, she was 'seriously losing her grip'

Event does not have to be likely to justify claim

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 26 2010

A recent case has confirmed that where an injury is sustained which may lead to a later health problem, provisional damages can be awarded even when the likelihood of the future problem is only a possibility, not a probable event

Informal arrangement argument rejected by court

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 23 2010

One of the more contentious issues in the administration of estates arises when the deceased had remarried, leaving 'old' and 'new' families, which often take different views about how the estate should be divided

Intentions determine ownership

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 23 2008

The danger of cohabiting without making an express agreement as to how the title to property is to be held has again been underlined by a recent case

What does the law say about mobile phones while driving?

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 6 2010

It is illegal to drive a vehicle or ride a motor bike while using a handheld mobile phone or similar device

Marriage not recognised if could not be valid here

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 28 2008

A marriage carried out under foreign law will not be recognised as valid in England and Wales if it could not have been validly contracted under English law