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Negligent trustees replaced by court
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2009

The court has shown its displeasure with trustees under a will who did not discharge their duties properly, by removing them and replacing them with professional trustees


Dealing with your affairs if you are no longer able
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2009

A property and affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a power of attorney which allows you to authorise one or more named persons to make decisions on your behalf in order to manage your property and financial affairs if you are no longer able or willing to do so yourself


Willingness to improve enables father to regain custody
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2008

A father who showed significant improvement in his ability to look after his son has been granted custody of the child by the Court of Appeal


Informal arrangement brings long-term responsibility
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2008

The dangers of doing important things the casual way were spelled out clearly in a recent case in which a 37-year-old London man was recently left to count the cost of being an ‘informal’ sperm donor, after the Child Support Agency (CSA) ruled that he is responsible for paying maintenance to the mother of the children he ‘fathered’


Mental illness and wills
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2008

A will is only valid if the person making it has ‘testamentary capacity’, which is the basis of the phrase ‘being of sound mind’


Speeding - the law
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2013

Speeding fines and prosecutions in Britain have increased sevenfold and the number of speed cameras has rocketed, there are nearly 6,000 speed


Courts must make decisions on child protection
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2010

The Supreme Court has clarified the role of the courts in child protection cases, as a result of a recent case concerning a baby boy who had been the victim of abuse


Child injury - balance of probabilities
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2010

When considering who was likely to have caused injury to a child, for the purpose of determining who should have care of the child, the civil or 'balance of probabilities' approach is the one that must be taken in all instances


Horses get maintenance in country divorce
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2008

Divorce can be a messy business at the best of times but following a recent ruling looks set to become yet even more complex


No set-off in fatal injury compensation
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2008

When a person is fatally injured, it may be possible to make a claim for compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA