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An end to Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2007

On 1 October 2007 Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) will be replaced by Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), although EPAs created before the law change will remain effective


New Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2009

After considerable debate, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008 (CICS) has been finalised and came into effect with regard to all claims made on or after 3 November 2008


Intestacy limits - reminder
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2009

Although we have mentioned this before, we make no apology for repeating ourselves!


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


Faster driving bans for speeders
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2009

Jim Fitzpatrick, the Transport Minister, has set out new guidelines on penalties for speeding in a Road Safety consultation paper


Criminals face confiscation double blow
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2008

A recent ruling of the House of Lords will come as a big blow to criminal conspirators hoping to protect their assets from confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act and related legislation


HMRC issues guidance on nil-rate band transfers
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 28 2008

HMRC have issued new guidance on nil-rate transfers (transfers of the unused Inheritance Tax (IHT) nil-band to the surviving spouse or civil partner) - which will come as a relief to those caught up in the complexities of the process, which is by no means as straightforward as it looks


Alzheimer's victim not incompetent
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2008

Many legal actions involving wills are based on the claim that the person making the will (the ‘testator’ or ‘testatrix’ in legal terminology) was not competent to execute it or on the allegation that that they were under the undue influence of someone else when it was written


Killer drivers face greater penalties
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2008

Motorists who kill while avoidably distracted at the wheel will face prison under new road safety laws which came into force on 18 August 2008


Divorce - new job doesn't affect settlement
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2008

In divorce proceedings, it is usual to make a full disclosure of assets and future financial prospects when agreeing the financial settlement