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Ever thought about using a mobile phone whilst driving?
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2012

Mobile phone offences are a hot topic at the moment and police are clamping down on drivers using their phones


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


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’


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


Court clears way for pre-nups
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2008

Pre-nuptial agreements have been given a boost following a recent case involving a ‘serial divorcee’


Cohabitees - government declines to act
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2008

The Government has announced that it does not, for the time being at any rate, intend to proceed with reforms to the law that would have given cohabiting partners similar rights to married couples or civil partners on the breakdown of their relationship


Animal injury - expectation matters
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2008

The law takes different positions on the responsibility of owners for damage caused by their animals, depending on the type of animal and the circumstances under which the damage occurred


Cohabitees and death - who can claim?
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2008

When one member of a cohabiting couple dies, it can come as an unpleasant surprise to the bereaved partner to discover that not all of their late partner’s estate will pass to them in the absence of a will


Earning capacity decision stands
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2008

The earning capacity of a couple is a factor taken into account when decisions are being made about the financial arrangements following a divorce