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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


CLLS guide to legal opinions in financial transactions
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2011

On 22 November 2011 The City of London Law Society (the ‘CLLS’) published a guide on considerations law firms should take into account when providing legal opinions in financial transactions


Adoption - wording critical
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 10 2009

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that a mother’s application to revoke a placement order for her seven-year-old son could be heard after it was rejected by the County Court


You're an heir - now sign this!
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

Until the recent publicity afforded by television shows on the subject, many people might not have realised that 'heir tracing' companies exist, let alone that they research 'promising' estates by looking at public records and then contact potential beneficiaries of those estates


IHT nil rate band - don't discard the old will
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2010

Retaining records after a person has died is essential in order to be able to demonstrate the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) 'nil rate band' that is available on the death of a surviving spouse or civil partner


Unclear ownership causes will confusion
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2009

A recent case highlights the sort of problems that can arise when family members make informal financial arrangements with one another


Tax man first, family second
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 19 2009

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a divorcee must wait until a confiscation order against her husband has been satisfied before she can obtain a financial settlement from him


Will writer in the dock
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2010

The trial of an unqualified will writer took place in Bristol recently when a 45-year-old man was charged with the theft of £800,000 from a succession of elderly clients


Crime is with you for life
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2010

It is widely thought that once a conviction is 'spent', it is erased from 'the system' and simply ceases to exist


Divorce arrangements overturned when judge in error
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2010

When dividing family assets on separation or divorce, judges sometimes make some surprising decisions