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What happens to the estate when someone dies without leaving a Will?
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 16 2019

If someone dies without leaving a valid Will, they become what is known as ‘intestate’. Any wishes about who should benefit from their estate will not


Removal of parental responsibility: C v D and another 2018 EWHC 3312 (Fam)
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2019

Cases in which the court will decide to remove parental responsibility from a father are exceptional. It is almost always in a child’s best interest


My relative lives in a care home - can the local authority refuse certain visitors or impose restrictions on the contact arrangements?
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2019

If your relative lacks capacity to make decisions about who visits them, and the family do not agree with the arrangements, the local authority can


Should I become the executor of my relative’s estate?
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2019

If an estate is insolvent, then as long as the correct procedure is adopted and the estate is managed carefully, personal representatives should not


GPs and vicarious liability: Brayshaw v Partners of Apsley Surgery and another
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 8 2019

In recent years there has been a general perception that the ever-changing law on vicarious liability has been leaning in the claimant’s favour


Councils recovering rent from Landlords under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2019

Large confiscation orders made against landlords under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 have been attracting a lot of media attention. Recent


Deputies and Recent changes to Universal Credit
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2019

The role of a Deputy is to manage a vulnerable person’s finances. This includes anything from settling utility bills on time to applying for welfare


Fitness For Human Habitation Becomes Law
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 2 2019

Just before Christmas, on 20 December 2018, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill received its Royal Assent becoming the Homes (Fitness for


The Court of Protection: A myth-busting exercise
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • January 2 2019

Our Court of Protection, established only eleven years ago on 1 October 2007, hears cases governed by the Mental Capacity Act 2005. When compared with


The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • December 20 2018

On 20 December 2018, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill became an Act by being given royal assent. The Act will come into force in March