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Why make a Will – Top 10 reasons
‘It’s too expensive’; ‘I don’t own anything of value’; ‘everything will go to my husband/wife anyway’ or ‘I don’t have the time’ are all common misconceptions that may cause your loved ones left behind unnecessary problems and costs. A Will gives you control, options and choice over who inherits your belongings and in what proportions.…
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DIY Probate can cause problems
Following the bereavement of a family relative or friend some people may decide to apply for probate themselves. There are many myths and misconceptions about the process of applying for probate and what actually needs to be done to deal with a deceased person’s affairs. All too often people rely on advice from “a chap…
The importance of keeping pre-contract enquiries up-to-date
First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Overview In replies to pre-contract enquiries prior to entering into a lease, the landlords stated that they had not been notified of any actual, potential or alleged breaches of environmental law or any other environmental problems relating to the property but…
Landlords looking to reject the renewal of a commercial tenancy with a view to carrying out works?
Summary of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited  UKSC 62 Overview The Supreme Court considered whether a Landlord can refuse the grant of a new tenancy under Ground (f) where the proposed scheme of works was devised solely to comply with that Ground. S.30 (1) (f) of the Landlord and Tenant…
The vital role of case managers for brain injured clients
Overview Navdip Gill, Personal Injury solicitor is currently acting for a client who sustained catastrophic injuries, which resulted in a head injury. For confidential reasons and for the purpose of this article we have referred to our client as B. As a result of the injuries sustained our Client B was in a coma for 4…
GL staff take part in the Worktree project
Richard Willis, one of our Partners in the Commercial Property Department, recently attended an event organised by the registered charity Worktree based here in Milton Keynes. Worktree provides a network of individuals who help young people to find out what work is really like by answering their questions honestly. The volunteers, facilitated by the Worktree…