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Equity Release - How It Works and Things to Consider

March 2018

More and more people decide to release equity from the value of their homes. Equity release schemes allow older homeowners to release cash from the value built up in their property without having to sell or move out. However, you should carefully consider all your options with a specialist adviser and independent solicitor before making a decision.

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Patients have a right to all relevant information

March 2018

A woman has won damages in a medical negligence claim on behalf of her son for injuries sustained at his birth. The case centred around a doctor’s duty to ensure that patients are aware of any material risks involved in any recommended treatment.

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An overview of contentious probate

February 2018

In this contentious probate legal guide, we have gathered some of the most important points you should consider when deciding whether or not to contest a will.

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Myths of next of kin

November 2017

The title next of kin carries several misconceptions. Probate Executive Alanna White, part of our Wills and Probate team, helps clarify the most common myths of next of kin.

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Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

November 2017

Partner Andrew Bryan offers guidance to both employers and employees on bullying and harassment in the workplace. Andrew states that any unwanted behaviour that makes a person feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated, or offended can be classified as bullying or harassment. Such behaviour is not necessarily always obvious or apparent to others and may happen in the workplace without the employer being aware.

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The Validity of an Informal Will

October 2017

Lauren McIntosh, associate in our Wills and Probate team, makes an observation on a recent Australian case regarding the validity of an informal will.

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