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Landmark ruling - withdrawal of life support

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There has been a Landmark ruling on the withdrawal of life support for those in a vegetative state This week the Supreme Court ruled that doctors and families do not need to seek the permission of the court to withdraw end of life care for someone in a...

Managing your affairs if you suffer from Dementia

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Last week it was announced that Dame Barbara Windsor is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. According to Barbara’s husband Scott Mitchell, she first showed symptoms in 2009 when her close friends and...

Spring into action and review your Will.

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For many of us a spring clean means sorting through a pile of papers at the back of the cupboard that hasn't been touched in years. Amongst these may be a copy of your Will, but how long ago was it made? It is important that your...

Powers of Attorney - could you be due a refund?

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On 1 February 2018 the Office of the Public Guardian launched a scheme allowing almost 2 million people to claim a refund on fees paid to register Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). During the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017 significantly more people...

Stamp duty abolished for thousands of first-time buyers

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On 22 November 2017 the Government delivered a budget aimed at “reviving the home-owning dream in Britain." One of its key announcements was to abolish stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers on house purchases of up to £300,000. Those...

Buying a horse - Your rights if it goes wrong

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Buying a horse is a significant purchase. The likelihood is that you will be spending substantial money so it is extremely important that you know your rights in the event that things go wrong. There are steps you can take to protect yourself...