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Ilott v The Blue Cross and others – Back to the drawing board for disinherited beneficiaries?

Melita Jackson died in 2004 at the age of 70 leaving nearly £500,000 to the Blue Cross, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, cutting her estranged daughter, … Continue reading

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Shades of grey

Computer games have historically been considered the preserve of children and students with too much time on their hands.  However, as those children and students have grown up and become adults, a lot of them have retained their love of … Continue reading

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Equal pension rights for same sex married couples

Judgement has been handed down today in the Supreme Court which rules that a married gay man has been discriminated against by a pension scheme, and that his husband is entitled on his death to a spouse’s pension. The appellant … Continue reading

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Thirty two reasons to give replies to CPSEs your full attention

A recent case has highlighted the importance of providing accurate replies to Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) and keeping them up to date. CPSEs come in many different guises depending on the particulars of a transaction, but the main and … Continue reading

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Tax Planning Queries – Who to Listen to?

It is common for us to sit and chat over a cup of tea about what one person has heard or been told, but is it always right to take tax advice from a friend over a cup of tea? … Continue reading

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Knot On My Land

In what has been hailed as a landmark judgment, a home owner whose property was affected by Japanese knotweed from neighbouring land has been awarded damages against his neighbour. Japanese knotweed has been described as the UK’s most aggressive, destructive … Continue reading

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Recognising good service – How to motivate and reward staff

Being well organised, legally compliant and incentivising staff at your holiday park will lead to a productive and loyal work force. Organised chaos It is essential that all parks have a staff induction and training process. This ensures that an … Continue reading

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