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Why Should You Make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We all want to know that our affairs are in order, and most of us like to think we will have as much involvement in them as possible for as long as we can. However, there may be times when we are either unwell or, for practical reasons, cannot be in the right place at […]

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When Does Duty of Care Begin in Hospital?

Quite unusually, a case regarding the extent of the duty of care owed by the NHS to the public recently went all the way to the Supreme Court. The case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 received the judgement of the Supreme Court on 10 October 2018. Background  Mr Darnley […]

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What to look for in a Conveyancer

If you are buying a house, whether for the first or the fiftieth time, you will need the legal support of someone that you trust to help with the legal process of buying the property, known as ‘Conveyancing’. Buying a home is likely to be your single biggest purchase in life, so you shouldn’t leave […]

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What Government Plans for a Green Brexit will mean for UK Farmers

Introducing the Agricultural Bill 2018 back in September, Environment Secretary Michael Gove heralded it as ‘an historic moment as we leave the EU and move towards a brighter future for farming.’ He added that the measures have been designed to pave the way for the smooth and gradual transition from the EU that farmers and […]

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Is There any Point in a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) have recently received lots of high profile press coverage, with such agreements being used by the wealthy and powerful seeking to buy silence. Theresa May has promised reform of the use of NDAs so that they are not used to stop whistleblowing of misconduct or malpractice in the workplace. Despite the negative […]

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Inter Family Adoption & Special Guardianship Orders

Woodfines’ Family Law team represents many cases where adoption is the final care plan for a child, and we have recently seen that it is becoming increasingly common to pursue adoption within the extended family. Social history has shown us that it has not been uncommon for children to have been brought up by extended […]

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