Government launches consultation on LPA reforms

The process of applying for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is currently predominantly paper-based, with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) receiving 19 million sheets of paper in the form of hard copy LPAs in 2019/20. The inefficiencies that result from the handling and storage of such large quantities of paper documents have […]

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Lawyers can help to save the planet

At home I’m trying to do everything I can to reduce my carbon footprint with an air source heat pump, solar panels and an EV but as a corporate lawyer it sometimes feels that my professional contribution to achieving the Paris climate objectives is rather limited. Of course my colleagues and I have adopted paperless […]

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Post-Covid completion meetings and cake

Do you remember corporate completion meetings in the “good old days”? The excitement of getting everyone round the table, the buzz, the opportunity to reminisce and share anecdotes, and, of course, the shaking of hands and pouring of champagne when the moment comes. How about the printing of reams of paper, the guiding of signatories […]

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The Ongoing Effect of Coronavirus on the Housing Market

The global pandemic, which caused people across the nation to be ‘stuck at home’, not only led to the rapid increase in people purchasing new pets and hoarding toilet paper at an alarming rate, but also prompted many to re-evaluate what they desired from their home environment. Many responded by carrying out home improvements whilst […]

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Vaccinations in the workplace

Whilst COVID and furlough in employment has been the hot topic for the last year or so, it would seem that good news envelopes us in moving forward from the pandemic with the rollout of the vaccination programme. In itself this is great news as not only can individuals see the light at the end […]

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