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Sisters allowed to correct error to benefit from family trust

By cardelladmin | October 22, 2018
Sisters celebrating

Two sisters have been allowed to correct an error in a family trust that would have prevented them from benefiting in the way intended when the document was drawn up.   The sisters were aged 58 and 56. When their mother died in 2005, they had inherited equally her 50% share of the house that…

Court settles siblings’ dispute over sale of family home

By cardelladmin | October 15, 2018
Siblings arguing over house sale

The High Court has settled a dispute between four siblings who couldn’t agree over the sale of their parents’ house.   The issue arose after the parents died having left their family home in equal shares to their four children. The parents had expressed a wish that if one the children wanted to continue living…

Lack of preparation for old age threatens our future well-being

By cardelladmin | October 8, 2018
Lasting power of Attorney

Most people in the UK are putting their future well-being at risk by neglecting to make legal preparations for their old age, according to a new report.   The research shows that Britain is experiencing a ‘dementia crisis’, with an estimated 13 million people unprepared for the possibility that they may be suffering from some…

£1 billion fund created to help build thousands more homes

By cardelladmin | October 1, 2018

A new fund is being created to help speed up the delivery of thousands of new homes across England.   Housing Secretary James Brokenshire says the government is entering into a partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance to help support small and medium sized developers.   Support, ranging between £5…

Homeowners win Japanese knotweed claim against Network Rail

By Lambert Pugh News Team | August 20, 2018

The High Court has settled a dispute between two brothers after one accused the other of using undue influence to persuade their mother to leave him her house in her will. Two homeowners have won a claim against Network Rail after the company failed to keep Japanese knotweed under control on its land. The plant…

Brothers in dispute over house left in their mother’s will

By Lambert Pugh News Team | August 9, 2018

The High Court has settled a dispute between two brothers after one accused the other of using undue influence to persuade their mother to leave him her house in her will. The case involved an elderly woman who moved in with her son after her husband died. However, she later wanted to move back to…