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Welcome Developments in Road Traffic Accident Claims (19 July 2019)

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is legally obligated to pay compensation to Claimants who have suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, provided that negligence can be proven against the uninsured driver. This is to make sure that Claimants can still receive compensation for their injury even if the vehicle has no insurance.   Read more...

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Who died first? Stepsisters’ inheritance battle invokes rarely-used 94 year old law (18 July 2019)

Two stepsisters are locked in a bitter legal dispute over which of their respective parents died first. John and Ann Scarle, who both had children from previous marriages, died from hypothermia at their home address in Leigh-on-Sea. Whilst further details in relation to the nature of the tragedy are yet to be disclosed, the respective sides of the family remain at war as to who should inherit the family home.  Read more...

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Probate fee reform continues to be delayed by Brexit (18 July 2019)

Personal representatives, whether they are appointed as executors or administrators, hold the responsibility of dealing with the estate of the deceased. The purpose of the grant of representation is to provide personal representatives with the authority to receive assets from the estate.  Read more...

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The New and Improved GDPR- Are Our Rights Protected? (17 July 2019)

The General Data Protection Regulation [(EU) 2016/679] is a regulatory body regulating the data protection laws in the European Union, for all members of the EU. The GDPR has come a long way since the 1995 Data Protection Directive which was adopted when the internet was a luxury and not depended on or utilised as much as it is today.   Read more...

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Domestic Abuse Bill – A Bill Eagerly but Cautiously Anticipated (5 July 2019)

On 21 January 2019 the government published its draft Domestic Abuse Bill. A bill which was part of the Conservative Party’s 2017 manifesto. A bill eagerly but cautiously anticipated by professionals with the hope that it will offer the opportunity to get it right for victims replacing the existing piecemeal and fragmented legislation.   Read more...

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