Inheritance Act Claims: Redistribution of an Estate

Inheritance Act Claims: Redistribution of an Estate

The death of a loved one is a difficult time, but emotions can run high when the deceased’s will (or lack thereof) doesn’t reflect what some believe is fair distribution of their estate. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, often...
Burial Disputes and Exhumation

Burial Disputes and Exhumation

Can a person’s body been exhumed ? Without a License from the Secretary of State and/or in some circumstances approval approval of a proposal under the Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011 one cannot exhume. It is an offence for a body, or any human remains which...
What is Misfeasance in Public Office?

What is Misfeasance in Public Office?

Misfeasance in public office is a tort which in summary is a wrongful act which leads to a legal liability. The ingredients of the tort of Misfeasance in a public office are as follows: a) The defendant must be a public officer; b) The conduct complained of, that is...
Removing an Executor or Administrator Summary

Removing an Executor or Administrator Summary

Under Section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 the Court has the power remove the Executors. Where a Grant has not been obtained the Court has the power to ‘pass over’ an executor or potential administrator under the Senior Courts Act 1981 section 116....
Today we welcome the arrival of no fault divorce

Today we welcome the arrival of no fault divorce

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act comes into force today, meaning divorcing couples are no longer required to assign blame for the breakdown of their marriage. The legislation allows either or both parties to apply to the court for an order that the marriage...

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