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Is it true that Lasting Powers of Attorney do not have adequate safeguards?

Is it true that Lasting Powers of Attorney do not have adequate safeguards?

In the news this week, retired senior Judge Denzil Lush has warned of the lack of safeguards in the Power of Attorney system in England and Wales. Lucy Pankhurst, Senior Associate in the Wills, Trusts and Probate team, responds to these comments. A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a document that allows you to […]

Blaser Mills shortlisted for IR Global Member of the Year 2017

Blaser Mills shortlisted for IR Global Member of the Year 2017

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the IR Global Member of the Year 2017. Out of 850 members, 15 members had been shortlisted, including Blaser Mills. The final three nominees will be interviewed at the IR Global conference this September in Berlin. IR Global is an international law network that connects us to highly […]

Blaser Mills sponsors Year 5 and 6 football kit

Blaser Mills sponsors Year 5 and 6 football kit

After an exciting wait, the Year 5 and 6 football team at St Mary’s CE Combined School in Aylesbury have receieved their first ever school football kit. The kits, which will also be used by the school rugby team, were sponsored by Blaser Mills. To celebrate the new kits, Years 5 and 6 competed in […]

How do you get divorced when no one has done anything to blame?

How do you get divorced when no one has done anything to blame?

Seeing the emphasis placed by celebrity couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris in dealing with their separation amicably, would appear to give positive impetus to the case for no-fault divorce. Earlier this week, the couple announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage in joint statements shared on social media.  The statement said […]

A New Sentencing Code

A new consultation on the law of sentencing procedures has been launched by the Law Commission. The plans do not affect the length or type of sentences but seek to bring greater clarity to the guidelines to enable defendants to better understand the language. It is not often clear how the various parliamentary acts, some […]

The importance of making a Will

The importance of making a Will

With 51 million adults living in the UK, 27 million (a huge 53%) do not have a Will. Have you made yours? Making a Will can be a very straight forward task, but is one that many people put off. However, if you die without a valid Will, you will be dying intestate and your […]

“Please release me” … undertakings and mortgages on the former family home

In many divorce settlements, it is impossible for the divorcing couple to both rehouse separately in purchased properties – two purchased homes cannot always be financially achieved from the one former family home and resources available from the marriage settlement. In these circumstances, an option that the divorcing couple and Court may reach is for […]

BREAKING NEWS: The Government is to repay up to £32 million to claimants after the Supreme Court has declared employment tribunal fees to be unlawful

The Fees Order (The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013) was introduced by the Government with effect from 29 July 2013, where employment tribunal claimants and Employment Appeal Tribunal appellants had to pay Court fees to issue a claim and for the claim to proceed to a final hearing. This was […]

A Second Chance: Getting Legal Aid for Discharging a Care Order

A Second Chance: Getting Legal Aid for Discharging a Care Order

When a child has been removed by the local authority, it would be because they are at a risk of ‘significant harm’. In these circumstances, a Care Order is made by the Court which gives the Local Authority shared parental responsibility with the parents, carers or guardians of the child. However, whatever the reasons were […]