The Highly Contentious ‘Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018’
While it may appear that Brexit is the only topic of conversation in government today, at the beginning of February Parliament met to discuss The Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018, which unlike its name has been highly contentious since its inception.
Greater protection for pregnant women and new parents
New proposals to give pregnant women and new mothers returning to work greater protection from being treated unfairly were published in January by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Can you ever be too young to create a Lasting Power of Attorney?
While most Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are created by the elderly, mental capacity issues can strike at any age. Anyone can fall foul of an illness or accident which leaves them incapacitated or even in a coma.
New trade mark rules simplify counterfeit challenges
A branding challenge toppled the golden arches when a small Irish fast food company managed to block the international McDonald's food chain from trademarking the terms Big Mac and Mc throughout Europe.
Litigation involving the antics of misbehaving employees at the office Christmas party have not only shown that sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, but that on occasion the long-awaited Christmas party can go badly wrong.