Do you want to make decisions for someone who lacks mental capacity?

Overview You can apply to become someone’s deputy if they ‘lack mental capacity’. This means they can’t make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made. They may still be able to make decisions for themselves at certain times. People may lack mental capacity because, for example: they’ve had a serious......

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Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society

Government-backed inspectors should be able to investigate companies and entire industries to prevent unscrupulous companies falsely labelling workers as self-employed, according to a leading legal body. In a submission to the independent review of employment practices led by Matthew Taylor, the Law Society also recommends the immediate scrapping of employment tribunal fees, which have led......

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Queen’s Speech: What does it mean for the housing market?

Proposals to improve transparency and fairness in the housing market were announced in the Queen’s Speech today (21/06/17). Set out by the Queen in a pared-down legislative agenda, the speech traditionally consolidates the intentions of the government in front of peers, MPs, judges and high commissioners in the House of Lords. It comes after the......

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Sharp v Sharp: ruling ‘gives couples more to bicker about

A city trader has successfully challenged a divorce judgement awarding her ex-husband of four years £2.7m – in a decision that family lawyers warn raises more questions than it answers. In Julie Therese Sharp v Robin Duncan Sharp, the Court of Appeal ruled today that the combination of potentially relevant factors – a short marriage, no......

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