Increased probate fees: what does this mean for you and your loved ones?
The Government recently announced a resurrection of their 2017 plans to introduce a fee structure for probate applications, with the value of the deceased’s estate dictating the cost of the application. When an individual passes away, with or without a... [read more...
Time to put a limit on ‘gagging’ clauses?
‘Gagging’ clauses, also known as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), can be found in employment contracts, a separate standalone document and/or in a settlement agreement (often given to an employee when they exit a company). Generally speaking, NDAs... [read more...
Restrictive covenants – are they enforceable?
Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are often included to protect the employer's business by restricting the activities of an employee, generally after the employment has ended. However, the restrictive covenant has to be balanced with the restraint... [read more...
Victims can now claim for injuries sustained pre 1979
A recent change in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 has abolished a rule whereby claimants could not pursue a claim for compensation if the victim lived under the same roof as the abuser, specifically incidents that occurred before 1 October... [read more...
Court of Protection to consider monitoring social media
The Court of Protection recently confirmed that they will make a decision on behalf of a woman in her 30s who suffers from learning disabilities, regarding her use of social media and whether a Local Authority should be able to monitor her social media... [read more...