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You may have heard of the term "personal chattels”. These words have a specific legal definition that will soon be changed by the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 for estates from October 2014. The current legal meaning of "personal chattels” is quite old-fashioned because it...

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What happens to my estate if I do not make a Will? I have been asked this question many times. And more often than not, people are surprised when I tell them the answer. If you die without a valid Will, the Intestacy Rules determine who receives your estate and how much they receive. It...

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26 June 2014
By Sally Cook
26
JUN

My elderly mother has sold her house and has moved in with my sister. My mother has paid  for improvements to  my sister's house and my sister hasn't let me visit her for months….. Is there anything I can do? There may be many reasons why an elderly person may decide to...

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I'm glad to see that offering client's cash and other inducements (such as a free I Pad) in return for a solicitor being instructed in a personal injury claim is to be outlawed by the Government. It's about time. It's not something Clough & Willis have ever done - we prefer our...

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12
JUN

The latest craze, or rather, demand sweeping the United States and which shall undoubtedly follow here, is the insertion of conditions in a Prenuptial Agreement as to what may or may not be posted on social media sites. Apparently, a typical clause is that neither party will post nude...

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