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Why you should have a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

The Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and its benefits Who can make a Health and Welfare LPA? You can make a LPA if you are over the age of eighteen and you are capable of understanding the document. The benefits for you having a Health and Welfare LPA? You can nominate someone you trust to have the legal authority to make decisions on your...

Ex-Partner in Bankrupt Law Firm Must Repay $540,000 Loan

A former partner in a respected American law firm, who borrowed $540,000 to fund his capital contribution to the business, has failed to convince the High Court that the loan was a mere sham and that he had no personal liability to repay it after the firm went bust. The firm’s partners were expected to contribute capital to its account and many of them did so...

Housing Scarcity Heaps Pressure on Local Authorities

In an age of housing scarcity, local authorities face an uphill struggle in contesting home-building proposals, however controversial they may be. In one case, a city council failed to block plans for 120 new homes in an area viewed as of particular landscape importance. The council had refused planning consent for the development, but that decision was reversed...

Indirect Discrimination – Where’s Your Proof?

Whether you are an employee or an employer, discrimination (in any form) is always a very difficult matter to address. It is often the case that there will be little or no evidence of direct discrimination and therefore cases are generally based around the actions or omissions or the interpretation of the same. This is most evident in claims for indirect...

Canary Wharf Owners Taste the Downside of Fame

Is it possible to be too famous or have too much success? The owners of London’s Canary Wharf estate may think so after the name’s association in the public mind with the business district where it stands resulted in the rejection of a trade mark application. Canary Wharf Group plc had applied to register the sign ‘Canary Wharf’ as a trade mark in...