Facing an Inheritance Act claim

16th Sep 2022

The complete terms of a person’s will are not usually discovered until after their death. While these are often as anticipated, family members are occasionally taken by surprise. Those who had expected to inherit may feel disappointed or hard done by; they don’t understand why they have...

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Keeping homeworkers safe

2nd Sep 2022

As homeworking continues to be the order of the day in many UK businesses, employers must take care not to become complacent. Workers may be out of sight, but they should never be out of mind, not least when it comes to their health and wellbeing. The law places strict responsibilities on employers...

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Why court isn’t always the answer

26th Aug 2022

"My feeling is that about 20% of the families who come to court to have a dispute about their children resolved, would be better served by at least, first of all trying to sort it out themselves in other ways." The words of Sir Andrew McFarlane, head of family courts in England and Wales, as report...

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Modernising Lasting Powers of Attorney

22nd Jul 2022

Modernising Lasting Powers of Attorney  The government has announced that it will be introducing changes to the Lasting Power of Attorney ('LPAs') system. Aimed at making the process simpler, quicker and easier to use, the reforms have digitisation at their heart. In contrast to the paper for...

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Is long Covid a disability?

24th Jun 2022

A recent social media post by the Equality and Human Rights Commission will have raised some eyebrows. The organisation tweeted: “Discussions continue on whether ‘long Covid’ symptoms constitute a disability. Without case law or scientific consensus, EHRC does not recommend that &...

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Rachel Barr- 30 years milestone

26th May 2022

Many congratulations to Rachel Barr who celebrates her 30th anniversary at Barker Son & Isherwood LLP on 1st June 2022. Rachel first joined us on 1st June 1992 to embark on her legal career, qualifying as a Legal Executive in 1999 and gaining vast experience in the Litigation Department since t...

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