Powers granted under a Power of Attorney can often be misunderstood when dealing with someone's estate after they pass away. Many people believe that if they have acted as an attorney for someone during their life, then they have the responsibility to deal with that person's affairs when they are no longer alive. This is not the case - who has this responsibility will be determined by whether or not a Will was executed prior to the individual passing away.
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A recent Scottish court case considered an appeal by a party who claimed he was the father of a three-year-old girl to make the children's hearing system require a DNA test to establish the paternity of that child as part of ongoing hearings.
Winnie the Pooh day got us thinking: how can we bring a bit of that wisdom into the advice we give our clients. Whilst you may not be a honey-loving bear in Hundred Acre Wood, uttering the phrase "Think, Think, Think" when faced with a puzzling problem, it is perhaps a sentiment often echoed when considering personal legal matters.
7 top tips and considerations for finding the right Family Lawyer in the Highlands, Scotland.
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment on the operation of Business Interruption insurance policies, with particular reference to the effects of Covid-19. The Supreme Court has substantially found in favour of the insured businesses. Given the continual and fast-moving changes to the Government's instructions through press conferences in response to Covid-19, this is welcomed clarification for businesses and policyholders alike.