April heralds fresh increases for Commissary/Confirmation Fees for those dealing with a deceased's estate, as well as Capital Limits Thresholds for care fees.
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One of many questions facing prospective adoptive parents is whether they need to obtain the consent of the birth parent or parents of the child to be adopted. Here we look at what is involved, and how the courts deal with cases where consent is withheld.
A poll commissioned by campaign group Dignity in Dying Scotland has found that 87% of Scots want assisted dying for terminally ill people with less than six months to live to become law
If the trigger for the sale or lease of a newly constructed development is its 'practical completion', just how complete does it actually have to be? A decision of the Technology and Construction Court, recently upheld by the English Court of Appeal, provides some helpful definition of a key but generally undefined term used in construction contracts.
Building projects always start out with the parties' best of intentions to keep to budget and programme; however, as anyone who has seen an episode of Grand Designs will know, it seems almost inevitable that no matter how meticulously planned a project may be matters will arise which will impact upon the costs and time allocated for the works.