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June 2013

  • 27

    British Institute Of Interior Design Conference

    At the British Institute of Interior Design conference at Portland Place on 27 June, honorary fellowships were awarded to Sir James Dyson; of vacuum cleaner fame, and Thomas Heatherwick, the designer of the world wide acclaimed Olympic flame cauldron and of the new style London bus

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    Can Deputies And Attorneys Make Gifts?

    A recent case in the Court of Protection has highlighted the issue of gifts made by a deputy acting under a deputyship order.

  • 20

    Protect Against Creation Of Public Rights Over Your Let Land

    You should always be aware of the potential for the public to acquire rights over your land particularly where you control or monitor its use less closely, such as where you let it out. It will be a heightened concern where the occupier is an organization which may actively want the public to have access, such as a local authority, charity or government body. Public rights, once established, could seriously interfere with your ability to enjoy or develop your land in the future and so reduce its value.

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    Automatic Transfers

    The legal framework for introducing a system to automatically transfer members’ small defined contribution pots to their new employers’ pension scheme when they change employment has been included in the Pensions Bill 2013. The system will be set out in regulations to be published later this year.

  • 17

    Oia’s Decision On Plagiarism Upheld

    The availability of information and material, including draft essays, on the internet is a real challenge to education institutions ensuring that the integrity of their qualifications is not impugned by plagiarism. Any student suspected of engaging in such activity can therefore expect to be the subject of internal disciplinary proceedings of their teaching institution.

  • 13

    Advice From Public Guardian About Lasting Powers Of Attorney

    Money Box, the BBC Radio 4 programme, benefited from the presence of the Public Guardian on their programme on the 12th June.

  • 11

    Did You Borrow To Reduce Iht?

    New anti- avoidance rules take effect after the Royal Assent in July.