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The Coronavirus pandemic has, unfortunately, impacted HM Courts and Tribunal Service (“HMCTS”) and caused additional delays at the Probate Registry.
Elizabeth Rokkan lived in Norway during her married life but returned to Wales in 1987. She made her last Will in December 2012, under the law of England and Wales. In the Will, she left a specific gift to her son of the balance of her bank accounts in Norway.
A consultation has opened seeking views on two key changes to the Basic Payment Scheme.
Significant changes have been made to the Trust Registration Service (“TRS”) since its introduction in 2017. These have largely been a result of the UK’s implementation of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. To coincide with these changes, on 17 May 2021, HMRC published its Trust Registration Service Manual.
In a recent case, the tribunal assessed the enforceability of a restrictive covenant. The covenant required the applicants to gain approval of plans to build or alter the exterior of their property and pay a fixed fee. The power to approve such plans vested in the sellers’ surveyor.
Award winning top regional law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) has announced it is in the advanced stages of merger talks with well-established firm Hewitsons, a move which will add new locations in Northampton and Milton Keynes to its existing network of nine offices.
In Rogers v Leeds Laser Cutting, an employment tribunal found that the dismissal of an employee who told his manager that he would not return to work until after lockdown because he feared he would infect his children with COVID-19, was not automatically unfair.