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It feels like my work life currently revolves solely around the introduction of the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015. It seems to be all I am researching and getting my head around. In addition, since the introduction of the Act, we have received a number of enquiries about different aspects of the Act. One aspect […]
As explained in my previous article, the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 was enacted on the 26th April 2023. While this was of course a very welcome development in the realm of assisted decision support for vulnerable people, the implementation of the Act seems to have raised a vast number of queries for lawyers in […]
If you work in the legal or healthcare sector, the long-awaited commencement of this Act today, the 26th April 2023, will certainly not be news to you. The Act was created to support decision-making and maximise a person’s capacity to make decisions. The Act provides for a new legal framework to support people who may […]
Custody is having responsibility for the day-to-day care of a child or children. Custody determines where the child or children will live, and with whom. Access refers to the legal right of a child and an adult to have contact with one another when they no longer live together. As discussed in last week’s article, […]
Guardianship is the legal term for the rights and responsibilities that a parent has in relation to their child. These responsibilities include the duty to financially maintain and care for the child. They also include the right to make decisions in important areas of the child’s life such as how they are educated, the school […]
So, you have found your dream home and it is situated on our lovely little island. “Where do I start and how can I keep the costs down?” is a question we get asked almost daily. We understand that buying a property is expensive. There are lots of costs that you simply cannot avoid, such […]
The slightest mention of a will or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) can elicit fear in even the most rational of people. We understand that these are generally things that most people do not want to think about. However, their importance cannot be overemphasised. Having a will and an EPA in place will ensure […]
  A family farm is a complex asset. The farm may have been held for generations and in diverse forms of ownership. For example, the assets and business may be held through a limited company with numerous shareholders, who are often other family members. It may be held through a will trust or family partnership. […]
Many people come into a relationship bringing with them an already established family business. Others may choose to establish a new family business, together or separately, during a relationship. However, when relationships fail and couples are faced with Divorce, the question of what will happen to this business then naturally becomes a source of huge […]