September 2015 Archive

An Enforceable Contract: The Key Elements

Contracts, and the laws that govern them, are fundamental to the operation of businesses and are required whenever a business purchases or sells its goods and/or services. As such, businesses and their personnel should be aware of and understand the formation of contracts and their key elements.

Cancellation of an enduring power of attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney allows someone known as a donor to choose an attorney(s) to take control of their property and affairs. The attorney is authorised to access the donor’s bank accounts, sell the donor’s property or make payments. The attorney, however, does not have the authority to make decisions regarding the donor’s personal welfare matters such as residence, contact, health etc.

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975: What does it mean to “maintain” someone?

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”) allows certain categories of person to bring a claim against a Deceased’s Estate if reasonable financial provision has not been made for their maintenance. Section 1(1)(e) of the Act allows a person who was being maintained (either wholly or partly) by the Deceased (immediately before the Deceased’s parting) to make such an application.
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