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Deprivation of Liberties - what is all the fuss about?

19 Jul 2019
Heather Lewis, Associate in our Private Wealth Department, and an experienced Court of Protection Practitioner, comments on controversial changes to the rules governing the circumstances in which an individual can lawfully be deprived of their liberty in England and Wales.
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Brexit: Has Parliament ruled out "No Deal"?

19 Jul 2019
The Office for Budget Responsibility has published its July 2019 Fiscal Risks Report, including "no deal" stress-test results suggesting a £30 billion increase in public borrowing requirements, flatlining economic activity and an enhanced risk of recession.
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If you make decisions on paying death in service benefits…

18 Jul 2019
You will probably have noticed a decision yesterday on mainstream news services about the unmarried partner of an RAF Air Commodore winning the right to a potential survivor's benefit - even though she was still married to her former husband at the time of her partner's death.
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The Telecoms Code: a genuine intention to redevelop?

12 Jul 2019
There has been a steady stream of new Telecoms Code cases coming out of the First Tier Tribunal. The latest considers how the genuineness of a site provider's intention is to be assessed when the site provider seeks to prevent an operator accessing land on the ground of the site provider's intended redevelopment.
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WBD advising NHS Property Services on Supreme Court village green case

11 Jul 2019
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is advising NHS Property Services Limited on a village green case to be heard in the Supreme Court next week (15 and 16 July). The outcome of this case could have wide implications for land held for statutory purposes. It concerns an area of land at Leach Grove Wood in Leatherhead, which neighbours an NHS hospital and is owned by NHS Property Services.