Those of us who draft Wills for a living are used to inserting the words "last Will" into the Wills that we draft. But a last Will is not necessarily the final word on how an estate will devolve on the testator's death.
There has long been confusion about whether legally binding documents can be signed electronically. The Law Commission is attempting to answer this question once and for all with a new consultation looking into the electronic execution of documents.
We look back at the recent developments since the EU Succession Regulation (or Brussels IV as it is also known) came into force, with the intention of harmonising estate administration across the European Union.
Business Relief (BR) previously known as Business Property Relief, has for many years been one of the most useful and versatile reliefs available to individuals who wish to reduce their inheritance tax liability, relating to lifetime gifts and on death.
Will an employer breach the contract of employment if they dismiss an employee who is entitled to long term disability benefits? The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered this issue in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd.
Following on from the October 2017 report "Thriving at work: the Stephenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers", the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care have published a framework to support employers...