Following the death of Sir Bruce Forsyth this summer, various tabloids and websites went into overdrive, penning not only nostalgic stories on his life and decades-spanning career, but also articles appearing to question the correctness of his tax planning technique and tarnish his hitherto ‘squeaky-clean’ image.
This is my first blog about the general data protection regulations which will come into force on 25 May 2018 that is in 232 days.
From 1 October 2017 a new Pre-Action Protocol comes into force in relation to Debt Claims. The aim of the Protocol is to encourage early communication between the parties, and, ultimately try to avoid costly litigation.
On 27 April 2017 the Criminal Finances Bill received Royal Assent. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (“the Act”) is expected to come into force during the autumn and on a date that the Government has yet to announce.
A retired Court of Protection judge, Denzil Lush, has recently made headlines with his comments about powers of attorney and the opportunities they allow for financial abuse.
The Law Commission, the body responsible for reviewing the law of England and Wales and proposing reform, has started its long awaited consultation on the law of Wills.