Lasting Power of Attorney refund scheme


Following a consultation by the Ministry of Justice, it has been decided that the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), with whom Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) must be registered before they can be used, overcharged registration fees between April 2013 and March 2017.

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Legal 500 and Chambers Ranking


Solicitors from Wansbroughs’ insurance litigation and private client teams have been singled out for special recognition of their skills by the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK for both professionals and clients alike.

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UK Data Protection Regulator Issues Enforcement Notice


As a follow up to a series of blogs published last year by Oliver Price, we have been keeping up to date with the latest General Data Protection Regulation (679/2016/EU) (GDPR) developments.

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Child Arrangements Orders – breaking through the deadlock


Matthew Roberts, a solicitor at Wansbroughs Solicitors in Melksham, discusses child arrangements following a separation. Unfortunately it is not always possible for parents to agree the care arrangements for their children following separation. In those circumstances the Court can be called upon to determine what arrangements are in the best interests of those children. These arrangements can be set out in a Child Arrangements Order specifying, amongst other things, with whom the child is to live and spend time with.

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Civil partnerships: open to all?


This month, a Supreme Court ruling means that civil partnerships will now be available to heterosexual as well as homosexual couples. But it’s not just couples who are after this alternative to marriage; Catherine and Ginda Utley, sisters who live together, have recently made headlines when calling out for civil partnerships to be made available to siblings too.

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The day the music died ... without a Will


In August 2018 Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died without leaving a Will. Her four sons are now undertaking the necessary steps to request that their mother’s $80 million estate be divided equally between them. Their lives could have been made simpler, and Aretha’s specific wishes followed, if she had left a valid Will.

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