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Electronic Signatures

Electronic Signatures

The government have consulted independent legal experts to sweep away the current uncertainty surrounding the legality of electronic signatures. The government have published early conclusions which make it clear that electronic signatures can now be used on formal contracts in English law. The commission has also laid out possible steps which could boost business by(…)

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Government Consider New ‘Care ISA’ to Solve Social Care Crisis

The ongoing issue of funding care in later life is one that receives much discussion and media coverage. Figures in 2016/2017 suggested the shortfall for care was in the region of 17.7 billion. Those that have worked hard all their life and paid tax throughout feel that it is unfair that the cost of care(…)

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Employment References

Employment References

References are often asked for in job applications. There is usually no legal obligation upon an employer to provide a reference to an employee. Employers who do give references must make them fair and accurate and employers who ask for references must handle them fairly and consistently. A reference gives important information to a potential(…)

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY

More people are taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney to allow Attorneys to act on their behalf in relation to their Financial and Welfare decisions, if in the future they are unable to act for themselves. Investigations by the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) into the actions of Attorneys are on the rise.  One(…)

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Pedestrian Hit by Reversing Vehicle

Pedestrian Hit by Reversing Vehicle

Unfortunately for Mr P whilst he was crossing the road a driver of a taxi reversed out of the side road that M P was crossing and Mr P’s foot was injured. The insurers acting for the driver of the vehicle initially disputed liability stating that Mr P had walked into their insureds car and(…)

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney  A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint up to four people , called ‘attorneys’ to oversee decisions regarding either your   financial affairs or your health and welfare. LPA’s are a way to plan for the future if you become mentally or physically unable to manage your own affairs.(…)

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