Forgery Of Wills – Don’t Always Trust The Meta Data

In the recent case of Rainey v Weller & Ors [2021] EWHC 2206 (Ch), the niece of Brenda Weller and three of her “favourite” grandchildren clashed over whether two Wills...


Obtaining A Limited Grant To Preserve Estate Assets Where There Is A Dispute Over The Validity Of A Will

When there is a dispute over the validity of a Will, a caveat can be placed against a deceased’s estate to prevent a grant of probate from being obtained. The...


Bringing A Race Discrimination Claim Against Your Employer

We have seen that the number of claims for race discrimination rose significantly last year and it is expected that this may be due to increased identification of the issue...


What Happens When The Court Of Protection Have No Suitable Options To Decide Upon?

Court of Protection proceedings will generally be brought to an end once a Judge has made a final decision on the main issue or issues in the case, although even...


Mother Wins Sex Discrimination Claim Against Employer Who Refused Her Flexible Working Request To Finish Early

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled in favour of a Mother who made a flexible working request so that she could finish work early, in order to pick up her...


World Sepsis Day 2021

World Sepsis Day is on 13th September 2021 and this year marks its 10th anniversary. The day aims to raise awareness about sepsis, which every year accounts for roughly 11 million...


Surge In Employment Tribunal Claims For Race Discrimination

According to an ACAS report, the number of claims for race discrimination rose significantly last year. There were 3,641 Employment Tribunal claims for race discrimination in 2020 (compared to 2,464...


Short, Childless Marriages – The Equal Sharing Principle

The recent divorce case of E v L [2021] EWFC 60 has once again brought into the limelight the subject of short marriages and how they are regarded by the Courts within...


Government Announces Increase To National Insurance Rates & Dividend Tax To Tackle Health & Social Care Crisis

The Prime Minister has today announced his plan to tackle the social care crisis, which includes: A 1.25% increase in National Insurance (NI) rates and dividend tax from April 2022....


Why Is A Mental Capacity Assessment Needed For A Deputyship Application?

At Nelsons, we assist many clients in drafting deputyship applications and the mental capacity assessment form is one of the most important parts. Below, we will explain what a mental...


Court of Protection – Patient Paralysed By Covid-19 Should Be Allowed To Die

A woman in her 50s is currently receiving life-support at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, will have her treatment stopped by the end of October. After contracting Covid-19, the patient was admitted...


Charity Commission Publish Summary Of Consultation Responses On Responsible Investment Guidance

The Charity Commission has recently published a summary of the responses received to a consultation on a proposal to update its guidance on responsible investments for charities. 211 responses were...