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Landmark inheritance case set for the Supreme Court

Nicola Waldman

Posted by Nicola Waldman | Partner
On 9th December 2016

Next week, for the first time, the Supreme Court will hear a case under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and…

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High court allows a request for a body to be frozen after death.

Philippa Barton

Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 18th November 2016

The High Court has just decided that the body of teenage girl who died of cancer should be cryogenically frozen – the first case to deal with the subject of cryogenical preservation. The 14 year old girl left clear written guidance in the form of a letter to the court explaining why she wanted her body to be cryo-preserved.

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Married at first sight

Nicola Waldman

Posted by Nicola Waldman | Partner
On 2nd November 2016

In its second series on TV, “Married at First Sight” shows couples, matched by experts, getting married on their very first meeting – as complete strangers! But what happens if it all goes very seriously wrong and one of them dies soon after the marriage?

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Worried about your pension?

Philippa Barton

Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 19th October 2016

It’s easy not to think about your pension while you are working and earning a salary. But now that life expectancy is longer, you could live for decades without earning after retirement. A woman who is 80 is on average expected to live to 91 and a man who is 80 now is on average expected to live to 89.

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Reflecting on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and planning for the unknown

Coreen Ayres

Posted by Coreen Ayres | Legal Executive
On 18th October 2016

I have been reminded by recent press and media stories that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it has made me stop and think again about how life changing it must be for the men and women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer each year. Statistics suggest that nearly 60,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes.

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