The Recoverability of Damages for the value of Nursing Services provided by a Charitable Hospice. It is worth remembering that a claimant in a fatal accident claim may be entitled to recover damages for the value of nursing services provided by a charitable hospice, which would be held on trust for the benefit of that […]
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Charles cooper reviews developments in the reporting of deaths where there was a deprivation of liberty. The first Chief Coroner’s Annual Report published earlier this year confirmed that guidance has been provided to individual Coroners in relation to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding orders, and that it is anticipated the likely requirement to hold an inquest […]
It is an obvious requirement for a new Will to be valid that the testator, whose Will it is, should not lack mental capacity. The decision in Feltham v. Bouskell  EWHC 1952 (Ch) may give hope to beneficiaries disappointed by a Will found invalid for such lack of capacity, where a Solicitor was instructed […]
In Key v. Key  WTLR 1699 a solicitor was criticised for failing to observe the so-called ‘Golden Rule’ in relation to testamentary capacity, while in Wharton v. Bankroft & ors  EWHC 3250 (Ch) similar criticism was considered misplaced.
In both Young v. Young and Thursfield v. Thursfield, businessman husbands have been given prison sentences for failing to comply with disclosure orders in claims for ancillary relief. The order against Mr Young related to suspected offshore assets that had been ‘hidden’, while the latest order against Mr Thursfield relates to a known family trust […]