Post on 12 Oct 2017
Michelmores' well-established Private Wealth practice in the South West has been awarded the top accolade in the Chambers High Net Worth rankings for its work in Exeter and the surrounding area. It was noted that: "they're expert at what they do and they combine that with a very good level of...
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Private Wealth
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Children and Social Work Act | CSWA | Previously looked after children
Post on 12 Oct 2017
The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CSWA) attracted significant media attention because it will make sex and relationship education compulsory in all schools. It was also the cause of debate within Local Government because of issues around social care.  What did not receive as much media...
Education
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Post on 12 Oct 2017
Michelmores has advised VSA Capital as financial adviser and broker to Columbus Energy Resources plc, the AIM-quoted oil & gas exploration, development and production company with operations in Trinidad, in relation to a £4.1m placing, subscription and open offer. The Michelmores London Capital...
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Text accepted as a Will | Will reform
Post on 11 Oct 2017
On 9 October, a draft text message was accepted as a valid Will by the Brisbane Supreme Court. Mark Nichol, a 55 year old Australian man drafted a text leaving everything to his brother and nephew to the exclusion of his wife. The text message was found on his mobile phone after he had died. The...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Department for Education | Schools Forums
Post on 11 Oct 2017
The Department for Education (DfE) recently published their updated guidance on schools forums, particularly aimed at local authorities and elected members of school forums. The DfE has focussed on updating two documents: the schools forum operational and good practice guide; and the schools forums...
Education
Post on 10 Oct 2017
The Electronic Communications Code gives licensed telecoms operators statutory rights to place and keep equipment on private land. A new Code (which will replace that in the Telecommunications Act 1984) is contained in the Digital Economy Act 2017. Until the new Code comes into force the old Code...
Agriculture
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Real Estate
Post on 9 Oct 2017
It seems like a long time ago that commentators were speculating about the impact that Brexit would have on education. One of the first issues to hit the news was students being too depressed to sit their exams. Over a year later, while it is hoped that students are happier to sit their exams, not...
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Brexit
Education
Post on 6 Oct 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 6 September 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. Pippa Allsop looks ahead to some of the potential problems facing international families – and family practitioners – when the UK leaves the EU. There is no doubt that family law reform...
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Family Law
Brexit
Post on 6 Oct 2017
Most people believe that they have the right to leave their estate to whoever they choose. For the most part, that is correct, but recent case law shows that it may not be so easy to disinherit children. The recent County Court case of Elena Alicia Nahajec v Stephen Fowle [2017] EW Misc 11 (cc)...
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Disputed Wills & Trusts
Post on 6 Oct 2017
Organisations with standard terms and conditions or other template commercial agreements that are issued time and time again should consider the impact that Brexit could have on their supply chain. A review of such paperwork may allow drafting amendments to be made which could help to mitigate the...
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Brexit
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