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Suppose that prior to his or her death the deceased signed and delivered a cheque to an individual, but before being cleared the deceased died and as a result his or her bank account was closed. Would the cheque bind the deceased’s estate? The answer would depend on the circumstances, and in particular whether there was a binding agreement between the deceased (or his or her estate) and the intended recipient.  

As the news emerged on Monday morning that Monarch Airlines had gone into administration overnight, just days after rival airline Ryanair announced that a second wave of flight cancellations would affect more than 400,000 people, many of the affected travellers needed information as to the options for recompense available to them.

It was 2008 and Usain Bolt leapt onto our screens along with three other Jamaican teammates to clinch not only a gold medal but also a world record in the 4x100m relay with an impressive time of 37.10 seconds.

Following a three month consultation, the Charity Commission has published updated guidance in relation to reporting serious incidents, to aid charities in reporting appropriate matters as soon as possible, once they have arisen.

Ahead of this year’s Pharmacy Show at NEC Birmingham, our corporate law and pharmacy transaction specialist, David Seddon, takes a look at some of the key issues you may need to consider if you are looking to buy a pharmacy. 

A major nationwide survey by the BDA has indicated that almost 58% of the UK’s NHS dentists plan to leave NHS dentistry within the next 5 years.

Whilst retirement will play a significant factor in this (with 2016 figures showing that around a third of practice owners and 13% of associates intend to retire within five years), the more worrying result is that over half (53%) of young and newly qualified NHS dentists (under the age of 35) intend to leave the NHS in the same period.

In recent years, defamation lawyers have watched closely for court decisions that grapple with the new concept introduced by the Defamation Act 2013, namely the requirement to show that they have suffered “serious harm” before any valid complaint of libel can be made.

Despite significant increases in the court fees payable in relation to most civil claims in recent years and a programme for the closure of 86 courts in England and Wales, it seems that even further court closures may be on the cards.

On 14th September 2017 the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, gave evidence to the Justice Select Committee in relation to his annual report for 2017.[1]

In that report, the Lord Chief Justice said that:

ACAS confirm in its latest report that Shared Parental Leave is still not achieving what was desired.

Negotiations with the EU over the UK’s withdrawal from the Union have entered their fourth round this week. Whilst most news and media outlets are focussing on the headline topics, there are of course a number of other important areas for discussion, such as public procurement, which tend to elude the public eye.