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When it comes to selling dental practices, one of the key requirements of our clients is to ensure that the practice sale completes expeditiously. Delays are often not in the best interests of either buyer or seller.

In the recent case of Legg v Burton, the High Court has deemed thirteen separate wills to be invalid, as mutual wills were made beforehand which on first death bound the survivor’s estate.

In the recent case of Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank and another v Pugachev and others [2017] EWHC 1847 (Ch) (13 July 2017) the Court has clarified where a party can be compelled to disclose the source of litigation funding in the context of a freezing injunction.

Usually, freezing orders are sought to prevent a defendant from dissipating their assets until a judgment can be obtained and enforced.

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Anyone involved with housing disrepair claims will be interested in Lord Justice Jackson’s further review of civil litigation costs, published in his recent report of July 2017 (“the Report”).

The Report marks LJ Jackson’s second review of civil litigation costs, the first of which was published in January 2010.

These earlier Jackson reforms impacted quite significantly on personal injury litigation, which has resulted, in part, in an increase in housing disrepair claims where there are currently no fixed costs.

Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK – more than doubling from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million in 2016. There are several possible reasons for this and wealth protection is almost certainly amongst them.  However, is simply steering clear of the wedding aisle enough to protect your assets?

The London law firm, Farrer & Co LLP, have been cleared by the High Court of negligence in relation to advice regarding trust payments.

Multi-millionaire Mr Cundill was a discretionary beneficiary of a settlement. Prior to his death in 2011, Mr Cundill requested the trustees of the settlement to make provision to the value of $10m to his close friend Ms Joseph (the Claimant). The trustees rejected that request, but later agreed to pay the Claimant the sum of £5m through periodical payments from the trust fund.

A recent High Court judgment has left open the possibility of Claimants bringing a successful harassment claim against newspaper publishers even where the Claimant has already recovered damages in libel.

Claims for harassment have regularly been brought by celebrities against the media, and the Courts have granted injunctions to prevent intrusive coverage.

One of the most read articles on the BBC’s website this morning concerns an investigation in a national breast cancer charity in relation to payments of £31,000 paid to the charity’s founder during a period where the founder was also acted as a trustee.

The article can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40887949.

It seems unsurprising that many people who love sport have resorted in recent times to exclaim ‘sport has lost touch with reality’ or ‘sport is just about money’. These hyperboles often derive from a fear that what makes sport great (a concept inherently personal to every fan) is slowly being eroded away through excessive financial gain.

The latest on the Data Protection Bill as the Statement of Intent is published 

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