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Private Client Law: Powers of Attorney Q&A (Part 3)

Valerie Robinson
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Q: Can I appoint replacement attorneys? You can if you wish appoint a replacement to act if the attorney/s (or one of them) dies or becomes incapable of acting. Q: When can my attorney/s start acting under my Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)? Before your...

Concerns that UK renewable energy consumption is lagging behind other EU nations

Miles Dearden
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The UK is lagging behind other European Union (EU) nations when it comes to renewable energy consumption, a new study suggests. A new report from IT consultancy Capgemini claims that the UK is “a laggard” in comparison with other EU nations when...

Employment Law: Absence and Attendance at Work Q&A (Part 1)

Chris Amys
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Q: What happens if an employee calls in sick? If an employee is unable to work due to sickness, they should contact their employer as soon as possible. An employer will ask the employee about the reasons for their absence and ascertain how long they will be...

Impact of technology on wills needs "considerable consideration"

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Senior figures at the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) fear that a discussion about the possibility of overhauling the legislation relating to wills is failing to take technological advances fully into consideration. The proposals, which were drawn up...

Resolution voices concerns over impact of sluggish Brexit negotiations on cross-border family disputes

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Family law foundation Resolution has warned that sluggish negotiations regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) could have a detrimental impact on separating families, as well as individuals caught up in cross-border divorces or...

Private Client Law: Powers of Attorney Q&A (Part 2)

Valerie Robinson
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Q: What are the benefits of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)? A Property and Financial Affairs LPA allows you to appoint individuals to manage your financial affairs should you e.g. decide that you do not wish to manage them yourself, or if you become...

Ambitious solar energy site could power 110,000 homes a year by 2020

Miles Dearden
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The company behind ambitious plans to build an 890-acre solar energy farm in Kent has said that the project could potentially power some 110,000 households a year by 2020. Cleve Hill Solar Park – a new company formed by prominent market players Hive...

How do you know when your marriage is heading for divorce?

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A comprehensive new report claims to have pinpointed the key signs that a couple might be heading for a divorce or relationship breakdown. Business Insider magazine has compiled a series of recent studies from all around the world conducted by social...

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