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The Times Brief - Data protection commitment

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Our Associate Chris Coughlan comments in The Times Brief newsletter on the government's data protection commitment.

Fraudulent calumny and the poisoned mind

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

In the recent case of Marcou v Christodoulides [2017], Mr Recorder Lawrence Cohen QC held that a will had been procured by "fraudulent calumny".

Could your client be under undue influence to make a will?

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

As a will-drafter, you need to ensure that the testator acted as a free agent (as set out in Winifred Edwards Dec'd), but this may be easier said than done.

Deathbed gifts - what are they and when are they legal?

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

In the recent reported case of Keeling v Keeling [2017] the claimant sought to set aside an alleged deathbed gift.

High Court upholds adopted grandchildren's right to inherit under 1946 will

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The case of Hand and another v George and another [2017] concerned the Will Trust of Henry Fredrick Hand.

Former trustee's duty to provide accounts

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

It is a fundamental principle of trust law that a beneficiary must be able to enforce the trust and to hold a trustee to account for his conduct in relation to the administration of the trust.

If you can't stand the heat…how hot is too hot for the workplace?

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

As Britain enjoys its traditional two weeks of summer, many workers will be doing their best to cope with the heat. But when does the law step in and what should businesses know?

Fly tipping on agricultural land: minor pest or real problem?

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Fly tipping on agricultural land has historically been less commonly discussed than fly tipping in urban areas, but has a similarly upsetting, and more economically damaging, effect, especially so for private landowners who often have to bear the financial burden for disposing of the waste, even where they did not know or permit the dumping of waste.

New European Data Protection Laws. What are they and how do I prepare?

Friday, 16th June 2017

With less than 12 months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect (from 25 May 2018) Ashfords' Chris Coughlan shares an outline of some of the key changes and provide some tips on what you can do to prepare.

Life as a Plymouth Trainee

Friday, 16th June 2017

Ashfords is made up of of six offices covering London and the south west. For the first seat of my training contract I was based in the Plymouth office, the final link in the Ashfords chain.

The Court of Appeal Continue to Row Back on Implied Good Faith

Wednesday, 14th June 2017

The previously emerging principle of implied good faith continues to struggle to find a sympathetic audience in the Court of Appeal.

How shareholders remove company directors

Wednesday, 14th June 2017

Shareholder activism continues to be a strategy pursued by investors seeking to realise value by influencing or changing company behaviour.

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