The Law Lab: A Diary
1 Feb
Mark Lewis discusses MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis’ ‘Campaigning Lawsuit’ against Facebook and what this new chapter at Patron Law has in store for him. It was an eventful week for high profile lawyer Mark Lewis last week. Not only did he officially join Patron Law, but he also helped Martin Lewis settle his recent case against Facebook for running scam adverts which fraudulently used his name and image. It was an interesting case and one that was ultimately settled out of court with Facebook agreeing to donate £3m to set up Citizens Advice Scams Action project (“CASA”) and launch a new
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27 Nov
The number of disputed Wills is at an all time record high and shows no signs of abating. Have we all become more greedy or is something else driving this change? It’s fair to say that on the whole with property prices having soared to previously unimaginable levels – more and more people have an estate to leave. Meaning there is more to wrangle over. Combined with the other big shift – a rise in blended families, the potential for conflict over competing claims on a deceased’s estate from spouses and children is ever more likely. Divorce has been on
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21 Mar
Property prices in London and the South East have been booming for years now. Every once in a while there’s talk of the bubble bursting, but, whether it’s due to demand outstripping supply, or any other factor, there’s no sign of it on the horizon. Read on to find out how this effects Inheritance Tax. Stagnant Nil Rate Band One of several major issues this causes is that when a homeowner dies, their estate is likely to face a very substantial bill for Inheritance Tax. This is because, although the law allows you to leave an amount of wealth in
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