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Restrictive Covenants on land and the perils of ignoring them

Restrictive Covenants on land and the perils of ignoring them

Restrictive Covenants on land and the perils of ignoring them We have previously reported on the dangers of assuming that if you get your planning permission, you can disregard the restrictive covenants preventing building; on the basis that if anyone does make a fuss...
Commercial Contracts and ADR Clauses – Who said they were optional?

Commercial Contracts and ADR Clauses – Who said they were optional?

Commercial Contracts and ADR Clauses – Who said they were optional? Most Commercial Contracts will have an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) clause that requires the parties to engage in non-Court methods to resolve a dispute rather than launching straight into...
Mental Capacity and the Decisions made by The Court of Protection

Mental Capacity and the Decisions made by The Court of Protection

Mental Capacity and the Decisions made by The Court of Protection When a person loses their mental capacity, their families – already facing difficulties following the loss of capacity itself – are often presented with a sudden need to make decisions on their...
Protecting your assets and avoiding disputes after death.

Protecting your assets and avoiding disputes after death.

Protecting your assets and avoiding disputes after death. There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Most people plan for the former by writing their Will. Your Will clearly sets out who will inherit your estate after the sad event of your death, naming your...
Disputes between Executors – The Consequences can be Expensive!

Disputes between Executors – The Consequences can be Expensive!

Disputes between Executors – The Consequences can be Expensive! The standard position is that two or more people (often all family members) are appointed as the Executors in the Will of the individual – for the purposes of this article we will call her “Joan”....