New legislation for remote signing of wills

New legislation for remote signing of wills

The law relating to wills in England & Wales is to be amended so that wills can be witnessed remotely under certain conditions and shall still be valid. The change will be put into legislation later this year but will be backdated to 31st January, with the...
Successful judicial review for financial advisors

Successful judicial review for financial advisors

Colman Coyle were recently instructed by a firm of independent financial advisors to challenge a final decision issued by the Financial Ombudsman Service (“the FOS”). The complaint brought before the FOS concerned the setting up of a Self-Invested-Personal Pension by...
Online LPA Digital Service

Online LPA Digital Service

The Office of the Public Guardian has unveiled a new online service for registered Lasting Powers of Attorney, which is designed to help attorneys prove their status to banks, health care providers and other organisations. The idea behind the new service is to enable...
Leasehold Reform

Leasehold Reform

The Law Commission has published its leasehold reform report and amongst its recommendations are the following: An improved form of Commonhold ownership. Commonhold was introduced about twenty years ago but never took off. It enables leaseholders to own the freeholds...
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