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Enhanced consumer protection in respect of pre-payments for goods

The Government has announced its intention to bring forward legislative changes which would have the effect of enhancing the rights of consumers who have pre-paid for goods including in the event of a retailer’s insolvency. Currently, if a retailer enters formal insolvency, goods which have been paid for in advance but which remain in the […]

Lease or licence?

When letting a third party occupy a commercial premises, landlords often believe that a lease is the only way to achieve this. However, depending on the terms agreed with the proposed tenant, a lease may not always be the best option. In particular, when the parties need flexibility over the term of the agreement, a […]

Record numbers contact NSPCC during lockdown

The NSPCC has recently reported that in April, May and June there were more than 22,000 contacts to their helpline from adults with concerns for the wellbeing of a child. This is an increase of almost a third (32%) on the monthly average for the three months prior to lockdown. The charity received 8,287 contacts […]

Lasting Power of Attorney insurance

A Lasting Power of Attorney insurance has been introduced to provide better protection for those making LPAs. When a client asks who they should appoint as attorney to look after their affairs, my usual first response is “appoint someone who you trust”. This advice of course still stands, but there is now an extra layer […]

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