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Irwin Mitchell

Banfield v Campbell: disabled cohabitee awarded life interest

Another interesting decision in relation to a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975, this time by Master Teverson in the case of Banfield...

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Modern families, medicine and the law: IVF and conception post-death

Advances in medical treatment and modern family life have both lead to the courts in England and Wales and overseas, grappling with new...

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Familiarity is good for your mental health

Two interesting dementia-related stories being reported on the BBC this week.  Firstly, the email read out by Jonathan Agnew about the...

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Cohabitees at war: woman gets to keep what is already hers

Despite the headlines in the mainstream media that Ms Ladwa, 43 has 'won' half of the £1.7 million home she shared with her partner of 16...

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Has an English court really recognised Sharia Law?

This week saw the 'landmark' divorce ruling by the English High Court that 'recognised Sharia law'. But what does the decision really...