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Irwin Mitchell

Giving it all away: lifetime gifting to avoid IHT

When the term "tax planning" is banded about in the press and on social media, many people imagine complex and expensive schemes...

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Asian Divorce: Digging for Gold

As a specialist in this area, I am often asked to advise on the issue of jewellery and dowry.  Here is my summary and some top tips....

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Ashes To Ashes - A judge has to rule

A case involving a dispute about ashes and who should be allowed to attend a cremation has been widely reported in the media. TV comedian...

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Man who 'doesn't like cows' in farm inheritance battle

A humorous headline from the BBC as often is the case in our area of law. My colleague Nazia Nawaz, a senior associate in our Manchester...

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In the Estate of Lord Templeman deceased: Summary judgment in a probate claim is possible, just not this one

In the mid 70s, Mr Justice Templeman as he then was, gave the leading judgment in Kenward v Adams 1975, setting out the now infamous...

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Promise of Land - is it really enforceable?

One of my colleagues in our Manchester office, Nazia Nawaz, has brought the case of Moore v Moore to my attention and comments as...

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The Protection Racket

Sadly, this is another example of how the very system that is supposed to protect vulnerable people can be used against them.  In this...