Turbervilles Private Client Newsletter - Summer 2011

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Welcome to our Summer Private Client Newsletter.

In this edition, we see why divorcing couples must consider mediation before being allowed to go to court.

There’s a warning from the Ombudsman that people should be wary of buying legal services from unregulated providers, and we see why inheritance tax is to be cut for estates that support charity.

The Government is looking at ways to prevent regulations getting in the way of people who want to build their own homes, and the Budget has provided a boost for first time buyers.

We look at the case of the homeowner who has won his appeal to have trespassing pipes removed from his land.

We report on the case of a couple who have won the right to have contact with their grandchildren, and a woman who was bullied by colleagues has been awarded £141,990.

The Law Society is campaigning for will writers to be regulated.

We look at why grandparents should be careful when giving money to their family, and we see why a judge was wrong to stop a father and daughter maintaining contact.

We hope you find these articles interesting. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about the issues they raise, or any other legal issue affecting you or your family.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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