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In situations where it is unclear whether the untraceable tenant in common is alive or dead, see Practice Note: Missing persons and presumption of death. The following Practice Notes may also be of interest: Declarations of presumed death and The deceased died with no known relatives.
In respect of trusts of land, see Trusts subtopic: Trusts of land—overview, including:
Practice Note: Buying property from a sole surviving co-owner
Practice Note: Buying land from trustee
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This Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for financial loss (pecuniary loss), ie expectation-based damages, reliance-based damages and gains-based damages.For guidance on contractual damages generally, see Practice Note: Contractual
When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
The offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intentWounding or causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent is triable only in the Crown Court on indictment. Elements of the offence Under the Offences against the Person Act 1861 (OATPA 1861), the prosecution must prove the defendant unlawfully
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