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The conditions for bringing a family provision claim are set out in section 1 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975).
A child of the deceased is an eligible claimant under I(PFD)A 1975, s 1(1)(c). The definition of a child includes an adult and/or married child. See Re Jackson (deceased); Ilott v Mitson and Re Hancock (deceased)<. Nevertheless, claims by adult children are often difficult to bring and the outcome is likely to be fact-specific and unpredictable.<
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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
This Practice Note discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in syndicated loans in leveraged financings. TLBs are an established feature in the US market and increasingly used in the European lending market for institutional investors.This
What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a claimant’s right to recover additional liabilities from the defendant, ie success fees and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums. The relevant CPR
This Practice Note considers claims for damages for breach of statutory duty. For guidance on claims for damages for a negligent breach of duty of care outside a statutory duty, see Practice Notes:•Negligence—when does a duty of care arise?•Negligence—when is the duty of care breached?Breach of
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