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The decision in WB (a protected party through her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v W District Council (Equality & Human Rights Commission intervening), confirmed the earlier House of Lords decision in ex parte Ferdous Begum, survived as a binding precedent to the proposition that Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996) homelessness offers could not be made to those who lacked capacity to understand and respond to them. The Court of Appeal reached this unanimous decision by different avenues. See News Analysis: Court of Appeal confirms correct approach in homelessness applications by persons lacking mental capacity (WB v W District Council).
The question of whether an application by an attorney appointed by the individual at a time when they had capacity using the provisions in sections 17–19 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) was left
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When is quantum meruit and quantum valebat relevant?Claims in quantum meruit (value of services) and quantum valebat (value of goods) arise in diverse situations ranging from where contractual terms are silent on issues of payment to where there is no contract at all (Serck v Drake & Scull).General
Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009) is a specific corporation tax regime that applies exclusively to the gains and losses of intangible fixed assets. Note, however, that certain intangible fixed assets are excluded from the regime, see Practice Note: Excluded intangible fixed
There may be times when, rather than assigning the benefit of an agreement to a third party, the original parties wish instead to end their obligations to each other under that agreement and, in effect, recreate it, with the third party stepping into the shoes of one of the original parties. This is
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