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The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) creates a statutory regime under which certain categories of applicants can apply for an order for financial provision out of a deceased’s estate. The I(PFD)A 1975 prescribes the categories of applicants in s 1. I(PFD)A 1975, s 2 sets out the orders that the Court can make.
I(PFD)A 1975, s 2(4) specifically gives the Court power to include provisions in the order that are ‘necessary or expedient for the purpose of… securing that the order operates fairly as between one beneficiary of the estate of the deceased and another’. This provision doe
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Source of the doctrine of the separation of powersThe origins of the doctrine are often traced to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1689), in which he identified the 'executive' and 'legislative' powers as needing to be separate.‘… it may be too great a temptation to human frailty, apt to
Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
Codicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or deletion but that is by no means their only use. As a general rule, substantial changes are best achieved by means of a new Will and codicils are more
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