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Private Client Update 5

In this months Private Client Update 5:

Power of attorney application fee to be cut by 15%

The Government has announced a 15% cut in the application fee for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

LPAs are legal documents that allow you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your welfare or financial affairs if you lose the ability to decide for yourself at some point in the future.

Driver’s sacking over Facebook post ruled to be unfair

A driver who was sacked after criticising his employers on Facebook has won his claim of unfair dismissal.

Niall Kass was angry because he had been stopped by police while driving a vehicle for Perthshire company Gillies and Mackay Ltd.

Husband fails to get payments to his former wife reduced

A husband has lost his appeal to have his payments to his former wife reduced even though the couple’s assets had not been divided equally as part of the divorce settlement.

Brothers win fight to get their rightful inheritance

Two brothers have won a legal battle to receive their full inheritance from their mother’s will.

The case involved a family dispute between the brothers and their sister.

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