Author Archives: Molly Jones

The 1975 Act: Challenging Circumstances (Part 2)

Part 2 /2 of our latest UK/USA podcast. Aidan Grant is joined by Samara Dutton to discuss how and when beneficiaries bring a claim against an estate for insufficient financial provision. Run time: 25 minutes   View part 1 here. 

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Advice for directors in financial services in light of ClientEarth’s threat of legal action against directors of Shell

This threatened claim, which would be one of the first claims seeking to hold a board of directors personally liable for failing to adequately prepare for the net zero transition, will be of particular interest to directors, including those in …

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A debate: Will The Online Safety Bill Make The Internet Safer?

The proposing argument In a nutshell those proposing the motion from Damian Collins MP and Alex Towers, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at BT argued that companies should have liability for their platforms they are making money from in …

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Property Tycoon jailed after refusal to grant Jewish Religious divorce

This denied Ms Moher the freedom to remarry under Jewish law. Although the couple civilly divorced in 2019, a Get can only be granted voluntarily, with a husband’s free will, leaving many women chained to marriages which are over in …

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Data Subject Access Requests: Six key issues for HR Teams

The Data Protection Act 2018, incorporating UK GDPR, has raised the profile of individual data rights. Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) are now commonly made by disaffected employees, or those facing disciplinary action. They can be time consuming and disruptive …

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Rent Deposit Deeds: 5 key things to be aware of

Welcome to the first episode in our new series Real Estate Conversations which discusses 5 key things to be aware of with Rent Deposit Deeds for landlords and tenants. You can contact Anjana Dahya at

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ESG credentials key to attracting private investments, with ethical and moral concerns a deciding factor

Read the full report here. Investment decisions based on ESG credentials are driven by investors’ moral and ethical views rather than financial reasons When asked why ESG credentials can make an investment a more attractive proposition , over a third …

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No Fault Divorce

The current law Under the current law, couples wanting to separate in the UK must rely on one or more ‘facts’ to prove that their relationship has irretrievably broken down. These facts are: Unreasonable behaviour Adultery (not available for civil …

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“I’m taking the dog” – Pets and divorce in the UK

Currently, under family law, the UK treats your pets as personal property. This means that they are treated as chattels to be divided between the two parties, the same as your cars, handbags and kitchen utensils. But how do you …

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Rights without responsibilities?

Website cookie notices have raised awareness that an individual’s personal data is often used for purposes not clearly explained to them and/or not with their active consent. DSARs are therefore a useful and valuable tool for customers, employees, service users …

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