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5 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

The Forfeiture rule – when is relief granted?

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The Forfeiture Rule is a well known concept under common law. If someone unlawfully kills another person (murder or manslaughter) the Forfeiture Rule will prevent them from inheriting under the deceased`s estate.

However, a relief does exist under the Forfeiture Act 1982. This gives the court a discretionary power to waive the rule, provided that the killer has not been convicted of murder.  The exercise of this discretion was evident in the recent case of Macmillan Cancer Support v Hayes.

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4 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Careers, Opinion

Life as a Royds Withy King trainee – the extra bits

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Trainee Laura Podger gives some insight into some of the “extra-curricular” activities you can be involved in at Royds Withy King.

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30 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Undiagnosed bone fractures in children

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The possible consequences for a child of an undiagnosed bone fracture which is not treated appropriately.

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