Property: Are Verbal Agreements Valid?

As movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn is said to have put it “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”. The problem with oral agreements is that they are open to misinterpretation, doubt, dispute and outright fraudulent denial. Rather record and...

Your Will: What You Can and Can’t Do

A properly drawn and executed will (your “Last Will and Testament”) is the only way for you to ensure that your loved ones are properly looked after once you are gone.  Perhaps most importantly, only by making your own will can you specify who is to inherit what from...

How to Stop Vital Evidence Being Destroyed

Your “strong” court case is worth nothing without the hard evidence to support it. What if that vital evidence is in the hands of the enemy, and you have every reason to believe that it will be destroyed or spirited away before trial? Fear not, our law has a powerful...

Can Your Bank Take Your Money Without Permission?

Is your bank entitled to clean out your current account’s credit balance – with neither notice to you nor your permission – to settle a separate debt you owe it?  Banks have always argued that they are allowed to do exactly that in terms of our common law principle of...

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