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Is it Open Season on Ex-Spouses?
The case decided in the Supreme Court yesterday left “poor” Dale Vince open to a claim from his ex-wife almost 20 years since the relationship with her had ended. Mr Vince lives with his new wife and their five year old son in an apparently rather lovely £3,000,000 18th century property in Gloucestershire. He owes his massive wealth estimated to exceed £100,000,000 to wind farms.
Back to basics - the 1954 Act
A good working knowledge of the basics of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is never a bad thing when you are a tenant or an occupier of a property. Knowing your basic rights can often benefit you greatly in discussions with landlords, investors and funders.
Can I take instructions from my client’s attorney?
You have been managing your client’s money for many years when, out of the blue, you are contacted by someone claiming to be your client’s attorney. The attorney is brandishing a copy English Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney, certified on every page (as it should be) by the donor (i.e. the giver) of the power. So far, so reassuring. But is it safe for you to act on the attorney’s instructions?