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BBM Solicitors News & Updates

The latest insolvency, commercial property, employment law, corporate law and legal news from BBM Solicitors

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a written document that allows you to give legal authority to family members, friends or professionals to make decisions on your behalf relating to your financial and/or welfare affairs, should you be unable to make these decisions yourself due to incapacity. The people you nominate under the Power of Attorney are known as your Attorneys. There is no limit on the number of people you appoint (although it would be advisable to have no more than three or four) and you can appoint a substitute Attorney if the person first nominated cannot act for any reason. The person appointed to look after your financial affairs does not need to be the same as the person appointed to look after your welfare but often they are.

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Voluntary Land Registration

BBM’s Conveyancing Team recently had discussions with Registers of Scotland at the local Caithness County Show. One of the main topics of conversation was ‘Voluntary Land Registration’ and its benefits. For those readers who do not know what Voluntary Land Registration is, it is simply a method for property owners to voluntarily apply to have their title moved from the old ‘Sasine Register’ to the new ‘Land Register’. This blog sets out to compare the difference between the Sasine Register and the new Land Register prior to explaining in more detail the potential benefits Voluntary Land Registration may have for you.

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NHS Discount

BBM Solicitors is delighted to be able to offer to all NHS staff and members of their household a 10% discount off all our standard fees rates (excluding disbursements) for all matters and a 50% discount on the cost of drafting a basic Will.
 
If you would like to make use of this offer just call our Wick office on 01955 604188 or our Edinburgh Office on 0131 5263280 offer and quote “NHS Discount” when booking.

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ATE Policies: Not Always Straightforward!

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One decision by Lady Wolffe that readers may have missed over the summer is her note in the case of Centenary 6 Limited v The Joint Liquidators of Centenary Holdings III Limited. In summary, a shareholder and contributory was attempting to sue the joint liquidators for £22,000,000 under section 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986. The court accepted that “there was reason to believe that the noter [Centenary 6 Ltd] would be unable to pay the [joint liquidators’] expenses” if they were successful and ordered caution in the sum of £100,000.

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Data Protection Changes

Background

New changes are afoot in relation to data protection. The changes will be contained within a new regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’). The GDPR is set to apply throughout Europe and it is anticipated to take effect from 25th May 2018. With Brexit negotiations still underway, you may be wondering whether GDRP will apply to the UK. The answer is yes, they will apply. As the UK will still be part of Europe by the time the regulations have effect in May 2018, UK businesses will need to comply with the GDPR changes.

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