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Key and another v Key and others – WLR Daily

Key and another v Key and others [2010] EWHC 408 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 69

 “Although affective disorder such as depression, including that caused by bereavement, was more likely to affect powers of decision-making than comprehension, the effect of bereavement on a testator’s mind was a factor to be taken into account when deciding whether he had capacity to make a will and was capable of impairing testamentary capacity.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

APIL attacks government over eligibility for bereavement damages – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has criticised the government for ignoring Law Commission recommendations to increase general damages in personal injury cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Draft Charter for Bereaved People – Ministry of Justice

“The Charter for Bereaved People brings together many of the services bereaved people will receive from coroners in a reformed system. It will be enabled by the Coroners and Death Certification Bill and will have the status of statutory guidance.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Draft charter for bereaved people (PDF)


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