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What might happen if I do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney

01/09/2014

If you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney and you can no longer look after your affairs, usually because you have lost mental or physical capacity, then there may be a period of time when no one can make some types of decisions for you (as no one will have the legal power to do so).

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Employment references - a recent case provides some guidance on the law

19/08/2014

In a recent case the High Court has held that a police force should not be permitted to send a further reference to a new employer of one of its former senior officers, advising the new employer of the officer's extended absence record and of unproven disciplinary allegations outstanding against him at the time of his departure. While the court held that the Force would ordinarily have a public law duty to provide information concerning the disciplinary matter to the new employer, in this case, the officer had relied on the undertaking given by a senior officer that only a standard reference would be provided.

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