Married couples - individual wills need a joint approach
The ACCA has been approved to authorise individuals and firms to carry out probate work following an application to the Legal Services Board. The ACCA Head of Standards, Ian Waters, stated:
“This is an important development for practitioners who will soon be able to provide highly valued and comprehensive support to their clients following a bereavement”
A report commissioned by the GMC has concluded that the medical profession is at ‘a crunch point’.
The ‘warning signs’ which stand out in the report are:
The Health and Care Professions Council published a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the regulation of Medical Associate Professions, and stated that it is “ready and willing to be the regulator” for these professions if asked to do so.
The Medical Associate Professions include:
Although closed to comment, the consultation can be viewed here
Mrs Justice Lang DBE has upheld the decision of the NMC’s Registrar regarding the indemnity arrangement relied on by members of Independent Midwives UK (IMUK), finding that it was ‘inappropriate’.
In short, the Registrar had determined that the indemnity arrangement did not provide appropriate cover for midwives to attending women in childbirth, as it could not meet a claim for catastrophic injury.
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