Supreme Court denies an ‘unworthy’ father the right to the inheritance of his deceased son

The civil chamber of the Supreme Court concludes that a father from Avilés, Oviedo, Spain is “unworthy” of inheriting the legacy of his deceased son. It is said that whilst the son was alive he suffered from cerebral palsy, yet the father abandoned him and failed to fulfil his duties as a parent. Seguir leyendo “Supreme Court denies an ‘unworthy’ father the right to the inheritance of his deceased son”

Inglaterra vs Escocia: conflicto de jurisdicción en una reclamación de pensión compensatoria

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La existencia de los Reglamentos europeos que son de aplicación a distintas materias que forman el derecho de familia ha provocado que ante una ruptura matrimonial pueda producirse la división del procedimiento de forma que se lleven a cabo distintas acciones en distintos países en virtud de la materia de la que se trate. Seguir leyendo “Inglaterra vs Escocia: conflicto de jurisdicción en una reclamación de pensión compensatoria”

I slipped on a wet or dirty floor in the premises of a business… will I get compensated?

A judgment handed down by the Provincial Court of Córdoba on 5 June 2017 can serve as useful guidance when considering if the evidence a Claimant holds is enough to sustain his case against a business after having slipped on its premises. Seguir leyendo “I slipped on a wet or dirty floor in the premises of a business… will I get compensated?”

Online claims in Spain – finally!

The General Council of Spanish Advocates and the Spanish Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Institutions have developed, together with an IT company, a platform allowing lawyers to safely communicate online with the insures of the vehicles involved in road traffic accidents. Over 90% of the insurance companies are already using this new platform, in use from 1 January 2018. Seguir leyendo “Online claims in Spain – finally!”

¿Cuándo deben aportarse las pruebas obtenidas a través de servicios de vigilancia?

En los dos últimos años, la jurisprudencia inglesa se ha enriquecido con varias sentencias que tratan la adminisibilidad de pruebas obtenidas por los demandados a través de servicios de vigilancia. Estos precedentes destacan como factor clave el momento en el que el demandado debería haber contratado dichos servicios, es decir, si actuó de manera diligente para obtener esta evidencia y para incluirla en el procedimiento. En otras palabras, cuanto más tarde se obtuviera y presentara, más posibilidades hay de que el tribunal deniegue su inclusión por la conducta culposa del demandado. Seguir leyendo “¿Cuándo deben aportarse las pruebas obtenidas a través de servicios de vigilancia?”

Too far to share custody?

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The Spanish Supreme Court in its Judgement of 9 June 2017, Rec. 1495/2016, has clarified once again (and hopefully once and for all) that shared custody is considered to be the best and most beneficial care arrangements for a child, overcoming certain practical difficulties that before could have prevented the determination of shared custody, such as the distance between the parents home . In Spain, it is the preferable regime applicable, and it is for the parties to prove the reasons why for that particular case custody shall not be shared.
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