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The equalities act

The Equalities Act – What you need to know Whether you are an employer or an employee The Equality Act which came into force on 1st October 2010 is likely to affect you. What has changed? The Act aims to strengthen previous legislation and prevent discrimination against employees because of age, sex, disability, race, religion… [Read More]


Legal Issues for Businesses

This article aims to explore the legal issues that businesses face. Many small businesses start trading without really considering the issues that ought to be addressed. Often they will take a Tenancy or a Lease to a premises without taking legal advice and employ staff sometimes starting on a part time basis without realising the… [Read More]


Solicitors Regulation Authority Diversity & Inclusion Charter update

In continuing our full commitment to the Solicitors Regulation Diversity & Inclusion Charter we are pleased to report that our 2017 submission, a biennial report, has fully met with all the requirements of this important Charter. We annually survey our firm and regularly discuss all aspects of Diversity & Inclusion. More detailed information is available… [Read More]


Dementia

We are living as part of an ageing population with people living longer and this is to be celebrated.  However, 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 will be living with dementia and this will increase considerably over the next few years.  However, dementia is not just a disease that affects older people and there… [Read More]


Conveyancing- The key to buying a home

What in a nutshell is conveyancing and what does it involve? In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. A typical conveyancing transaction contains two major landmarks: the exchange of contracts (whereby equitable title passes) and completion (whereby legal title passes). Conveyancing occurs in three stages:… [Read More]


Cohabitees and Joint Owned Property – Legal News

The Supreme Court has recently made a decision in the property dispute case of Kernott and Jones which has implications for many cohabiting couples. These days many couples are choosing to live together rather than get married and often believe that if the relationship breaks down it is easier to deal with than if they… [Read More]


Why should you consult local legal firms for advice


Coping with the cost of divorce

The breakup of a marriage is always extremely difficult to deal with, both emotionally and financially. There will sometimes be disagreements over contact with children and financial matters that cannot be resolved by agreement. At present, means-tested legal aid is available to people left with a modest income after a separation, so that they can… [Read More]


Putting the “Personal” back into “Personal Injury”

How to claim maximum damages on a No Win No Fee basis A friend of mine was recently involved in a road traffic accident. His first priority was to seek medical attention and advise his insurers. To his surprise, within hours of the accident, he started to receive telephone calls enquiring about his injuries and… [Read More]


The claim game

The Claim Game If you are injured in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own you may be surprised to receive a letter from the other party’s insurance company offering to handle your claim for you, avoiding the need to instruct your own solicitor. They may even suggest that you may incur… [Read More]


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