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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

October 2018 – The Diversity Data submission to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is not required this year as it is a biennial report.  However, we regularly discuss this issue with all our staff and encourage them to provide suggestions on ways that we may improve our acknowledgement of this important subject in relation to… [Read More]


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

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]

“Tesco Law” – is “off the shelf” legal advice good for you?

Recent changes in the law allow banks and other high street retailers to register to provide legal services so that obtaining legal advice could be, in the words of the Minister of State at the time, “as easy as buying a can of beans”. The supporters of the Legal Services Act say this frees up… [Read More]