The end of the assured shorthold tenancy?

August 16, 2019

Change in the air for private landlords

Deal with the NIP, or it may bite

August 13, 2019

If you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) then the police have evidence that you (or the person driving the vehicle at the time) were travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Proposed coronial investigation of stillbirths

August 12, 2019

The 12 week joint consultation launched by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health and Social Care on 26 March 2019 entitled “Coronial Investigations of Stillbirths” ended on 18 June 2019.

Unmarried co-habiting couples are fastest growing family type in the UK

August 9, 2019

The stats are out, and according to the Office for National Statistics, the number of cohabiting couples has increased by 25.8% in the last decade. Even the current Prime Minister is jumping on the bandwagon with this particular trend, but it’s important to be aware of how you can protect you and your relationship in this scenario.

What is parental alienation?

August 7, 2019

Parental alienation is often in the headlines and quoted by many separated parents who are being denied time with their children. But what is ‘parental alienation’ and how do the Courts deal with it?

Clarification on defamation from social media comments

August 2, 2019

A recent Supreme Court case has provided helpful clarification on defamation from social media posts.

An employee has asked for a copy of all their personal data. Do we have to provide everything?

July 30, 2019

Not necessarily. There are several exemptions to the requirement under data protection law for employers to provide employees with a copy of their personal data. However, these must be considered carefully and on a case by case basis.

Cybercrime – do your terms and conditions protect you?

July 29, 2019

Automatic push payment fraud is a growing problem where fraudsters deceive an individual or business to instruct their payment services provider, such as their bank, to send money to an account controlled by the fraudster. An increasingly common example is when a fraudster intercepts or replicates a genuine business email and instead inserts their own bank details.

Is #Brexit all Boris has to contend with right now?!

July 26, 2019

The country’s divorce from Europe has shone a light on the complexities which can arise on the breakdown of a relationship. My advice, as a family lawyer, is to say plan for the worst and hope for the best!

A recent case in the law of proprietary estoppel

July 24, 2019

The law of proprietary estoppel remains a difficult are area of law, which continues to develop many years after it first evolved after the Second World War.

Penalty or no penalty? Protecting parties to commercial contracts

July 20, 2019

In the footballing world the introduction of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) has caused hot debate, even more so in the UK given its imminent introduction to the Premier League.

Court fee remission – a worthy exercise

July 19, 2019

Court fees can be a significant hurdle to commencing litigation, with fees up to £10,000 being required to even issue a claim. There is currently no appetite for abolishing these fees and they are only set to rise in the future.

Probate – What do I do?

July 18, 2019

When a loved one passes away it can be an upsetting and stressful time. Many people are not sure what steps they need to take or what procedures or legal rules they need to follow particularly if they are named as executor in the will or if a will cannot be found and an intestacy situation arises.

Sopra Steria Appointments – Top Ten Tips

July 17, 2019

Earlier this year applications for visas made from within the UK moved on-line. After you’ve submitted your application you’ll be directed to make an appointment with Sopra Steria to enrol your biometric information.

Court of Appeal in personal injury fraud crackdown

July 16, 2019

A recent Court of Appeal decision (Zurich Insurance v Romaine 2019) indicates a crackdown on personal injury fraud says Kelvin Farmaner, Partner with Trethowans Solicitors in Southampton.

Role of a Personal Representative

July 16, 2019

When a person dies, someone will need to deal with their affairs and administer their estate. That role is entrusted to a personal representative (more commonly referred to as an executor if the deceased left a valid Will).

New discount rate – what it means for Claimants in personal injury cases

July 15, 2019

The Lord Chancellor has today announced the new discount rate will be minus 0.25%, effective from 5 August 2019.

Pensions on divorce: a guide

July 15, 2019

The Report from the Pension Advisory Group

“Same roof” rule for domestic abuse victims abolished

July 10, 2019

A woman who was sexually abused for many years by her step-father won a landmark case in 2018 which overturned a rule, whereby victims who lived in the same home as their attacker could not claim compensation.

Home sellers beware: 6 traps to avoid – so choose your conveyancer carefully

June 21, 2019

“But I’m just selling; the buyer takes the risks with everything, right?” Wrong. If you are selling a house or flat, there are so many things a buyer can challenger you over, even after you have sold, and so you need to make sure you have the best conveyancer on your side, to guide you and shield you from that happening.