Delay in surgery and Inherent risks

June 17, 2019

Is it possible to bring a claim for damages for clinical negligence if your surgery has been delayed and if, when it eventually occurs, you suffer a chance complication during that surgery which causes you to suffer serious injury?

Leaving Gifts to Charity in Your Will

June 15, 2019

Gifts in Wills are incredibly important to UK charities, currently amounting to 13% of all charitable donations (approximately £2 billon per year).

Tedworth House Recovery Centre – Home of Help for Heroes Support Hub

June 14, 2019

Tedworth House is a recovery centre in the South of England. It is also the home of Help for Heroes Support Hub.

Asbestos Still A Big Problem In Schools

June 13, 2019

According to the National Education Union (NEU), more than 200 teachers in the UK have died from mesothelioma since 2001.

The Potential Complications of Flat Ownership

June 11, 2019

Owning flats brings complications that are not found with other properties, some of which will be addressed in this article.

Common Misconceptions Private Client Solicitors Often Hear

June 5, 2019

Our private client solicitors constantly hear misconceptions regarding personal legal matters like Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Civil partnership vs marriage – the right to choose

May 21, 2019

Following the recent announcement for divorce law reform in England and Wales, development with the law on civil partnerships also comes under the relationship spotlight.

Their rights and your obligations under the GDPR

May 20, 2019

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides individuals with certain rights when a business processes their personal data. Personal data includes information relating to natural persons who can be identified or who are identifiable, directly from the information in question or who can be indirectly identified from that information in combination with other information.

Clarification on defamation from social media comments

May 17, 2019

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

Experts come together to share divorce advice in Salisbury

May 17, 2019

Free, hands-on support is being offered to Salisbury families going through divorce or separation on June 13 at the Mercure White Hart Hotel.

Trethowans helps fellow business leaders live football dream

May 16, 2019

Members of Bournemouth’s business community swapped their suits for sports kit on Wednesday (May 15) as they took part in AFC Business’s Play on the Pitch Tournament.

Government Takes Steps to Widen Bereavement Damages in Fatal Injury Claims

May 15, 2019

This week the government have announced plans to increase the categories of people who can claim statutory bereavement damages in fatal injury claims.

Compensation lottery for bereaved families

April 29, 2019

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice has announced that it will increase the amount of statutory bereavement damages from £14,200 to £15,100 on 1 May 2019.

Accidents Abroad and Brexit Wrangles

April 28, 2019

At the time of writing it is still not clear whether the UK will leave the EU on 29 March, 12 April, 22 May, or indeed at all. Bearing in mind that Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union was triggered 2 years ago, it is perhaps surprising that with a week to go such uncertainty remains.

Dividing Company Assets on Divorce: Rolling in the Deep or Water under the Bridge?

April 24, 2019

Emilie Holland, family solicitor, reviews the approach, court orders available and top tips for parties when dealing with a divorce involving company assets.

Grandparents’ Rights

April 18, 2019

It is estimated that 1/3rd of adults aged over 50 are grandparents and there are 14 million grandparents in the UK.

Do I now need to plan for my probate fees?

April 15, 2019

Currently, the cost of obtaining probate is relatively nominal – it costs the deceased’s estate £155 for a professional application or £215 for a personal application – but now probate fees are planned to rocket to eye watering levels.

How do you know if a Will is valid? Here are some handy tips on ‘Disputed Wills’

April 14, 2019

Andrew Carswell is a partner specialising in Commercial Litigation and in particular Contentious Probate and Trust disputes. He provides an overview of some of the situations he encounters where families disagree over the Wills.

Are video hearings the future?

April 13, 2019

The first complete video hearing has taken place in the County Court. Could they become a regular occurrence in the future?

Daga v Bangur: The discretionary trust that successfully deflected a husband’s claim for a lump sum to meet his needs

April 12, 2019

An unusual example of the court’s approach to family wealth held in trust.