Happy New Year to those we have not spoken to yet this year. Although the festive season already feels like many moons ago and the Easter break is far away on the horizon, you will no doubt be kept occupied by thoughts of Brexit’s impending impact on businesses and the latest policies from across the... Read the rest of this entry →
Monthly Archives: January 2017
Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – asks: Have You Been Ill Whilst On A Package Holiday?
Have you been ill whilst on a package holiday? If so, British law may be able to help. If you have booked a package holiday and you become ill whilst abroad then you may be able to rely upon the Package Travel Regulations. It could be possible to pursue a claim in England even though... Read the rest of this entry →
Robert Parkinson – solicitor in our Property department – considers whether house prices will rise in 2017
UK house price growth appeared to remain stable throughout 2016. According to Zoopla, house prices grew much faster in eastern England and also the West Midlands. However, it has been reported that house prices in London fell by 8.7% (according to Rightmove) over the past year and it was below the UK’s average for the... Read the rest of this entry →
Official statistics show that over the course of the last 10 years, hospital admissions following attacks by dogs have increased by 76%. Man’s best friend is quickly becoming a nuisance! Many now question whether enough is being done to protect the public and to punish irresponsible owners. If you have been a victim of an... Read the rest of this entry →
Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – discusses Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims
FRAUDULENT CLAIMANTS BEWARE Earlier this year the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zurich -v- Hayward. This is an important decision of principle for personal injury cases in which fraud has been alleged. Facts In June 1998 Mr Hayward, who was then 35, had an accident at work. He was employed as... Read the rest of this entry →
Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: What’s the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Lasting Power of Attorney?
There is often some confusion about the differences between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Both EPAs and LPAs are documents that allow you to appoint a person to act on your behalf (as an attorney) and make decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions... Read the rest of this entry →