Ground Rent Negligence Claims Set To Increase

Industry experts are predicting a rise in professional negligence claims against solicitors relating to ground rent, which predominantly affects new build leaseholds. Many purchasers are unaware of the onerous term...


Support For Kinship Carers

Kinship Care is an arrangement where a child or young person who cannot be cared for by their parent(s) goes to live with a relative or a family friend. Kinship carers...


Cerebral Palsy – Are Lessons Being Learnt?

NHS Resolution, the indemnity provider for the NHS, has recently published a report titled  ‘Five years of cerebral palsy claims‘. Following an analysis of 50 claims from forty NHS Trusts...


There Are No Guarantees

The Irish High Court case of AIB Plc. -v- Rostaff Property Development Limited & ors  [2017] IEHC 533 has useful guidance to all those contemplating acting as a guarantor. Below...


Is It Lawful To Investigate Social Media Profiles During The Recruitment Process?

Although there is no specific law preventing employers from checking potential candidates’ social media profiles, care should be taken as there are associated risks. Potentials Risks One such risk is...


Employment Tribunal Fees: Latest Update

Following the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in July 2017 that the current fee regime is unlawful, the Employment tribunal in England and Wales has announced that “detailed arrangements” to refund...


Statistics Shows That Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems At Work

“Mind” the mental health charity, has published the results of a survey conducted from 15,000 employees across 30 organisations. The results suggest that men are more likely to suffer with...


A Guide To The New Divorce Petitions

The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 were announced on 17th July 2017 and a number of rule changes came into force on 7th August 2017. The changes are...


Standardised Methodology for Assessing Housing Need – Consultation Published

The Government has today published the long awaited consultation on the proposed standardised methodology for assessing housing need and other proposals set out in the Housing White Paper (February 2017)....


How Much Inheritance Tax Will You Pay?

Inheritance tax is a tax on your estate when you die, and is also sometimes payable on trusts or gifts made during your lifetime. This includes the total of everything you own and...


Life, Love & Lasting Power of Attorneys

As Wills, Trusts & Probate specialists we are often asked about the value of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and whether it is necessary. Here is an example...


Marriage & Divorce On The Rise For Over 65’s

According to data from the Office for National Statistics there has been an increase of 46% in the number of people over the age of 65 getting married. This is...