Data Protection Law & Ring Doorbells

HHJ Clarke has recently handed down judgment in Oxford County Court in respect of a dispute between two neighbours, Mr Woodard and Dr Fairhurst. Case summary The dispute arose after...


Footballers Set To Launch Legal Action For The Misuse Of Their Performance Data

850 professional football players have threatened legal action in relation to the alleged misuse of their performance data for the past six years. The data in question ranges from the...


Improving Energy Performance On Homeowners Properties & The Green Mortgage Scheme

According to the UK Government National Statistics, residential properties make up 15% of the UK’s total climate emissions.  Making improvements to your property’s energy efficiency is great for the environment...


Are Freezing Injunctions Allowed Without An Underlying Cause Of Action?

A freezing injunction is an interim order preventing a party from dealing with or disposing of its assets to prevent enforcement of an existing or potential future judgment. The law...


Family Mediation – An Alternative Way To Resolving Family Law Issues

The emotional and financial effects of the pandemic have seen an increase in family law disputes. However, even prior to Covid-19, family mediation was fast becoming one of the most...


Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021

Unfortunately, domestic violence appears to be in the news now more than ever. During the pandemic, an increase of cases was expected and according to the Office for National Statistics,...


Hirachand v Hirachand Decision Upheld & Claimants Still Able To Recover Success Fee During A Claim Made Pursuant To The Inheritance Act

Hirachand v Hirachand & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 1498 (15 October 2021) The case of Hirachand v Hirachand (Re H) was first tried by the Court in May 2020 where...


Ground Rent Claims – Advice Reasonably Incidental To The Retainer

In the case of Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) v David Hayhurst [2020], the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal considered whether a Solicitor (Mr Hayhurst) had failed to provide adequate advice when acting...


Can A Panel Deputy For Property & Financial Affairs Be Removed In Favour Of A Lay Deputy?

Panel Deputies are professional deputies approved by the Public Guardian who will be appointed when no other suitable deputy has been put forward or can be agreed upon. The Court...


Attorney Financial Abuse – What Are The Options?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an extremely useful document that gives a person’s chosen attorney, may it be a close family member, a friend, or even a law...


Preventing A Predatory Marriage

Protected parties who lack capacity are often at risk of financial abuse, and there has been some media attention on the most harrowing examples. Happily, in one recent case, the...


Top Financial Tips For Teenagers

Do you struggle when it comes to saving money? We’re taught many different subjects in school and even though they are all important it seems as though life skills, i.e....