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...


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....


The Importance Of Attendance Notes – Prime London v Withers LLP

A lack of attendance notes and written communication has materially increased the number of successful claims that are brought against solicitors. This point has recently been emphasised in the High...


Can Solicitors & Litigation Funders Receive Payment For Work Done Under A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) If They Terminate It?

The above question was the crux of what was to be determined by the Court in the case of Escalate Law Ltd and Bermans (2012) Ltd v Kennedy and Kennedy...


MoD Data Breach ‘Put Lives Of Afghan Interpreters At Risk’

It has been widely reported that there was a serious data breach by an employee of the Ministry of Defence recently. The data breach was a result of a fairly...


Supporting Employees During The UK Petrol Crisis

As the UK enters the fifth day of petrol panic buying, after a BP executive’s concerns about how the lorry driver shortage could impact its ability to keep up with...