Mediation & Contentious Probate Proceedings

Lawyers in dispute resolution will no doubt have seen the marked increase in the use of mediation in all areas of dispute over the last decade. If, however, the Judge’s...


Two Year Time Limit To Make An Application Under The Same Roof Rule

Last year, the same roof rule under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was reviewed following a Court decision, which had highlighted the unfairness of the rule. What is the same...


Divorce Law Reforms Reintroduced

When it is was announced in April 2019 that the UK divorce laws would be reformed to allow no fault divorces, it was welcomed by many who had long campaigned...


Struggling Retail Industry Suffers Worst Year On Record

As consumer spending continues to fall, it is vital companies doing business in the retail sector take steps to protect their own position and closely monitor cash flow management. It...


Payment Delay For Woodford Fund Investors

Investors awaiting payments from the now wound-up Woodford Fund have been informed that there will be a delay in them receiving their initial payments. Investors were previously informed that they...


How To Deal With An Employment Tribunal Claim From An Employee

Unfortunately, the majority of employers, at one time or another, will receive an Employment Tribunal claim from an employee, ex-employee, prospective employee or trade union. When this happens, it is...


Coronation Street – The Plight Of Tyrone & Fizz – Section 20 & Care Proceedings

Fans of Coronation Street will have seen a very interesting story-line developing involving Fizz and Tyrone. This young couple have agreed to sign a Section 20 agreement in order to...


Personal Injury Settlements & IVAs

A Personal Injury Trust is typically set up to protect someone’s entitlement to means tested benefits where acceptance of a accident claim settlement may otherwise deem them to be ineligible....


One Year On – A Review Of The NHS Resolution’s Early Notification Scheme

In September, The Law Society Gazette published an article on the outcome of the progress report from the NHS Resolution which states that they have begun to make more early...


January Divorces – Act Today For A Better Tomorrow

We’ve reached that time of the year again of “out with the old and in with the new”.  Well intended resolutions have been made in relation to exercise, diet, alcohol...


Ethical Veganism Ruled To Be A Philosophical Belief

An Employment Tribunal Judge has ruled for the first time ever that ethical veganism amounts to a ‘philosophical belief’ and is therefore protected by law. The case was brought by...


Atone For The Drone – Regulations Around Drones & Their Safe Use

Many people are wary and suspicious of drones. Businesses can become concerned about their privacy and security and there are general concerns about trespass, and safety. There are also public...