It is still possible to make and sign your Will during these days of social distance restrictions.
For some clients, it is an urgent matter and I have been able to help doctors on the frontline to make Wills, appointing trustees and guardians to protect their children.
For some clien...Read More
These are difficult and unchartered times and I wish you all well.
I have been asked to prepare Wills as a matter of urgency by people who have been meaning to get round to it and putting it off, and also by our wonderful NHS workers. I have the honour and blessing to be able to help doctors to a...Read More
Last week I went to London to spend time with my son and his family, two gorgeous little girls, the elder has just started calling me Nana and giving me big hugs and kisses! Delightful and such a blessing to me. I had intended staying for the week, but I came home early once “They” started talking about a...Read More
There is a scene in the film Notting Hill when Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts seek access to a hidden communal garden secreted away in the middle of London mansions.
I thought it was all so romantic, so I was intrigued to be instructed in relation to another hidden s...Read More
If a person dies after 6th
February without leaving a valid Will and leaves a lawful spouse or civil partner and children, the spouse or civil partner inherits £270,000 of the estate and the balance above this figure is divided in half and the spouse or civil partner receives half of the balance a...Read More
I have a black and white cat called Sam and he means the world to me, I’m not on my own and many of us love our pets, they provide comfort and love, but what happens to them after we have died?
The law treats pets as “chattels” instead of the living, breathing companions who live with us an...Read More
The results of the biggest ever survey of legal needs (28,633 participants, data collected by YouGov in February and March 2019) has shown that 90% of people who had used a solicitor were satisfied with the service they received.
This is excellent news...Read More
Following a recent asbestos case in High Court*, Claimants are now able to claim for the costs of caring for a loved one in a hospice from the former employers who are responsible for the asbestos injury.
This case was brought by the daughters of James Wilson, who died at the age of 75 from mesothelioma (a...Read More
Asbestos was found on the side of a country lane near Cotehill, Carlise. Health and Safety Experts were called to the quarry entrance on Armathaite Road to deal with the corrugated asbestos roof sheets. They stated it was clear that whoever left the extremely dangerous waste knew it contained asbestos as it w...Read More
Monday 13th, February 2012. The Eternit trial and verdict: the essence.
A VERDICT OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE
Stephan Schmidheiny (65) used to be the owner of the Swiss-Belgian industrial group Eternit (ETEX), which was in turn a major shareholder of the Italian subsidiary of Eternit between 1976...Read More