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Telephone masts - not in my back yard thanks

Christopher  Lee
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As the saying goes, an Englishman’s home is his castle and there is nothing quite like a disagreement regarding someone’s castle to make litigation personal. Having a dispute with a neighbour regarding a boundary is one thing but what about when...

Are you leaving on good terms?

Emma O'Brien
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It is always favourable to leave a job on good terms. It is a small world after all. But what does it mean to be a “bad leaver”? In corporate agreements, bad leaver clauses can be used, for example, when defining how an employee who is also a...

Lasting power of attorney for health and welfare

Wesley Parker
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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to give a person you trust the legal power to make decisions on your behalf in case you later become unable to make decisions for yourself. The person who makes the LPA is known as the ‘donor’ and the...

The (start of the) Family Court's Digital Revolution

Louise Rhys-Thomas
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As a society we are increasingly moving towards ‘online’ being the default way in which we manage many aspects of our lives. Being able to manage our bank accounts and paying bills online saves many an hour stood in line at the bank or Post...

Digital Wills: Upsetting the "Apple" cart

Caroline Farmer
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Laptops, phones and tablets are all too common in the household and there is often much more value to these devices than just the price. These devices store videos, photos and music which are known as “digital assets”. If all of the available...

Rights of way and perpetual motion

Andrew Turner
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If you are granted a vehicular right of way over neighbouring land, and the right is described as a right to “pass and repass”, are you allowed to park on that neighbouring land so that you can load or unload? What about stopping so that a...

The Risk of Radon

Leah Vincent
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When purchasing a property, an enquiry a Solicitor will make is whether the property is in a Radon Affected Area. There are Radon hotspots all over the UK with more than 1% of properties in any given area affected by Radon. Radon is a naturally occurring...

Summertime - How to Make the Livin' Easy

Rosalin Gautam
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The summer holidays are usually a time when the routine of term time is set aside and replaced with later nights, multiple daytime activities and trips away. For divorced or separated parents, the summer holidays may mean that any term time contact...

Business names for limited companies

Emma O'Brien
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Have you ever had a case of deja vu when looking at the name of a shop? Ever thought you’d seen that name somewhere else before? It can be tricky deciding on an original business name which reflects your area of specialism, appeals to consumers and...

The "Granny Annexe" - matters to consider

Caroline Farmer
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The costs of paying for residential care in later life, and the impact on their estate, are quite understandably of concern to many of our clients.  Many people decide to sell their home and move in with relatives, hoping that their family will be able...

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