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Lawyers can learn lots from McDonalds…!

2018-11-29T10:59:58+00:00

With big ABS players circling the legal market, have 'traditional' law firms really grasped the importance of setting and delivering consistent service standards for their clients?

Lawyers can learn lots from McDonalds…! 2018-11-29T10:59:58+00:00

What’s the difference between EPAs and LPAs?

2018-10-25T11:37:56+00:00

Wills and probate solicitor Louise Harris explains the differences between an enduring power of attorney (EPA), and the new lasting power of attorney (LPA). What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney allows someone appointed by you to look after things on your behalf should you become unwilling [...]

What’s the difference between EPAs and LPAs? 2018-10-25T11:37:56+00:00

What happens to the kids?

2018-10-25T11:37:52+00:00

We’re often asked what are ‘normal’ arrangements for children when a couple separate.  In short there isn’t a simple answer that applies to all.  Every family is different, and any arrangements for children will be specific to that family. It doesn’t have to end up in court though!  Here Nicola [...]

What happens to the kids? 2018-10-25T11:37:52+00:00

Why have a survey done?

2018-10-25T11:37:48+00:00

The house we live in is the most significant financial investment most of us will make.  Despite this, many choose to buy ‘blindly’ by not having a survey done before they commit to the purchase of their home. Here, specialist property solicitor Sonia Balrai explains the importance of a building survey. [...]

Why have a survey done? 2018-10-25T11:37:48+00:00

What happens if you die without a will?

2018-10-25T11:37:45+00:00

Die without a will and you leave everything to chance.  The law decides who gets what, not you.  Despite this, it’s thought that well over half of UK adults don’t have a valid up to date will. Here, Louise Harris explains what happens if you die without having made a [...]

What happens if you die without a will? 2018-10-25T11:37:45+00:00

Energy performance certificates explained

2018-10-25T11:37:41+00:00

Energy performance certificates represent the remnants of the much publicised (and arguably disastrous) home information packs (HIPs).  Here, solicitor Liz Curran explains what they are, and what they do! What they do In short, an energy performance certificate (EPC) grades how energy efficient a property is, or isn’t! It also [...]

Energy performance certificates explained 2018-10-25T11:37:41+00:00

Do solicitors understand marketing?

2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

When I first qualified, I couldn’t quite work out why I was perplexed, but I nonetheless was, with the end of month table banging. “How much have you billed this month” must ring up and down the corridors of many firms?

Do solicitors understand marketing? 2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

Letter of wishes – what are they?

2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

Traditionally, wills have covered everything relating to our death from who gets what, to music to be played at our funeral.  There is however a school of thought that wills should only ever deal with things that are matters of law, and that any wishes or guidance that we want [...]

Letter of wishes – what are they? 2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

Retirement – tread carefully

2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

Melanie Wrightson (solicitor) takes a look at recent changes in the law which leave employers needing to deal with the retirement of staff more carefully. […]

Retirement – tread carefully 2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

Divorce – a simple guide

2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00

Divorce can be a terribly difficult time for a couple/their children.  Here, family solicitor Nicola Gibbs gives a simple overview of the legal process of a divorce. […]

Divorce – a simple guide 2017-09-11T09:31:42+00:00