Media reports* have revealed that Local Authorities missed 18 chances to save the life of Blake Fowler from Southampton, who died from severe head injuries after years of being sexually, physically and emotionally abused.
Buying and selling homes is well-regulated in this country and you should be well-protected if you use a competent Solicitor.
This is something to consider urgently if you are a landlord, you are considering buying to let, or even of buying with friends.
It is sadly a common myth that when someone dies without making a Will, it does not matter as the next of kin will get it anyway.
In 2013 the civil courts underwent a substantial change, known as the Jackson Reforms.
Whether or not a tenant has breached their repair covenant is one of the more common bones of contention between landlords and tenants.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) encompasses a range of methods for settling disputes without the need for the parties to go to court. These include negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
A reoccurring theme, when advising directors and shareholders of small and medium sized enterprises, is whether a particular decision rests with the board of directors or with the shareholders.
When you sell your business, it is understandable that your primary focus will be on the price that you are going to receive. Your lawyer will be focused to ensure that you actually do receive this money on completion. In addition, your lawyer should negotiate a position so that you are protected from having to repay this money to the buyer in warranty claims.
As a lawyer specialising in Company Law I am quite often pulled to one side by an anxious looking director or shareholder who asks me whether he or she will be personally liable in the event that it all goes wrong.