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  • The impact of COVID-19 on Landlord and Tenant legislation  The impact of COVID-19 on Landlord and Tenant legislation
    06 Apr, 2020 Posted By: Abigail Whelan
    You will probably be aware from the various government announcements over the past few days and weeks, that one of the steps they have taken has been to bring in emergency legislation to stop landlords from evicting tenants during this present crisis. Where a tenancy is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the fixed term has expired, a landlord can... read more.
  • Asbestos – A dirty word?Asbestos – A dirty word?
    18 Dec, 2017 Posted By: John Kilmister
    Many people are familiar with the word asbestos, and know that it can be very dangerous and can cause health problems,  but there can be a lot of misunderstanding about the specific medical conditions that exposure to asbestos can cause. In particular many people only associate exposure to asbestos with the condition Asbestosis, and don’t... read more.
  • Be careful of time, when travellingBe careful of time, when travelling
    30 Nov, 2017 Posted By: John Kilmister
    Alas, I am not talking about Dr Who travelling through time and space but the more worldly need to be careful of Court time limits if you have been injured in an accident on a ship or aeroplane. If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault and are looking to make a claim for compensation then... read more.
  • 19 Jul, 2017 Posted By: John Kilmister
    Most people are familiar with the Channel 5 series Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! but what is it all about? The answer is that the show features the work of High Court Enforcement officers. They are from a private company (Direct Collections Bailiffs Limited or DCBL) who are licenced to operate in a role that used to be known as... read more.
  • Government Proposals will make it Harder to get Compensation for InjuriesGovernment Proposals will make it Harder to get Compensation for Injuries
    22 Nov, 2016 Posted By: B.Whelan
    The government’s proposals to increase  the small claims limit for personal injury from £1,000  to £5,000 have been strongly criticised by claimant’s groups and by the Law Society of England and Wales.     Under the proposals, people who are injured would not be able to claim back any  legal costs... read more.
  • 30 Nov, 2015 Posted By: B.Whelan
    Most of us don’t think much about the rules relating to claims for compensation unless we are injured and it becomes a personal concern. Perhaps this why why there has been little publicity about changes proposed by the government, which will have a big impact on whether, and how easily, victims of negligence are able to claim compensation for... read more.
  • An End to Disinheritance?An End to Disinheritance?
    21 Aug, 2015 Posted By: D.Collins
    Many of you will have seen the news headlines about the will of Mrs Melita Jackson, which was successfully challenged by her daughter, Mrs Ilott, recently.   Mrs Jackson was a widow, her husband having died in an industrial accident before their only child was born. She fell out with her daughter over her daughter’s relationship with,... read more.


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