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Our consumer law and dispute resolution specialists regularly write about related legal topics and news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229..

Why Christmas isn't always the season of goodwill among neighbours

Joanne Ellis
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The Christmas and New Year period is meant to be the season of peace and goodwill, but for many warring neighbours, it can be anything but. Data from 2022 suggests that 60% of people have experienced a dispute with a neighbour or felt negatively towards...

Can my neighbour record me on their CCTV?

Joanne Ellis
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If a neighbours CCTV records onto your property the position is regulated under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and The DPA (Data Protection Act). There may also be a harassment or nuisance claim depending on the extent of the filming and the...

Can artificial intelligence replace my solicitor?

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With the BBC reporting of the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and the risks of AI replacing up to 300 million jobs, could AI chatbots soon replace your solicitor? There’s no doubting that there has been an almost unnervingly rapid...

How will the metaverse impact legal services in the future?

Solomon Ako
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The metaverse is a virtual world where users can interact with a computer-generated environment and each other in real-time. As there is currently no universally accepted definition of the metaverse, it is commonly understood to compass the use of Virtual...

What happens to land held on trust when the trustee has been dissolved?

Matthew Smith
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A trust of land is when the legal title of a piece of land is held by one party, the trustee, on behalf of another party, who has the ultimate beneficial interest, known as the beneficiary. Depending on the circumstances under which the trust arose, the...

Restrictive covenants on neighbouring land

Claire Richardson
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A restrictive covenant is a contractual obligation contained within the deeds of a property. They can have the effect of restricting a landowners use of their land and are particularly troublesome for property developers. But for a property owner facing a...

Are you being served?

Liam Waine
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A common story in the world of litigation is one which focusses on whether a claim form has been validly served on the defendant. The issuing and service of a claim form is arguably the most important procedural step a claimant will take. Time and...

Failure to disclose Japanese knotweed costs home seller more than £200,000

Joanne Ellis
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The much debated topic of Japanese knotweed has been in the news again after a vendor did not disclose that the property he was selling had the plant growing on it.  Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant that can cause problems to...

Supreme Court rules in favour of claimants who branded the Tate Modern's viewing platform a 'nuisance'

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Today marks the eagerly awaited decision of the Supreme Court in Fearn and others v The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery concerning the law of private nuisance. Background The case relates to a new extension to the Tate Modern art gallery...

Can I sell my house if there is a boundary dispute?

Claire Richardson
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The short answer is yes, you are able to sell your home whilst there is an ongoing boundary dispute . There is however a legal requirement to disclose that boundary dispute when selling your house. Your conveyancing solicitor will require you to...

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