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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 0175 321 6399..

Solicitors' responsibilities - planning application reports

Liam Waine
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In a recent Court of Appeal case it was decided it was reasonable to expect that a conveyancing solicitor should explain the detail of a Plansearch report which provided details of a school development in close proximity of the property being...

Charities win in the Supreme Court after 10 year Will dispute

Heather Roberts
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The Supreme Court yesterday handed down judgment in the case of Ilott v Mitson 2017 [USC] 17, which, appears to now be the end of the line for this long running inheritance dispute case that began with a County Court decision in 2007. The controversial...

Is your cavity wall insulation causing problems in your home?

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A few years ago the government, our energy suppliers and various installation companies were all encouraging us to have cavity wall insulation installed in our homes. With the promise of a warmer home and reduced energy bills many people jumped at the...

Determining the exact line of your property's boundary

Liam Waine
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In the aftermath of storm Doris I have seen many fences blown down and hedges up-rooted. I imagine many property owners will be negotiating the replacement of these boundary features with their neighbours. But what happens if one land owner doesn’t...

Law firms not being vigilant to cyber crime could be negligent

Heather Roberts
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Some very high profile claims against firms have recently highlighted not only the dangers of cyber crime in the legal industry today, but has also opened the door for clients effected by such crime, to have recourse against their solicitors. ...

Airlines still hiding behind 'extraordinary circumstances'

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When it comes to going on holiday, or even catching a flight for business purposes, being delayed probably isn’t the first thing you think about. However delays occur for millions of travellers each year. Under EU Regulation 261/2004 passengers are...

Key to the door: How to avoid invalidating your home insurance

Andrew Leakey
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It’s a risky business, insurance. For example, did you know that if you give your house keys out to someone else, it could invalidate your insurance policy? The Association of British Insurers (ABI) are on record as saying that if items are stolen...

Paul Daniels' son in dispute over his late father's estate

Heather Roberts
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Paul Daniels Jr, son of the late magician Paul Daniels has claimed that he has not received any inheritance from his late father’s estate.  Paul, who is apparently unemployed, has reported that the entire estate, worth a gross £1.5m,...

Making the wrong decisions

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A survey undertaken by YouGov suggests that 28% of people prioritise consumer credit debts such as credit card bills, personal loans or overdraft repayments ahead of essential household bills like rent, mortgage or utility bills.  This means that...

Emissions scandal - Mitsubishi data misrepresented

Liam Waine
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You may recall the news from last year about millions of Volkswagen vehicles having software in the engines which essentially cheated the emissions tests. The cars were actually polluting the air significantly more than recorded and breaching the legal...

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