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Legal 500 'a Tier One Triumph' for Stephensons

The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 has awarded Stephensons top tier status for a third straight year, recognising the firm’s outstanding crime and fraud practices. The Legal 500 is the definitive guide to the legal profession and each year its...

Flooding case a 'stark warning' to sellers, according to legal experts

A couple whose new home was repeatedly hit by flooding are to sue the previous owners, claiming that the problem was deliberately hidden from them before they bought the property. Paul and Hazel Edwards, who bought the £750,000 Newcastle property...

National road safety award for Stephensons

Stephensons, the national law firm, has been recognised for its contribution to road safety, picking up the Road Safety in the Community award at the 2017 Brake Fleet Safety Awards. The accolade recognises outstanding achievements in the promotion of...

Number of civil partnerships up for first time since 2013

According to data published by the Office of National Statistics, the number of people entering into civil partnerships has risen for the first time since the introduction of same-sex marriage was announced in 2013. Following new...

Stephensons awarded top digital prize for second year running

The national law firm, Stephensons, has been awarded ‘Best Website and Social Media (North)’ for the second consecutive year at the LFS Conveyancing Awards. Judges praised Stephensons’ ‘360 degree’ approach to new business...

What should I do if my student flat has 'Grenfell-style cladding'?

This September, thousands of students will return to campuses across the UK with a good many of them – particularly those entering their first year of study – taking residence in student accommodation. With the unprecedented demand for...

Cyclist sentenced to 18 months over death of pedestrian in 'fixie bike' case

A cyclist has been found guilty of bodily harm by ‘wanton and furious driving’ and sentenced to 18 months in a young offender’s institution after knocking over and killing a 44-year old woman in East London. Charlie Alliston, then 18,...

Summer photo competition: We have a winner!

With balmy August already giving way to Autumn damp and drizzle, the summer holidays might seem like a distant memory. However, September could be about to get a little bit sunnier for the winner of our summer photograph competition. Throughout July...

Newly qualified solicitors to join legal teams after completing training contracts

Five newly qualified solicitors have joined their respective departments across multiple legal disciplines after completing their training contracts with the national law firm, Stephensons. Andrew Whitehead ( commercial litigation ), Alex Gill (...

What is alternative dispute resolution?

Alternative dispute resolution encompasses a wide range of methods of dealing with disputes without going to court. Essentially, it is a way for businesses to settle disputes without having to step foot in a court room. The most commonly-used method of...
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