Below are summaries of media appearances and press articles relating to Stephensons Solicitors LLP over the past few months, click the details link to read the article in full where available:
Details: The Financial Times – September 2023
Headline: UK regulator curbs misleading promotions of lifetime mortgages
Summary: Natalie Bradley, partner in the residential property team at Stephensons comments on the issues with later life mortgage products and why they must be explored with caution.
Details: Greatest Hits Radio – August 2023
Headline: Concerns for Lancashire's children over delay in court care cases
Summary: Victoria Gethin, partner and head of family law at Stephensons comments on the impact court delays are having on children’s welfare
Details: The Sun – June 2023
Headline: Our neighbour put up cameras looking over my privacy fence into my garden where my kids run around… but I got my revenge
Summary: Neighbour disputes specialist, Joanne Ellis, provides some legal advice on your rights when a neighbour installs CCTV overlooking your property
Details: The Daily Telegraph – April 2023
Headline: How to avoid getting cheated out of your fair share in a divorce
Summary: Emma Roberts, head of divorce and finances at Stephensons offers her advice on how to ensure you get a fair deal when going through a divorce.
Details: The Guardian – March 2023
Headline: Nursery manager and owner tell of devastation after Ofsted downgrading
Summary: Specialist regulatory solicitor, Chloe Parish, discusses her recent case in which she represented a nursery and the impact its Ofsted downgrading had on staff.
Details: The Sun – March 2023
Headline: When do we find out about secondary school places 2023 and what happens if your child doesn’t get an offer?
Summary: Stephensons’ partner, Mike Pemberton, offers his advice to parents on national offer day.
Details: Startups.co.uk – February 2023
Headline: The Devil Wears Pyjamas: How to restyle the office dress code for Generation Z
Summary: Partner and head of employment law, Philip Richardson looks at the issue of work place dress codes and how organisations ‘police’ them.
Details: The Sun – December 2022
Headline: Keeping it wheel: What are your rights if your car is damaged by a pothole?
Summary: Liam Waine, partner and specialist in dispute resolution explains your legal rights if your car is damaged by a pothole
Details: BBC News – November 2022
Headline: Twitter lays off thousands of workers
Summary: Philip Richardson, partner and head of employment law provides his reaction to news of mass redundancies at the tech giant, Twitter.
Details: The Sun – November 2022
Headline: Shock way UK Twitter workers were told of mass layoffs
Summary: Head of employment law, Philip Richardson comments on the mass redundancies of Twitter staff here in the UK.
Details: The Sun – August 2022
Headline: I’m a legal expert – why you should NEVER pick up money you find on the floor
Summary: Martin Pizzey, a solicitor in Stephensons’ crime department, explains why picking up and keeping money you find on the ground could land you in hot water.
Details: The Daily Express – July 2022
Headline: 20mph speed limit roads could be rolled out across the whole of the UK
Summary: Stephensons’ partner and motoring law specialist, Paul Loughlin comments on proposals to reduce the speed limit in urban areas.
Details: The Daily Mail – July 2022
Headline: How to see off naughty neighbours: Trying to sell your home but next door is causing trouble? Here's what you need to know
Summary: Partner, Joanne Ellis provides her thoughts how to resolve issues with nightmare neighbours when trying to sell your home
Details: The Sun – July 2022
Headline: Neighbour wars: I’m a legal expert – the five times you can object to your neighbour’s building work and even get it stopped
Summary: Partner and dispute resolution expert, Joanne Ellis offers five tips to help resolve issues with a neighbours’ building work
Details: Property Week – June 2022
Headline: Q&A: Five minutes with David Baybut, partner and head of real estate at Stephensons
Summary: Partner and head of real estate, David Baybut shares his experience of the property industry with Property Week
Details: BBC Radio Stoke – June 2022
Headline: Careless and dangerous driving legislation set to change
Summary: Regulatory solicitor, Martin Haisley, discusses the changes to the sentencing guidelines around careless driving
Details: The Independent – March 2022
Headline: P&O Ferries ‘May have failed to comply with their legal obligations’ in sudden sacking of 800 staff
Summary: Solicitor, Adam Pennington outlines why the manner in which P&O ferries sacked 800 staff may have broken employment laws
Details: LBC - March 2022
Headline: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK workers
Summary: Employment solicitor, Adam Pennington sets out the legal rights of 800 workers who were made redundant with no notice
Details: The Sun – March 2022
Headline: My neighbour cut down my trees so they could build a pool – what can I do?
Summary: Solicitor, David Jones explains the legal rights of neighbours who cut down trees, overhanging or otherwise, on their property.
Details: The Sun – February 2022
Headline: My neighbour won’t pay his half for a new garden fence – what are my rights?
Summary: Stephensons’ partner, Joanne Ellis outlines what your legal rights are when in dispute with a neighbour over a garden fence
Details: LBC – January 2022
Headline: IKEA to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff
Summary: Partner and head of employment law, Philip Richardson comments on the increasing number of firms now cutting sick pay entitlement for unvaccinated staff
Details: LBC – January 2022
Headline: Frank Lampard cleared of motoring offences
Summary: Solicitor and motoring specialist, Paul Loughlin speaks to LBC’s Nick Ferrari about Frank Lampard’s prosecution being dropped
Details: Daily Express – January 2022
Headline: Frank Lampard cleared of using phone when driving just weeks before Highway Code changes
Summary: Motoring specialist, Paul Loughlin comments on the reasons why Frank Lampard was cleared of a reckless driving charge
Details: Daily Mail – December 2021
Headline: Fury over confusing new Highway Code rules
Summary: Solicitor, Motoring law specialist, Paul Loughlin comments on the new changes to The Highway Code and how these will be enforced.
Details: Newsweek – November 2021
Headline: AstroWorld Lawsuits Could Result in Billions of Dollars of Settlements
Summary: Personal Injury solicitor, Danielle Callaway, looks at the likelihood of more claims arising from music festivals and concerts in the wake of the AstroWorld tragedy.
Details: The Times – October 2021
Headline: Smart doorbell is ruled breach of privacy rules
Summary: Dispute resolution specialist, Joanne Ellis, comments on the legal implications of a Court ruling surrounding doorbell cameras and their impact on the privacy of other residents.
Details: The Daily Mail – October 2021
Headline: Campaigners hit out at controversial 'Deprivation of Liberty' orders that treat care home residents 'like criminals'
Summary: Amy Dutton, a solicitor in the Court of Protection department, comments on the application of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and why they are sometimes viewed as controversial
Details: The Times – September 2021
Headline: Why reform to flexible working may not suit all
Summary: Partner and head of employment law, Philip Richardson comments on why changes to flexible working arrangements might prove challenging for some.
Details: The Daily Mail – August 2021
Headline: Meet the women fired for having IVF
Summary: Solicitor, Gemma Wilson explains the employment rights of people going through IVF treatment.
Details: The i – August 2021
Headline: Investors react badly as online estate agent Purplebricks announces a change to its operational model
Summary: Adam Pennington, a solicitor in the employment team at Stephensons comments on the changes in employment status for thousands of PurpleBricks staff.
Details: The Daily Express – August 2021
Headline: Drivers of large vehicles could face higher penalties under new Highway Code changes
Summary: Solicitor, Paul Loughlin explores the latest changes to the Highway Code and the potential impact on drivers.
Details: Daily Mail – July 2021
Headline: Shops that keep mandatory masks rules CAN legally turn away customers who refuse, say lawyers as bosses are left in fear of compensation claims from staff who get Covid at work
Summary: Discrimination lawyer, Maria Chadwick comments on the challenges facing businesses and service providers as the government changes the rules on face masks.
Details: Daily Telegraph – June 2021
Headline: Row over overhanging tree becomes a saw point among neighbours
Summary: What are our legal rights when it comes to overhanging trees? Land and neighbour dispute specialist, Joanne Ellis explores the topic in the Daily Telegraph..
Details: Daily Telegraph – June 2021
Headline: Thousands of tenant evictions will fail due to landlords' paperwork errors
Summary: Solicitor, Andrew Whitehead explains why it’s important for landlords to issue the correct paperwork at the start of a tenancy..
Details: MSN.com – April 2021
Headline: National Primary School Offer Day 2021 – The nine things parents should do
Summary: Stephensons’ partner, Mike Pemberton, offers his top tips for parents this national offer day.
Details: The Sun – March 2021
Headline: When do we find out about secondary school places in 2021?
Summary: Natalie Tolley in the civil liberties department at Stephensons looks at the rights of parents considering appealing their child’s secondary school place.
Details: CityAM - February 2021
Headline: British firms draw up ‘no jab no job’ contracts ahead of lockdown easing
Summary: Head of employment law, Philip Richardson comments on the rise of ‘no jab no job’ contracts in the UK
Details: The Times - January 2021
Headline: Vaccine passports will leave bosses on shaky legal ground
Summary: Head of employment law, Philip Richardson, discusses the legal implications of forcing staff to have Covid-19 vaccinations.
Details: The Sunday Times – January 2021
Headline: I fought Apple in court after it billed me for a ‘free’ app
Summary: Stephensons’ Partner, Liam Waine comments on the importance of checking the terms and conditions when purchasing or downloading apps.