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  • contentious-probate
  • dispute-resolution

What Is The ACTAPS Code?

The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”) was founded in September 1997 for lawyers specialising in trust and probate work. You can find a specialist lawyer from their…

June 21, 2024
Opinion
  • property-disputes

How To Avoid And Resolve Construction Disputes

Construction projects can often lead to dispute between the employer, contractor, subcontractor or an architect. Whilst constructions projects in today’s economy are essential for the growth and development, they can…

June 17, 2024
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  • crime
  • general-crime
  • offence

What To Do If Charged With A Child’s School Attendance Offence?

I have been charged with an offence about my child failing to attend school. What do I do now? Types of offences There are a number of different offences under…

June 17, 2024
Opinion
  • property-disputes

Rent Reviews in Commercial Leases

Rent reviews clauses are crucial in a commercial lease which affects landlords and tenants. The process ensures that the rental amount being achieved and paid is fair and reflects markets…

June 17, 2024
Blog
  • family-law
  • mediation-and-arbitration

What Is Arbitration And Can It Be Used To Resolve My Dispute?

There are lot of methods for dealing with family law disputes and it can be hard to know which one is the right fit for your situation. In this article…

June 12, 2024
Opinion
  • property-disputes

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024 – The Future of Leasehold Extensions

In November 2023, The Department for Levelling Up; Housing & Communities first put forward the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill. As of 24 May 2024, this Bill attained Royal Assent…

June 11, 2024
Blog
  • property-disputes

How Do I Know If I Have A Compliant Fire Door?

Leading Framework Legislation relating to fire doors While the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (‘the 2005 legislation’) is still in effect, subsequent legislation relating to fire safety has since…

June 11, 2024
Opinion
  • compensation
  • personal-injury

Proving Expenses In A Personal Injury Claim

When pursuing a personal injury claim under English law, one of the crucial elements is proving the expenses incurred due to the injury. This process involves gathering and presenting evidence…

June 10, 2024
Opinion
  • compensation
  • no-win-no-fee
  • personal-injury

Understanding Compensation in Personal Injury Claims

How much is my personal injury claim worth? This is probably the most common question that I am asked as a claimant personal injury solicitor. As well as wanting treatment…

May 31, 2024
Blog
  • property-disputes

Leasehold Reforms Become Law

On 24 May 2024, the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill became law and is now known as the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024 (“Act”). The Act is aimed at…

May 31, 2024
Opinion
  • property
  • property-disputes
  • residential-property-disputes

Loss Of Amenity From The Presence Of Japanese Knotweed – The Final Final Word In Davies V Bridgend County Borough Council (2024)

Last year we reported on this case about whether a home owner could claim for ‘residual diminution in value’ from the encroachment of Japanese knotweed (JKW) from neighbouring land. We…

May 28, 2024
Blog
  • criminal-defence
  • general-crime

Terrorism And Protest – What Are The Most Common Offences And How Can You Defend Yourself

There has been a recent increase in the number protestors who are being prosecuted for terrorism related offences, including for activity taking place online and during the course of peaceful…

May 23, 2024
Opinion
  • brain-injury
  • personal-injury

Action for Brain injury Week (20th May to 26th May 2024)

At Hodge Jones and Allen we have experienced Solicitors representing clients who have suffered a brain injury following an accident that was not their fault. We represent both adults and…

May 23, 2024
Blog
  • medical-negligence
  • no-win-no-fee

How to Claim for Medical Negligence?

Making a successful medical negligence claim requires a thorough understanding of the legal process. When considering how to make a medical negligence claim, The first step is to consult an…

Opinion
  • falsely-accused-of-crime
  • protest-law

State Failures To Tackle Climate Change In Breach Of Right To Private And Family Life

On 9th April 2024, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in three linked cases brought against member states of the Council of Europe.…

May 22, 2024
Blog
  • family-law
  • mediation-and-arbitration

Courts To Encourage Mediation In Family Cases

Changes were made to the family court rules in April to promote mediation and other forms for dispute resolution outside of court. Vanessa Friend, a partner in our family law…

May 22, 2024
Opinion
  • medical-negligence

When Should I Seek A Second Legal Opinion In A Clinical Negligence Matter?

Delay in diagnosis of meningococcal sepsis resulting in amputations leads to multi million pound award in damages. Bringing a medical negligence claim (also known as clinical negligence) can be a…

May 21, 2024
Opinion
  • residential-dispute-resolution
  • ToLATA claim

Can A Personal Representative Bring A Claim Under The Trust Of Land And Appointment Of Trustees Act 1996?

The Trust of Land Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) determines claims in respect to beneficial ownership of a property and associated issues such who owns what and whether a…

May 20, 2024
Opinion
  • nuisance-and-negligence
  • property-disputes
  • residential-property-disputes

Understanding Statutory Light Nuisance Claims in England

In the realm of property rights and neighbourly disputes, few things can be as disruptive as unwanted light pouring into your home from a neighbouring property. Whether it’s a glaring…

May 16, 2024
Opinion
  • birth-injury
  • medical-negligence

Listen To Mums: Ending The Postcode Lottery On Perinatal Care – A Report By The All-Party Parliamentary Group On Birth Trauma

The report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Birth Trauma was published yesterday, following a call for evidence from persons affected by a difficult birth experience and from experts…

May 14, 2024
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