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XL Bully Ban: What’s Next for Owners?

The UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, announced on the 15th of September that the dog breed known as American bully XL will be banned by the end of this year,…

October 9, 2023
  • personal-injury

Why Do I Need A Medical Report When Bringing My PI Claim? Can’t My Doctor Just Write A Report?

When bringing a personal injury claim it is necessary to prove that your injuries ( what we refer to as “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”) and your symptoms are…

October 5, 2023

The Changing Landscape of Clinical Negligence Litigation in England: Fixed Recoverable Costs and No-Fault Compensation

Introduction If you or a loved one have suffered from clinical negligence in England, you may be facing a rapidly evolving legal landscape. In recent years, there has been a…

October 3, 2023
  • ToLATA claim

A Guide To A Trust Of Land Claim – Beneficial Interest In A Property

A trust of land claim, is also known as a ToLATA claim (under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996). The typical application is for the declaration…

September 26, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

ONE PUNCH AWARENESS WEEK: 18th to 22nd September 2023

The disastrous outcome of throwing just one punch is being highlighted once again this week. One Punch Awareness Week is held annually and is organised by the charity One Punch…

September 20, 2023
  • mesothelioma

#CAPEMUSTPAY CAMPAIGN HOTS UP – Asbestos victims call on French & New Zealand rugby teams to end ‘sportswashing’ sponsorship deals with Altrad

UK and French anti-asbestos campaigners and asbestos victims are protesting outside the France vs New Zealand rugby match at the Stade de France on Friday 8th September 2023. A Press…

September 7, 2023
  • wills-disputes

Witnessing Of A Will – Even Through A Car Window (Baker And Spiers v Hewston (2023)

A Will is a very important legal document and must be prepared, executed and witnessed in a certain way to be valid. It is very easy to fall foul of…

September 5, 2023
  • general-crime

Providing a ‘No Comment’ Interview at the Police Station

A police interview can be a stressful experience for anyone. The idea of being a suspect in a criminal investigation and facing potential serious charges is a daunting prospect whether…

August 22, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

Gathering Evidence In A Personal Injury Claim

In a personal injury case, the burden of proof is on the Claimant to prove their claim. It is therefore really important that if you have been involved in an…

August 15, 2023
  • housing-and-property

Tenancy Deposit Disputes – Your Rights As A Tenant!

At Hodge Jones & Allen, we are approached by tenants complaining of landlords failing to return Tenant deposits in full despite their legal requirement to do so or without justified…

  • contentious-probate

Due Execution Of A Will – A Reminder In The Case Of Smith v Ganning (2022)

There are many different reasons for contesting a will, these include: Incorrectly drafted wills Wills not being signed and witnessed in accordance with the law Coercion (undue influence) of the…

August 11, 2023
  • road-traffic-accident

National Road Victim Month: 1st – 31st August 2023

National Road Victim Month is held annually in August and organised by the charity RoadPeace to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads. RoadPeace designated August…

August 7, 2023
  • compensation

The Faults Of The Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme As Revealed By The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (‘IICSA’) revealed several faults within the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (‘CICS’), and on 18 July the UK government published a consultation, seeking to…

August 3, 2023
  • road-traffic-accident

Supporting National Road Victim Month 2023

National Road Victim Month is held annually in August to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads. As well as honouring these people, it is also…

August 1, 2023
  • wills-disputes

Inheritance Act Claims For Children

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 allows certain classes of people to make a claim against the estate of a loved one where no/inadequate provision has been…

July 28, 2023
  • disrepair

Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Damp, Mould Growth and Rot

We were instructed to deal with a case that involved significant damp and mould, which had caused the door frames, flooring and skirting boards to rot. The landlord had advised…

July 19, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

Common Accidents During Summertime & The Duties Of Care That You’re Owed

Summer is always an exciting time for everyone. The sun comes out and everybody gets ready to do fun activities outside that they weren’t able to do in the winter…

July 18, 2023
  • falsely-accused-of-crime

What To Do When Stop And Searched By Police

Between December 2022 and April 2023, in the Metropolitan Police Area, 62,196 stop and searches took place. 72.05% resulted in no further action and just 14.31% ended in arrest. In…

July 14, 2023
  • driving-offences

Fatal Road Accidents: When Will There Be A Criminal Prosecution And What Will Be The Outcome

The majority of people drive. Those who do often think they drive safely. While many do drive safely, obviously some do not. If there is a road accident that results…

July 7, 2023
  • eviction

Unlawful Evictions – Remedies For Tenants

At Hodge Jones and Allen we are seeing more and more enquiries from people who have been unlawfully evicted from their private tenancies. In our blog posted on 8 December…

July 7, 2023