Other Private Client News

Ombudsman Acts Against Slipshod CouncilDecember 27, 2018

When people need to go into care, the local councils that end up supporting the care costs are well known for their doggedness in attempting...

Care Not a Deprivation of LibertyNovember 12, 2018

Care orders for children that result in them being taken away from their parents are not made lightly. When a 14-year-old girl was assessed as...

Court Agrees to Correct Trust ErrorOctober 25, 2018

We all make mistakes…and when a contract is set up the terms of which clearly do not reflect what was intended, the court can be...

Good News for Airline Passengers as ‘In Writing’ Clause OvercomeSeptember 13, 2018

Almost everyone who has flown much has a story (or more than one) about lost or damaged luggage, and holiday insurance claims regarding these are...

Landowners’ Duties and Highway Visibility – Court of Appeal Test CaseAugust 23, 2018

If landowners allow vegetation to grow so that it affects visibility on adjacent highways, should they be held liable if accidents occur? In a decision...

Siblings Pay High Price for Dishonest Assistance to Bankrupt BrotherJuly 3, 2018

If family members or friends are facing bankruptcy, it may be tempting to assist them in keeping their assets away from the clutches of creditors....

Harassment Order Given Against Unknown AbuserJune 6, 2018

Harassment is very unpleasant and, when a person is subject to a campaign of abuse, it can prove extremely upsetting. Furthermore, it is often quite...

Failure to Take Advice Stops Legal Action ColdMay 7, 2018

Litigating without using a qualified solicitor to assist you is strictly for the foolhardy. The point could hardly have been more clearly made than by...

Government to Review Law to Wipe Out TrollingApril 19, 2018

The finding that more than a third of users of the Internet in the UK have been 'trolled' or been the subject of harassment or...

Court Approval Not Needed to Withdraw TreatmentMarch 1, 2018

Situations where patients in an unconscious or minimally conscious state are being kept alive only because of intervention by medical technology are relatively commonplace. A...

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