Estate Planning

Estate Planning Myth #1

There are many myths and misconceptions in relation to Estate Planning. Have you stopped to think about whether there is any truth to any of them? Estate Planning Myth #1 –  My partner, spouse or next of kin will be able to manage my finances and take decisions about my health if I become mentally […]

Working at height

Working at Height Regulations – What you need to know

Working at height is dangerous work. It can lead to fatalities and major injuries. Common causes of these injuries are falls from ladders and falls through fragile roofs. The Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) are designed to prevent death and injuries. The Regulations place legal responsibilities on all employers of those working at a height. […]

What can you do to prevent serious injury whilst driving?

In 2016, there were 181,384 people injured in road traffic accidents in Britain. – 24,101 of whom were seriously injured and sadly 1,792 were killed. The Department for Transport has reported that in 2016 one of the key causes of serious injuries from reported road accidents was driver / rider error. What measures can be […]

Road Safety – Drivers, Cyclists, Pedestrians - For All

Road Safety – Drivers, Cyclists, Pedestrians – For All!

In 2016, there were 18,477 cyclists involved in reported road traffic accidents. 3,499 of this total were seriously injured or killed. These figures are only a fraction of the accidents involving cyclists because numerous cycling accidents are not reported to the police. Pedestrians are also at risk of being injured by cyclists just as much […]

Positive developments to the Blue Badge scheme

The Blue Badge scheme currently operating in England is set to undergo a significant change next year, to extend eligibility to those with ‘hidden disabilities’. As it currently stands, the scheme operating in England allows people with physical disabilities to park (outside of Central London) free of charge in public pay and display car parks […]

Asset Protection Trusts - Beware

Asset Protection Trusts – Beware!

It is unfortunate that many elderly people have to sell their homes in order to pay for care fees, when understandably; they may wish to leave their homes to their children. Indeed many children expect to inherit their parents’ homes. Currently, if the value of a person’s estate is worth more than £23,000, they will […]

Hair colouring

The other side of hair and beauty…

For many people, a visit to the hairdressers or beauty salon is something they look forward to… an hour (or 5) of pampering, with a fresh new look at the end. The last thing you expect is to walk out of the salon with an injury. Incidents do sometimes occur and whilst in most cases […]

Is it time to end the blame game?

If you have ever spoken to friend or family member that is either going through a divorce or you are divorced yourself, you are probably aware that there are 5 grounds on which a divorce can be granted: simply living separately for a minimum of 2 years is the first one. Then the other 4 […]

Summer Holidays and LPAs

Summer Holidays and LPAs…

Summer holidays are the conversation topic of choice for lots of people at the moment, particularly as the start of school holidays sees an increase in the number of people jetting off to destinations worldwide. For many people, upcoming holidays means ticking jobs off the ‘to do’ list; ensuring all travel documents are in place, […]

Deliberate Poisoning

Deliberate Poisoning

The effects of poisoning have hit headlines in recent months as incidents involving nerve agents have been reported in Amesbury and Salisbury, poisoning five people, including one fatality. Whilst these two incidents have received significant news coverage, with latest reports outlining safety measures being introduced around the fatal victim, Dawn Sturgess’ funeral, there are in […]