DIY Wills and Probate: a false economy?

DIY legal documents appear to be increasingly available to purchase by consumers who have no legal knowledge or experience, so much so that you can now purchase these on online sites and shopping channels. However, are they value for money or in fact a false economy? DIY will kits are legal, provided you comply with […]

Empowerment and the Court of Protection

“But you need people around you to challenge you, set your own limits, and work out how you’re going to get there.”   Last weekend I was amazed by the incredible story of James Cracknell representing Cambridge University in the Boat Race. In 2010, the former Olympic Gold Medal winner suffered serious head injuries when […]

Is your Lasting Power of Attorney fit for purpose?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document that allows a person (or ‘donor’) to choose one or more individuals (or ‘attorneys’) to handle their affairs in the event that they can no longer do so themselves, for example if they lose mental capacity. Attorneys are able to make important decisions on […]

Niall Costello – Trainee to Solicitor with PSG

You are currently a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with Price Slater Gawne, what was your pathway to your current role? After the Legal Practice Course, I worked as a Paralegal in Costs and then Personal Injury. I started a Training Contract at a niche Personal Injury firm, working on all flavours of cases including road traffic […]

The end of the blame game

The End of the Blame Game

In August 2018, we discussed the question ‘Is it time to end the blame game’ which had been raised by the government divorce reform proposals. New proposed legislation to permit ‘no fault divorce’ suggest the answer is yes. The laws surrounding Divorce in England and Wales are to be overhauled to allow couples whose marriage has […]

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Modern Slavery – Spot the signs

The National Crime Agency (NCA) for England and Wales has reported that in 2018, it handled nearly 2,000 cases of children being unlawfully forced in to work and in excess of 600 cases of child sexual exploitation. These startling figures are however only part of a much bigger picture, in which nearly 7,000 people were […]

Mairin Costello – Trainee to Solicitor with PSG

You are currently a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with Price Slater Gawne, what was your pathway to your current role? On my LPC (2010 – 2011) the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence elective was the one I enjoyed the most. Following my LPC I went straight into employment with a high street firm in Macclesfield (June […]

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Human Trafficking

Last year, there were 60,000 reports made to the police about children who had been groomed, sexually exploited, exploited for criminal activity and trafficked by adults in England and Wales. These 60,0000 are just the cases that the police and authorities know about. Experience tells them that most abuse doesn’t ever come to their attention. […]

Update will

How easily can I change my will?

Now that wills are word processed, updating your will including details of executors or beneficiaries should be a straight forward task. You can contact the solicitors who prepared your will to do this or you can visit a new solicitors for their advice. It is sensible to review your will, your assets and bequests from […]

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Manchester City take promising step with ‘Victim first’ policy

Manchester City has this week taken a ground breaking stand against historic sexual abuse at the club committed by Barry Bennell and John Broome. They have announced the launch of a compensation scheme, funded by the club for victims of the offences these men committed. Barry Bennell and John Broome were both involved in the […]