Significant life changes

When do I need to update my Will?

Making a Will is vital. – If you have a Will in place you can be sure that your wishes will be carried out and your loved ones will be secure. It is therefore crucial  to ensure your Will is updated following significant life changes so that it continues to  reflect your circumstances and wishes. […]

Proposed reforms to bereavement award

Proposed reforms to bereavement award

Accidents and mistakes can happen, particularly in light of staff shortages and demands placed on the NHS in the UK. However, when incidents do occur due to medical negligence, the outcomes can be significant. Incorrect or delayed diagnosis, inappropriate treatment and other such incidents can all too often result in a life changing injury, impairment […]

Bowdon Cricket Club T20 Bash

Bowdon Cricket Club Celebrity T20 Bash

Price Slater Gawne are proud to be sponsoring Bowdon Cricket Club’s upcoming T20 Bash on 28th June 2019. The event which will see Bowdon Cricket Club players competing against former England legends including Mark Ramprakash MBE, Jonathon Trott, Matthew Hoggard and Glen Chapple, amongst others, will help raise funds to support the work of local […]

Manchester Arena Attack – Deadline for claims

The second anniversary of the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena was marked this week for those who died, those injured and their families and friends; all of whom have been affected in immeasurable ways by this atrocity. The injured and the families of those who lost their lives during the attack could be entitled […]

DIY Wills and Probate: When things go wrong

We discussed in a recent article whether DIY Wills and Probate are a money saving resource or a false economy. In this article, we summarised that DIY kits are only suitable for those with a small and simple estate, however, even in these instances, there are still factors to consider and rules to follow.  Whilst DIY Wills have their place and […]

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 […]