Economic Abuse

(Since this blog was prepared, the Law Society Gazette has reported that unfortunately “Domestic Abuse legislation will fall…as a result of next month’s general election”) More and more we are seeing clients who have been the victim of a financially controlling partner. It is not always evident to a client that they may have been…

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019

Each year, the 09th to 15th October marks Baby Loss Awareness Week, which gives bereaved parents, family and friends the opportunity to unite to remember their babies’ lives. It also aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss as well as promoting improvements in care and support for those so affected, and reducing preventable…

Good SAM App

Good SAM is a community of Good Samaritans, happy to assist if they are the closest person to an emergency. They are trained in first aid and may have additional skills. Many are off duty doctors, nurses, paramedics and other members of the emergency services. If you are trained in first aid, you can download the GoodSAM Responder App. You’ll then…

Unfair Probate Fee Hike Scrapped

The Government has thankfully abandoned plans to increase the probate fees which would have seen a rise from the current fixed fee of £155 (with a solicitor) or £255 to a sliding scale of up to £6000 depending on the size of the state. Several organisations including the Law Society vigorously campaigned against the proposed…