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…

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…

french international footballer nabil fekir’s ex-agent jean-pierre bernes has taken legal action against fekir

French international footballer Nabil Fekir’s ex-agent takes legal action against Fekir

French international footballer Nabil Fekir’s ex-agent Jean-Pierre Bernes has taken legal action against Fekir due to “premature termination of the contract” between the agent and the footballer. Fekir claimed that Liverpool told lies about the real reason for his collapsed move to Anfield last summer but has been called out by Jean-Pierre Bernes. The ex-agent said: “He has…

World Suicide Prevention Day

On 10th September every year World Suicide Prevention Day is observed. The aim is to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world and locally since 2003. The International Association for Suicide Prevention collaborates with the World Health Organisation and the World Federation for Mental Health. According to the…

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s third-richest man involved in planning battle

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s third-richest man is involved in another planning row with neighbours over plans for a caretaker’s cottage to maintain his £6million New Forest holiday home. He had previously overcome a six-year battle against neighbours, officials and conservationists over his plans, which were rejected five times.   Work eventually started last year but…

Is it time to consider a Pre-Nup?

It was recently announced that “Avengers” actress Elizabeth Olson has become engaged to musician Robbie Arnett. Sources close to the couple have claimed that they have taken their relationship to the next level with Robbie proposing. Both stars however are yet to confirm the happy news.   Often celebrities and other members of the public,…

Mamadou Sakho sues WADA for £13m over drug test error

Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho is suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for £13m after accusing them of a drug test-error that ended his career at Liverpool. Sakho was provisionally banned for 30 days on April 28 2016 after being notified by European football’s governing body, UEFA, of an anti-doping offence relating to a test taken after March’s…