Private client


Solicitor forced to defend himself after key witness U-turns

21 July 2017By

Case shows importance of keeping clear notes during course of litigation.

Leeds Combined Court, county court

Estranged daughter handed victory in wills dispute

21 July 2017By

Judgment shows estrangement not ‘fatal’ in challenging wills.

Dr Jane Martin chair, Legal Services Consumer Panel

Public satisfied with lawyers - but consumer panel still not happy

18 July 2017By

Satisfaction levels and trust in lawyers rising slightly, while unbundling is failing to take off.


Law reform could cause more challenges to wills

17 July 2017By

Solicitors for the Elderly says it has concerns for older and vulnerable people if Law Commission proposals are implemented.

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Andrew newbury

Post-separation accrual

19 June 2017By Andrew Newbury

Valuations for potential future accrual are becoming more complex.

Jurgen Klopp

Futures market - Private client

22 May 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Helping people navigate their lives can be immensely rewarding, hears Grania Langdon-Down, but where is the next generation of private client solicitors?

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19 June 2017

In Sharp v Sharp, the Court of Appeal held that held that the wife was correct to contend that the combination of potentially relevant factors was sufficient to justify a departure from the equal sharing principle.

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Michael Cross byline

Wills: digital v the real world

18 July 2017By

E-signatures have had formal legal status for 17 years but are still science fiction for many legal purposes.


Run-off rip-off

17 July 2017By Alexander May

Why should insurers continue to take a premium after the potential basis of a claim to arise has stopped? The current system is inequitable

Online obsolescence

17 July 2017By Peter Mason-Apps

Online courts may not just been the reduction of the need for lawyers.

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ANN STROTHER of 41 Jenner Court, St George’s Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3ER and Flat 35 Hogarth Court, Fountain Drive, London SE19 1UY died on 3rd July 2017. Anyone knowing of a Will please contact Rebecca Lacey of Davey Law, 10/12 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AL.

TERESA MAY VERONICA ANGEL late of 3 Kingsmead, Cuffley, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 4AN died on 10th April 2017. Anyone knowing of a Will for the deceased please contact Richard John Ostle of Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors, 2 Eversley Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1EY quoting reference RJO.JSH.ANG113407.001 or email

NEVILLE WATKINSON died 15th February 2017 late of 28 Edingley Avenue, Nottingham. Anyone knowing of a Will please contact or telephone 0114 2511111.

DAVID PETER DENTON died 28th March 2017 late of 103 Goldthorne Avenue, Birmingham. Anyone knowing of a Will please contact or telephone 0114 2511111.

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