24 Sep 2021
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of four new partners within the firm, as we continue to grow and strengthen our team. Over the next few weeks, we'll take the time to find out a little more about each of our new appointees, from their journey to #TeamHE to the advice they'd give to someone looking to carve out a career in law.
To kick things off, it's Craig Court - newly appointed Partner in our Dispute Resolution team!
20 Sep 2021
Furlough has been a lifeline for many businesses who have been impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic, but with the scheme coming to an end in just a few weeks, partner and head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, examines whether the end of the furlough scheme will lead to an increase in the number of settlement agreements and if so, how to approach them.
17 Sep 2021
September 17th is World Patient Safety Day, coordinated by the World Health Organisation. The event calls for global solidarity and action from all stakeholders within health and social care industries to ensure the continued improvement of patient safety.
Alicia Johns, the newest member of our Clinical Negligence department, authors our latest blog, discussing why awareness days are so integral to promoting safety and reducing risk. We also take the time to find out a little more about Alicia's journey to #TeamHE!
16 Sep 2021
One of the newest members to #TeamHE is Richard Esney, who has joined us as Head of Compliance. His career (so far!) including 14 years with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, makes him the perfect fit for our ever-growing team.
In this blog, we find out a bit more about Richard - including some of his career highlights, why he chose Harding Evans and his interesting taste in sports teams!
31 Aug 2021
Following on from last week’s announcement that Scotland is to initiate a Statutory Public Inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the pressure continues to mount on the Welsh Government to follow suit.
26 Aug 2021
Family & Matrimonial
Here in the United Kingdom, it is no secret that we are a nation of animal lovers: there is an estimated 51 million pets residing in homes across the UK. For many couples, pets are an integral part of family life. However, what happens to your furry friend when your relationship with your significant other breaks down.
Leah Thomas, senior associate solicitor in our Family and Matrimonial Team, talks about the options you can consider to make sure your pets are looked after during a divorce.
24 Aug 2021
Wales Covid Inquiry
Following on from the announcement that the Scottish Government are to initiate a Statutory Public Inquiry into their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic before the end of the year, Harding Evans partner Craig Court who is representing Covid Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru and members of the group give their reaction to the news and what it means for a Welsh inquiry moving forward.
12 Aug 2021
Data from the UK government indicates that 85% of UK’s employees work in service industries, with education, human health and retail trade boasting the highest number of staff members. But as more and more people turn to the experts, including Accountants, Architects and Solicitors for advice, how do you protect yourself if a customer or client claims that you’ve been negligent in the delivery of your service?
Ben Jenkins, Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution team, examines the concept of professional negligence and offers his top tips to businesses to avoid or mitigate claims of professional negligence.
12 Aug 2021
Wills & Probate
While graduating from university, moving into your first flat and pursuing your dream career are often firm features of your 20s and 30s, putting your affairs in order often lags much further behind.
And with so much of the literature surrounding will writing offering guidance to those heading towards retirement, it comes as no surprise that just 24% of adults under the age of 35 have a valid will in place. But as Afonwy Howell-Pryce, an Associate in our Wills and Probate team explains, it is never too early to be thinking about the future.
12 Aug 2021
There are times throughout our lives in which we often turn to the ‘professionals’ for advice – such as a solicitor when purchasing a property, or a doctor when you are suffering with back pain.
But what happens when the advice they provide you with causes harm or leaves you out of pocket? Ben Jenkins, Partner and head of our Dispute Resolution team, examines the legal options available to you when the experts do not get it right.
12 Aug 2021
With the majority of lockdown restrictions in Wales moving to alert level zero earlier on this week, many organisations will be looking at how to bring their staff back into the workplace safely. Dan Wilde, head of employment here at Harding Evans, looks at what legal requirements remain in place and what employers need to consider before bringing their staff back.
09 Aug 2021
Wills & Probate
The BBC recently reported that Ministers are looking to overhaul the legal process where individuals appoint someone to make property, financial, health and welfare decisions on their behalf, should they lose the ability to make those decisions themselves.
Afonwy Howell-Pryce, an associate in our Wills and Probate team looks at what is being proposed to modernise the power of attorney system and what impact it could have for the future.