15 Dec 2020
It’s certainly been a turbulent year for the UK housing market with activity rocketing from an all-time low to dizzy highs as the coronavirus crisis has continued to wreak havoc across the globe.
But with promising news of a vaccine now giving us all some much needed light at the end of the tunnel, what can we expect to happen to house prices in 2021? Our head of residential property, Wyn Williams, gives his view.
14 Dec 2020
Wills & Probate
As we get to the end of a year that most of us would like to forget, Afonwy Howell-Pryce, associate solicitor in our Wills and Probate department, explains why making a Will should be at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions list for 2021.
14 Dec 2020
We will be closing our doors for a few days to spend time with loved ones after an extraordinary year. We would like to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
10 Dec 2020
As we celebrate this year’s Human Rights Day, Craig Court, a senior associate solicitor specialising in actions against public authorities, explains the basic principles of human rights and talks about his experience in this complex but rewarding area of law.
09 Dec 2020
Christmas has always been one of the busiest times of year for Accident & Emergency departments and this can unfortunately mean more errors are made, leading to distress and suffering for patients who receive poor care or whose conditions are misdiagnosed. But with fears of Covid still rife and less alcohol-related injuries while out celebrating, will that all change this year?
Danielle Howell, senior associate in our Clinical Negligence department, gives her view.
08 Dec 2020
After the year we’ve all had, we’re all looking forward to the chance to relax, spend time with loved ones and celebrate the festive season, but although it is a magical time, there are lots of hidden dangers around Christmas that can lead to accidents in the home. According to RoSPA, more than 80,000 people go to A&E each year for Christmas-related injuries and over 6,000 of these need to be admitted.
With decorations, fires, new toys, guests, cooking and houses packed with over-excited children and animals all presenting a lot of potential hazards, Victoria Smithyman, a senior associate solicitor in our personal injury department, has prepared 10 top tips for keeping you and your family safe this holiday season. After all, nothing puts a dampener on Christmas cheer like a trip to A&E!
07 Dec 2020
Family & Matrimonial
Divorce lawyers usually see a sharp spike in enquiries after Christmas, making January the most common time of the year for couples to consider splitting up. But will the strange circumstances that we have found ourselves in this year bring an end to this not-so-festive annual tradition? Or will it make it even more acute?
Our head of family law, Kate Thomas, gives her view.
03 Dec 2020
To mark International Day for Disabled Persons, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, examines the issue of disability discrimination in the workplace and talks us through employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities.
02 Dec 2020
Wills & Probate
Today marks the start of National Grief Awareness Week, an annual initiative to try to normalise grief and get people talking about what is usually an uncomfortable subject. Our head of Wills & Probate, Laura Selby, examines why it is so important for people who have lost loved ones to be able to talk about how they are feeling.
30 Nov 2020
According to a survey by the Royal College of Midwives, more than three-quarters of midwives think staffing levels in their NHS trust or board are unsafe, with many reporting that services were at breaking point. Our head of Clinical Negligence, Ken Thomas, gives his view on this worrying report.
27 Nov 2020
With Black Friday upon us again, retailers across the country are trying to entice shoppers into spending their cash with them, advertising discounted prices and special deals at every opportunity.
26 Nov 2020
The Covid pandemic has thrown up a huge range of employment issues since it began. For many employers, it has been a challenging and confusing time, with Government support and advice constantly changing and evolving.