Is there a place for smartphones in the court room?

Lord chief justice Lord Burnett of Maldon, the most senior judge in England and Wales, has suggested that there is a place for smartphone within the legal process as in the future, people will be able to take part in court hearings via smartphones. Speaking at an international forum on online courts: “There is no […]

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Peter Zelnik

We are sorry to announce the death of Peter Zelnik, formerly Solicitor of Biggin Hill, on 29 October 2018.  Our thoughts are with his widow, Jean, and their family.  Former clients of Peter Zelnik’s firm will recall that we retained some of the client files originally stored by the firm, so please do not hesitate […]

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Inquest into the death of a six-year old boy as NHS call handlers failed to recognise symptoms.

A report in the Guardian outlined the case of a six-year old boy who died from a treatable bowel condition after the NHS 111 service failed to recognise the seriousness of his systems, and despite several calls to his GP surgery, his father never received a call back from a doctor. The child, who was […]

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Divorces now taking longer to finalise

The amount of time it takes to process and finalise a divorce is taking longer than it did three years ago according to an article in the Times. Every divorce petition is different and the specific circumstances will dictate how long it takes to complete.  However, a recent article in the Times reports that it […]

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NHS failing female heart attack patients

A study undertaken by Leeds University and funded by the British Heart foundation has found that women are more likely than men to be misdiagnosed by the NHS in regards to heart attacks. The Leeds University team found a woman’s chance of dying within a month was 5.2 per cent, compared to 2.3 per cent […]

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Earl’s daughter challenges his Will

The daughter of an Earl is seeking a larger share of her father’s estate after she was bequeathed £20,000 from his £1.3m estate which she believes has left her in absolute poverty. Lady Tara Wellesley is engaged in a legal fight with her relatives and is looking for £400,000 to provide for herself and her […]

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Are first-time buyers being allowed to borrow too much?

An article in the Daily Mail has highlighted that first-time buyers are taking out mortgages that are, on average, 3.68 times their annual income. These figures are the highest since records began in the 1970s. It seems not just first-time buyers are borrowing in excess, as Bank of England figures show that a quarter or […]

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Claims for pothole damage to vehicles at a five year record high

Highway England have released information that shows that claims for pothole-related damage to vehicles on motorways and A-roads have double in the past year. Claims for compensation have reached a record five-year high, while maintenance was at a record low for the same period. The amount of money spent on road repairs in 2017/18 was […]

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A record number of speeding tickets were handed out last year

Figures from the Home Office show that over 2 million speeding tickets were handed out last year. This is a rise of 2.4% on 2016 figures and has increased from 1.5million since 2011. Most motorists are caught on an automated camera, with 96% of fines being generated from speed cameras. Incidentally, Alison Hernandez, the road […]

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Oxford professor challenges his mother’s Will

An Oxford professor has challenged his late mother’s Will after he believes that he was disinherited. Prof Christopher Gosden has launched legal action after he believes that he was entitled to his mother’s home worth £1.5million. Instead her home was given to her female partner. He said that she had ‘resolved’ to leave him her […]

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