What’s your New Year’s resolution?

At this time year, we find ourselves thinking of ways to change our lives for the better. Our New Year resolutions often include promises to lose weight, get fit or give up a vice. If one of your resolutions is also to take control of your life, then we can help. If you don’t have […]

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House prices look set to fall in 2019

House prices in 2019 look likely to fall as Brexit and affordability constraints effect the property market. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) expect house sales to fall by 5% compared with 2018.

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Call for employers to publish their action plans to tackle the gender pay gap

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have called for employers to publish their action plans to tackle the gender pay gap.  Currently this is not mandatory and it comes after only one in five employers have drawn up a plan to tackle wage disparities.  Disappointingly, only 11% have set themselves targets that would enable […]

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Professionals offered six times their income to help them get on the property ladder

An article in The Times reports that professionals are able to borrow up to six times their salary as lenders see them as less ‘risky’ that other professions. Lawyers, doctors and accountants are able to obtain these preferential rates with as little as a 10% deposit. Some see this as a positive, as it accommodates […]

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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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