Do I have the right to choose who benefits from my estate?
After a landmark legal case in March 2017, the court has reaffirmed the right for people to choose who benefits from their estate when they die. This case involved Melita Jackson and her daughter Heather Ilott. Mrs Jackson and Mrs Ilott were estranged for 26 years and upon her death in 2004 Mrs Jackson’s Will […]
The Dangers of DIY Divorce!
The recent court case of Vince v Wyatt has highlighted the danger of failing to dismiss financial claims on divorce. Divorce is inevitably stressful and in these times of austerity people will often want to settle financial matters amicably and with the minimum of expense. Often they will try to save money by agreeing how […]
Rihanna v Topshop
Pop star Rihanna’s victory in a legal case against Topshop over the use of her image has been upheld by the Court of Appeal, which backed an earlier judgment against the British fashion chain. The case arose in March 2012 when Topshop started selling a t-shirt bearing an image of pop star Rihanna taken by […]
The Season of Separation
It seems that for some their New Year’s resolutions are more drastic than giving up chocolate or cigarettes. Maybe it’s the gloomy, cloudy and cold winter weather finally setting in or maybe it’s a crash from the stress of the holidays. Whatever it is, the months of January to March have gathered a reputation for […]
Legal Matters – Road Traffic Accidents
Legal Matters – Road Traffic Accidents The number of people using motor vehicles continues to grow at speed! Despite improvements to the manufacture of vehicles, road traffic accidents do occur and unfortunately people do get injured. Innocent people who suffer pain, anxiety and financial loss through someone else’s negligence deserve compensation. If you have been […]