Legal guides

The grounds for contesting a will

Posted by Martin Oliver on January 8 2017 in Contesting a will

If a will does not include the true intentions of the person making the will, or if the will has not been executed correctly, it may be invalid and can therefore be contested. Our guide takes you through the grounds for contesting a will.

Guide to Buying a Farm

Posted on November 16 2016 in Agriculture

Between 2006 and 2016, the value of farmland increased by 277% according to a report by Savills. This certainly makes agricultural land a sound investment but it also means that care needs to be taken when buying and selling such a valuable commodity

Guide to Birth Injuries

Posted on July 18 2016 in Birth injury and trauma claims

Being pregnant and looking forward to the birth of your baby is a unique experience. Becoming a parent is one of the precious moments in a person’s life and most of us will anticipate the event with an equal mixture of trepidation and excitement.

Go to guide to starting a business

Posted on February 22 2016

There’s no doubt that starting your first venture can be an exciting, albeit daunting, experience. Being your own boss has many advantages. However, it is easy to get carried away with ideas for your new product or service and forget about the basics. You must have the right processes and contracts in place to protect your idea and you must be able to finance your venture as it grows, particularly if you are going it alone.

Guide to funding a litigation claim

Posted by Susan Hopcraft on February 9 2016 in Claims against professional advisers, Commercial litigation & dispute resolution, Contesting a will, Insurance disputes, Insurance litigation, Professional negligence

Before you can decide whether to pursue or defend a claim, you need to know how much the process will cost, when the fees will need to be paid and what the options are for funding those costs. There are various ways in which the costs of litigation can be managed, budgeted or funded.

Guide to arbitration and divorce

Posted by Justin Creed on January 12 2016 in Family & divorce

Family law has undergone a quiet revolution over the last few years with the introduction of the single family court, the introduction of compulsory mediation, and the withdrawal of legal aid for the majority of cases. Although much of the motivation behind these changes is an austerity-driven need to save money, there is also a belief that going to court should be seen as a last, and not a first, resort.