Small Law: Surviving the Storm

by HighStreetLawyer May 30, 2013 Small Law

According to a report in the Law Society Gazette this week, over 50 law firms are currently being supervised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This news follows the high profile collapses of Birmingham firm Blakemores and Yorkshire firm Atteys earlier this year. Such is the scale of the problem that the Law Society has launched […]

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‘Clare’s Law’- A change for the better for victims of domestic violence?

by HighStreetLawyer March 28, 2012 Domestic Violence

In October 2008, Clare Wood ended her relationship with George Appleton. Her rejection sparked a campaign of abuse, resulting in her horrific murder four months later. Appleton had a history of violence against women, including harassment, threats and kidnapping a former girlfriend at knifepoint. Despite a number of complaints to the police, resulting in a […]

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Freedom of Choice? Freedom of Solicitors

by HighStreetLawyer February 3, 2012 Conveyancing

As soon as Janice walks through the door she knows it’s the one. The spectacular view of the garden from the master bedroom, the sparkling marble kitchen worktops she has dreamt of, and the playroom which is perfect for the kids. All she needs to do is speak to her solicitor and he’ll sort everything […]

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It Might Never Happen… But Just in Case

by HighStreetLawyer February 3, 2012 Estate Planning

“And so it stays just on the edge of vision, A small, unfocused blur, a standing chill That slows each impulse down to indecision. Most things may never happen: this one will.”   Says Philip Larkin in his poem ‘Aubade’. He is referring to death but he could just as readily have been referring to […]

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