Guest legal blogging

Owning a property abroad will require an update to your will

by Fletcher Day September 25, 2015 Guest legal blogging

Those who own a property in Europe are now able to exercise their freedom regarding who they decide will inherit their asset but if the owner wants to benefit from this they will have to take a look at their own will. The EU Succession laws are seeing a change and this means that it […]

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Legal Theft By Adverse Possession

by Allen Browning August 12, 2015 Blawg

While I handle only personal injury cases and criminal defense cases,  on occasion I am contacted by someone who is particularly irritated by a neighbor who has constructed a fence on the wrong side of the property line which separates the two; the complaining party is mad that he no longer has the use of […]

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Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

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Should Law Firms change to a New Fully Managed Print Service?

by Alex Hutchinson March 25, 2014 Business

A large % of the Law Firms we work with are called, on a daily basis, by salespeople trying to tell them why they should change their Printers to a New Fully Managed Print Service (whether they take the call or not is a different matter but they receive the calls non the less!) “We […]

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

by EdwardHandsandLewis December 2, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller, Director at Edward Hands and Lewis After Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney have been made by a Donor (ie the person who has entered into the Lasting Power if Attorney) they can be revoked They can be revoked by the Donor if the Donor still has the mental […]

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Estate Planning Basics for Aging and Infirm Parents

by oberdorferlaw November 22, 2013 Blawg

One of the quickest ways to learn about the importance of having a solid and comprehensive estate plan is having to facilitate the process for elderly parents who encounter unexpected hardships. For adults with parents in their seventies or eighties, emerging health care issues may be the catalyst for decisions about factors not considered by […]

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Forensic Expert Witness Testifies in the Amanda Knox Murder Trial

by theexpertinstitute November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

A forensic expert witness will play a critical role in the re-opened case against Amanda Knox, shedding light on the evidence allegedly linking the young American to the 2007 murder of her former roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox having died from 47 stab wounds, […]

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Blog – Lending at an ultimate high

by EdwardHandsandLewis November 1, 2013 Blawg

By Jenna Mistry Latest figures have shown Mortgage Lenders are financing the largest house spree in the last five years. The Council of Mortgage Lenders has suggested first time buyer mortgage lending has also increased by almost a third within the past 12 months. This increase has come about even before the second phase of […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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What Corporations Should Know About the FCC’s New Telemarketing Rules: Effective October 16, 2013

by Adam J Krohn October 24, 2013 BigLaw

Last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted several very significant changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The changes to the regulations have become effective on October 16, 2013.  Two of the changes include: A requirement that written consent be obtained prior to a business placing a call; and The “established business relationship” […]

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What Makes You Eligible to Claim for Medical Negligence?

by Ben Isaacs October 24, 2013 Claims Solicitors

Although the standard of healthcare in the UK is extremely high, and the NHS is something which we have long been proud of, regrettably things do sometimes go wrong, and the level of care given slips. For those who have experienced harm at the hands of a trusted healthcare practitioner – NHS or private – […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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Are Mirena Birth Control Lawsuit Trials On the Horizon?

by RodneyW October 24, 2013 Blawg

Hundreds of Mirena IUD birth control cases have been filed across the country, with the first trials expected in 2015.  Thousands more of these cases may be filed in the future. The discovery process has begun in Mirena birth control lawsuits filed in federal courts and in New Jersey state courts.  The first trial dates […]

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DUI & Endangerment: Understanding Your Charges

by KariLloyd September 24, 2013 Arrest

(US Law) There are some criminalized acts on the books that many people don’t even realize are crimes, but when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI), this is not a realistic belief. Even with some of the consequences of a DUI conviction being common knowledge, there are still numerous DUI arrests every year. […]

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Are Antidepressants Safe for Children?

by AvaL September 17, 2013 Blawg

Antidepressants – including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – can be an effective means of treating symptoms associated with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression – which affects an estimated five percent of teenagers. Depression in children and adolescents, when left untreated for prolonged periods of time, can result in severe behavioral issues and problems at […]

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Competing Considerations in Legal Funding

by LanceA September 17, 2013 Finance

Pursuing legal action – especially against a big company – is a costly endeavour. Costly enough to put people off filing a lawsuit, even if they stand a very good chance of winning compensation, and costly enough to bring the legal process to a grinding halt before a case has been resolved. A common solution […]

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Speeding with your License Suspended: Can this be Legally Fought?

by Ladyblogger September 7, 2013 Guest legal blogging

Far too many individuals have felt that sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach when they see flashing blue lights in their rearview mirror. Many people know exactly why they’re being pulled over if they realize they were going a bit too fast, but some individuals have even more to worry about in these […]

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Head-On-Collisions in a No-Fault State: What does the Law Say?

by Ladyblogger September 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Automobile collisions are a serious cause of injuries in America, and statistics show that the average driver in the country will file an auto insurance claim once every 19 years. This means that, regardless of how good of a driver an individual is, they’re likely to be involved in some type of accident. When this […]

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Using a Family Law Service to Obtain Parental Responsibility

by cormac84 August 28, 2013 Blawg

Parents that live away from their children due to separation can feel left out of the decisions taken in their children’s lives. Gaining parental responsibility is a key legal status that safeguards these rights. However, not all parents have this right automatically and they may need to negotiate or go to court to achieve it. […]

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Dangerous Dog Food: Recalls

by Andrew Miller July 31, 2013 Blawg

When there is a “food scare”, we usually hear about it as soon as it grabs the media’s attention; the same goes for other defective products.  More often than not, however, it takes more than just a small handful of people to be injured, sickened, or killed by a defective product.  When was the last […]

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Depression After A Car Accident

by Andrew Miller July 31, 2013 Accident Claims

On our busy roadways, thousands of car accidents occur on a daily basis.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the chances of being involved in an accident, at least once, in your life is highly probable, especially considering the statistics.  Every 12 minutes someone dies in a motor vehicle crash, every 10 […]

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What is SDLT?

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 30, 2013 Blawg

By Sarah Hailes Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually paid when property or land is purchased or transferred in the UK. The amount that is paid for the property will establish how much, if any SDLT is to be paid. The value however, can vary depending on whether the property is residential, freehold, leasehold. […]

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When IRS Tax Problems Seem Insurmountable: Is Relief Possible?

by Ladyblogger July 28, 2013 Finance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can seem like a giant monster with uncontrollable issues for a person who may have experienced any kind of tax issues. The simple truth is that a tax problem does not go away. You cannot owe the IRS money and think that they will forget or forgive. In fact, the […]

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Common Causes of a Rollover Accident & How to File a Claim

by Lisa Coleman July 24, 2013 Accident Claims

You may have every confidence in your car and never expect it to fail you. You probably think nothing of driving it to its maximum potential and cruising down the highway as you run errands or go to work. However, it can still succumb to common causes of traffic accidents. In fact, no vehicle is […]

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DUI and the Life Changing Consequences It Causes

by Lisa Coleman July 19, 2013 Arrest

A conviction for driving under the influence can be a life-altering event. There are many more areas of life that are impacted more than merely dealing with punishment imposed by the court. Many individuals do not consider the possible consequences of an impaired driving charge, but it can be a problem for the defendant for […]

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