App’ropriate changes

Daniel Martin - Solicitor

In the past ten years, the online application (app) market has exploded. Games like the famous ‘Angry Birds’ have become cultural phenomena selling millions of copies across the globe, crossing over from the app world to card games, stuffed toys and even clothing. The two main reasons that online app markets have exploded so quickly… (read more)

Negligent Will Drafting

Alison Jacobs - Solicitor

A solicitor, when drafting a Will for a client, must always consider whether the client has the capacity to give instructions and understand the consequences of creating a Will.  As a litigation solicitor, you may ask why I am considering the importance of this.  However, the case of Feltham [2013] EWHC 1952 (Ch) (www.practicallaw.com/7-561-8606), raises the… (read more)

Fraud Detection Service Launched by Land Registry

Bhavisha Doshi - Conveyancing Executive

Land Registry have launched a new service called Property Alert that aims to help people detect unexpected activity on their property that may be fraudulent. Fraudsters may attempt to acquire ownership of a property through forging documents, impersonating the registered owner and convince mortgage lenders and solicitors that they own the property. People can sign… (read more)

New Families

Faye Remnant - Paralegal

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has released new figures which shows that same sex female couples using IVF has increased by one third over the last year. This could easily be put down to the changes to laws regarding same sex couples conceiving by IVF bought into force by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology… (read more)

Limitation Periods

Frances Jacobs - Associate Solicitor

You can never underestimate the importance of limitation periods for bringing a civil claim at court.  A limitation period is the period of time within which court action must be commenced. The law on limitation periods is set out in the Limitation Act 1980 and if the date is missed, it can mean you will… (read more)