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Family Law and Social Media

Is there a link between Family Law and Social Media? The average person is said to spend 1 hour and 40 minutes on social media each and every day. With smart phones and social media Apps it has become a part of our every day lives; me included. It may come as no surprise that... read more

Changes to Local Authority Forms

Briefly there are some changes to Local Authority enquiries in conveyancing using CON 29, CON 29O and CON29DW forms due to take effect on the 4th July.  CON 29 is to now include enquiries on the community infrastructure levy, assets of community value and public rights of way (formerly reported in CON29O).  CON 29O has... read more


Sometimes legalease (the technical language used by solicitors in legal letters or documents) is necessary if the legal document calls for or needs it, however when the use of legal language becomes excessive it can become difficult for non-lawyers to understand what a letter or document actually means.  Some solicitors may seek to confuse with... read more

EU Referendum Result and Family Law

Following the result of the EU Referendum; for many of us, uncertainty lies ahead; Resolution Chair Nigel Shepherd made the following statement with regard to family law and the implications; “It’s too early to know the full implications for family law, but what is clear is that we are entering a period of great uncertainty.... read more

New Head of Private Client Department

Ed Worrall has recently joined the Ramsbottom office of Latimer Lee as the Head of the Private Client Department. Ed is a  qualified Solicitor with many years experience of advising clients on Wills, Probate and Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney as well as Tax advice.  In addition he is a full member of the Society... read more

Bringing a Child Injury Claim

Children often have accidents and it’s usually ‘Kids beings kids’ or rough and tumble that leads to bruises and scrapes, or more significant injuries. Sometimes children can suffer injuries through no fault of their own and as result of someone else’s fault, for example as a passenger in Motor vehicle that suffers a crash. If... read more

Why Latimer Lee Supports Mediation

Why Latimer Lee Supports Mediation   Legal disputes can be stressful and costly; lodging an application with the Court is not the only way to resolve a dispute and really ought to be considered as a last resort.   Mediation is a mechanism for parties, assisted by a trained mediator, to seek an outcome for... read more

Building Regulations Approval; How do they affect us and our properties?

Building regulations are the minimum standards that apply to all new building works, such as alterations to existing houses and extensions. The minimum standard ensures works are carried out to a certain quality. This also ensures a control is in place for health and hygiene, welfare, safety, sustainability and energy efficiency. Any proposed projects must... read more

Grandparent’s Rights

As a grandparent, you do not have an automatic right (grandparent’s rights) to have contact with your grandchildren. However, the Courts do acknowledge the important role that grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren and it is generally thought to be in the best interest of a child to have contact with wider family... read more