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Why Should I Register My Land?

Before the raft of property legislation brought into force in 1926 all land was unregistered and title to the land had to be deduced from the deeds and documents and from inspection of the land.  The Land Registration Act 1925 was introduced in order to simplify conveyancing and show a mirror of the title to... read more


A DIFFERENT KIND OF SALE!

Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited are acting for a property owner who is trying to obtain better compensation for his land and premises of approximately 18,500 sq ft in East Manchester required for the expansion of Manchester City Football Club. As our client says, it is a David and Goliath situation, with the City Council issuing... read more


Litigation

When considering entering into litigation it is always important to consider the value of the claim that you are bringing.  The value of the claim has an impact on the recoverability of any legal costs that you incur in obtaining advice and representation.  It has usually been the case that for most debt matters and... read more


Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited Participating in WILL AID

Following last years success we are very pleased to announce that we are participating in WILL AID for a second year running, throughout the month of November. Under the scheme we forego our usual fees for preparing your Will and instead ask you to make a donation to WILL AID.  WILL AID suggest a minimum... read more


Safety Obligations Owed to Visiting Contractors

The safety laws place strict obligations on companies to provide safe workplaces for their employees. However, some companies mistakenly believe that the obligations to provide a safe workplace do not extend to contractors, such as electricians, plumbers or window cleaners, who may be working for a short time in their factory or offices.  This was... read more


Beneficiary signs Will on behalf of the Testator

Barratt v Bem [2011]  Under Section 15 of the Wills Act 1837 a beneficiary is unable to witness the Will of a testator; otherwise the gift to the beneficiary would be void.  Can the same be said if a beneficiary signs a Will on behalf of the testator?  In the case of Barratt v Bem,... read more


Local Authority – Care Packages

R (on the application of McDonald) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2011]  In the above case there was a question of whether the Local Authority had acted lawfully in seeking to amend the claimant’s care package.  The claimant, an elderly lady had previously suffered a stroke in 1999 which left her with limited... read more


Your dinner is in the dog

  As a matrimonial solicitor I am constantly asked about the separation of assets when a couple of separating. Who will have the flatscreen tv? The sofa? More importantly, to most couples, who will have the dog/cat/rabbit?   Unfortunately it is very hard to advise on the separation of assets which have a small value... read more


Are You An Employee Or Self-Employed?

The safety regulations focus their attention on protecting employees to ensure that they are safe at work. However, the labour market is constantly changing and does not remain the same indefinitely. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 that was made law to help improve working conditions is now almost forty years old, yet... read more


LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

Many people are now living much longer and more of us may be affected by incapacitation or long-term illnesses which could require specialist care and on-going support . It is therefore essential you have the right advice to protect your property, hard earned assets and welfare. A Lasting Power of Attorney can help protect you... read more