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Christmas - A time of goodwill for all?

Andrew Robinson
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Andrew Robinson, Head of Family Law at Fishers Dewes Solicitors, considers issues that may arise during Christmastime around the care of children: It’s not hard to work out that the stress, anxiety & anger that’s felt by many separated...

A Charity World Record Attempt Full of Ups and Downs

Ian Riley
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By day I am a solicitor, and Head of Commercial Property at Fishers Dewes Solicitors. By night I am hoping to become a world record holder! In fact, all night and all day. Let me explain: Who: 8 members of Ashby Round Table (of which I am one) What: 25...

Make Your Will Fortnight

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Fishers Dewes Solicitors’ Tamworth Office are participating in ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’ in support of St Giles Hospice. Our solicitors, who specialise in the drafting of wills, will be donating their time and expertise to clients...

Local solicitor warns changes to powers of attorney may leave older and vulnerable at risk

Guy Birtwistle
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Local solicitor Guy Birtwistle from Fishers Dewes Solicitors based in Ashby de la Zouch & Tamworth has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the LPA registration process fully digital. An LPA is a...

Local Solicitor Defends Lasting Powers of Attorney

Guy Birtwistle
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Local solicitor Guy Birtwistle from Fishers Dewes Solicitors based in Ashby de la Zouch has defended lasting powers of attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly people open to abuse. ...

Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

Elizabeth Sadiq
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July 2017 saw the end of a long legal battle undertaken by Unison over Employment Tribunal Fees in the case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 . The background, in this case, dates back to 2013 when a new system of fees...

Would you know if a fraudster tried to sell your house?

Amanda Payne
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Owning your own home is usually the most valuable asset people have. A property can be sold and mortgaged to raise money and is becoming an attractive target for fraudsters. The type of frauds that have been seen in the conveyancing industry recently are...

The Need to Prove Fault Fuels Bad Feeling Between Divorcing Couples

Andrew Robinson
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New research has found that the majority of English and Welsh divorces still rely on showing one party as ‘at fault’, and this regularly creates bad feeling and conflict between couples. The study entitled ‘Finding Fault?’ aims to...

10 Tips to Avoid Challenges to Your Will

Guy Birtwistle
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The number of will related disputes are on the rise as more and more people choose to challenge the wills of their relatives. One of the key considerations for any estate plan is to ensure your wishes have been made clear, and that your beneficiaries...

How Does Family Mediation Work?

Elizabeth Sadiq
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Even though deciding to separate can be a difficult decision in itself, sorting out all the arrangements that follow can also be overwhelming. When a couple decides to part ways, it not only affects them but also the household. Many questions start flying...

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