Legal Aid Reforms

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Legal aid reforms: government promises to listen On 20 December 2011 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Bill will be scrutinised in committee. The bill was already subject to considerable criticism when debated during its second reading in the House of Lords on 21 November 2011. Criticism was widespread throughout the Lords and across the political parties. Only … Read More

Employment Changes

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Employment law – the government’s proposed changes to create jobs The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has recently announced the government’s plans for employment law reform with the declared intention of clearing away “the structural barriers to economic growth” to give employers “the confidence to take on new workers” and “create new jobs”. His plans (if they become law) could have … Read More

Who owns what when an unmarried couple splits up

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Collaborative Family Law Can Help You Breakdown the Wall Of Silence When couples separate, be they married, living together or in a civil partnership then this is often the time of great stress, conflict and heartache. Having the right advice can make all the difference. In days gone by, the separating parties would either reach an agreement between themselves or … Read More

Collaborative Family Law Can Help You Breakdown the Wall Of Silence

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When couples separate, be they married, living together or in a civil partnership then this is often the time of great stress, conflict and heartache. Having the right advice can make all the difference. In days gone by, the separating parties would either reach an agreement between themselves or they would more than likely instruct lawyers to negotiate with the … Read More

Preserving your digital legacy

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As more and more of us use online banking facilities and receive paperless statements, identifying the assets of a relative after their death is becoming increasingly difficult. Recent press reports have highlighted a growing tendency for online passwords to be included in wills in an attempt to address this problem. This is not always advisable as any member of the … Read More

Extending your lease – what does it mean to you?

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Do you own a flat? If you do, it is a major investment whether you live in the flat or rent it out. Changes in the market may send prices up or down, particularly in the present economic climate, but that is true of any investment. But leases are different – leases are wasting assets. A lease gives you the … Read More

Government ban on referral fees

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The government announces a ban on referral fees in personal injury litigation. Payments for the referral of personal injury cases generated by insurance companies or claims management companies is a practice Wiseman Lee has never endorsed, and the firm has never based its business on paying for referrals or introductions for personal injury cases, preferring to deal directly with victims … Read More

Riot damage latest

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Here are some important tips on how business and home owners can claim for damage: If you are insured, you should obtain a crime number from the police and contact your insurers immediately. You need to look at the wording of your own insurance policies but the Association of British Insurers (ABI)website has provided some useful guidance for businesses and individuals … Read More

Riot damage

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If you have suffered losses in the recent disturbances as a result, for example, of property damage or business interruption, our Property and Litigation departments are happy to help you sort out problems you may be encountering getting your business up and running again without delay, including obtaining payments from insurers.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

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Wiseman Lee LLP has been accredited with the prestigious Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). The letter of appointment said “congratulations on becoming one of the first firms to gain accreditation of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. We’re delighted to champion your Practice as an ambassador for a new standard in the home buying process.” This is excellent news … Read More