Who owns your company LinkedIn contacts?

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When three employees of a publishing company left their jobs to start a new company of their own in competition with their former employer, they wanted to hit the ground running, so they issued a press release inviting their network of contacts to an informal event. One of the three had been managing four LinkedIn groups on behalf of their … Read More

Help to Buy

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Help to Buy is a government scheme designed to make getting on to or moving up the housing ladder more accessible. It helps existing home owners and first time buyers purchase a home with as little as 5% deposit. There are two ways to purchase a property up to the value of £600,000 using Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee – … Read More

Regulation of cosmetic surgery

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The Government is considering whether the cosmetic surgery industry should be more effectively regulated.  The medical director of the NHS, Sir Bruce Keogh, has considered a number of areas and made a series of recommendations: Advertising and Information  The amount and nature of the information and advice given to patients needs to be improved. He also questioned whether sufficient time … Read More

Personal injury claims shake-up

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The government has implemented an overhaul of the way in which personal injury cases are funded and the way in which claims are run. An automated computerised “portal” claims system has been operating with varied success for claims valued up to £10,000.00 for a few years, where the fee a claimant’s lawyer can recover from the defendants towards their client’s … Read More

S. -v- Barts NHS Health Trust

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Failure to diagnose breast cancer The Wiseman Lee LLP clinical negligence department has successfully recovered significant damages in a tragic case concerning a failure to diagnose a left breast lump which appeared in October 2006 as cancer, even though our client was promptly referred by her GP to Newham University Hospital.  The consultant located a lump, classified it as benign … Read More

Cyril Wiseman 1928-2013

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the firm’s founder Cyril Wiseman on 18 June 2013, aged 85. Coincidentally, the firm this year celebrates its 60th year since being founded by Cyril in 1953. From a small office opened by Cyril in East Ham the firm expanded, and today has offices in East Ham, Wanstead and … Read More

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996

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Anyone who is contemplating building an extension or carrying out building works needs to consider their obligations to their neighbour under The Party Wall etc. Act 1996.  Failure to follow the correct procedures could delay the build and make the project more costly.  The role of the neighbour is important and it is advisable to keep them informed and on-side.  … Read More

Wiseman Lee – 60 Years Young

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From the humble beginnings of a one room office in East Ham and a boss/staff ratio of 1:1 Wiseman Lee is this month celebrating 60 years in East London. To mark the occasion a day out in Brighton for everyone was arranged and a lot of fun was had by all.  Now back to work for another 60 years!  

The joint ownership decision

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“Looking after number one” doesn’t sound a very friendly approach when you are buying a house or flat together particularly when you are starting out making a commitment to each other. It’s fine if you are jointly buying a property as a married couple as there is detailed matrimonial law which enables the court to order who gets what in … Read More

Family Law after the scrapping of Legal Aid

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You may have come to the conclusion that your relationship is at an end, and you now want to obtain the best possible advice on how legally to end the relationship. Wiseman Lee LLP is here to help you and we have designed a service to lower the costs you pay whilst providing you with essential legal support, and where … Read More