Help to buy schemes for first-time buyers

Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime and we understand that it can be especially difficult when you are a first-time buyer. The government has set up various help to buy schemes to assist first-time buyers get their feet on the ladder. Let’s take a look at…


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How long do I have to make my medical negligence claim?

Limitation in medical negligence and personal injury claims What is limitation? Limitation is the date by which you are required to issue your claim at the Court. This means that you must present a claim form to the Court with the correct issue fee. Your claim form will set out the details of your…


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Leaving a gift to charity in your will - Q&A

We participated in #SolicitorChat on Twitter this morning, answering questions about how solicitors can help you include a gift to charity in your will. Andrew Milburn from our Wills and Probate team was on hand to answer the questions. If you were not able to follow the chat live, we set our…


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How can what you post on social media get you in trouble at work?

You may have read recently about ASDA dismissing an employee from ASDA in Bradford after he posted a link to an anti-religion video sketch by comedian Billy Connolly on his social media. This case has recently focused attention on how a social media post can get an employee into trouble with their…


Top 10 tips for a medical negligence claim

1. What is medical negligence? Medical negligence is also known as clinical negligence. It refers to a specific area of law involving claims against the NHS, dentists, GP’s and any other healthcare professionals. Our jargon-buster glossary explains more of the terms you might hear. 2. Time limit A…


Where do we draw the line?

Boundary disputes and how to resolve them Boundary disputes arising between neighbours are very common and can escalate unreasonably, often resulting in unnecessary costs which can spiral out of control. A boundary issue can often be used as a ‘weapon’ when neighbours have had a falling out over…


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How to buy a house with just 5% deposit  

The standard amount of deposit generally required to purchase a house is 10% of the purchase price. When you’re a first-time buyer, this can be a huge and daunting figure to even consider saving for. Under the Help to Buy Scheme, introduced by the Government in April 2013, home buyers can purchase…


Road closures affecting our Roundhay office

If you have meetings or plan to drop into our north Leeds office on Friday 16 August, it is advisable to plan your journey ahead. Due to the Ed Sheeran concert in Roundhay Park on Friday and Saturday, there are a number of road closures in place which may affect your journey. Devonshire Avenue will…


Professional negligence: Your frequently asked questions

Our professional negligence solicitors are experts in advising clients on claims against all types of professionals. Our team answers some of your frequently asked questions. What is professional negligence? Professional negligence occurs where a professional fails to perform their responsibilities…


Back to basics: forfeiture of leases

Forfeiture is a landlord’s right to determine a lease when the tenant is in breach of the terms of the lease, or when certain events happen as set out in the lease – e.g. the tenant’s insolvency. Forfeiture is a complex area and we will only be touching on the basics in this article. Further,…