Changes in Law over my 27 years in Practice

I have been practicing law for 30 years. I chose to practice law to help people. With this aim in mind I practiced as a legal aid lawyer, originally working in Moss Side, Manchester Whilst things were not perfect, the court system was treated with respect, the rules of evidence and disclosure observed. There was a grown up feeling that …

Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks

For those of us of a certain age, If you said “Protect Yourself from Cyber attack.” You would have hidden behind the sofa, as Doctor Who’s deadliest enemy the Cyber Men rampaged across our flickering TV screens. It wasn’t until as a more critical young man, the emerging lawyer, noticed that the silver boots worn by the dreaded Cyber Men …

The Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 is a dramatic peace of legislation. It aims to modernise adult social care law and create a holistic framework for Clearer, fairer care and support Wellbeing – physical, mental and emotional – of both the person needing care and their carer Prevention and delay of the need for care and support People in control of their …

Trusts

The 6 Duke of Westminster died in August 2016. Leaving the bulk of his £9 Billion  Estate to his eldest son Hugh, who at 25 year of age became the 7th Duke of Westminster. Unlike the rest of us, if Gerald ( the deceased Duke) had left his estate in a Will. Giving everything to his eldest son Hugh. Hugh …

Writing a will

Try thinking like this; Just because you have made a Will doesn’t mean you are going to die. And; Because you haven’t made a Will doesn’t mean you are going to live forever. You won’t none of us will unfortunately we will all leave this beautiful world. Let’s do it properly. I don’t mean like David Bowie, leaving a concept …