Trump. A legal perspective

Some clients you don’t want or need and deserve what’s coming. “Certainly Jared and Ivanka, in their current situation, which is a deep legal quagmire, are putting everything on the president,” he said. “‘Not us, it’s him.’” Not good POTUS, your kids are dropping you in it. (PDS Paul Darnborough Solicitors) Wolff added: “I will tell you the one description …

Never Underestimate the Jury. Brief Reflections.

I write this on the 8 January 2018, having started a 5 day trial on the 4 December 2017. Our jury are now down to 10, 2 having given up the will to live. No, seriously, hospital and holiday commitments mean we have lost 2 of the original  12 good men women  and true. It has been and is a …

Managing a Legal Practise and Running the Psychedelic DiscoTech.

For those of you who didn’t know. Besides running the most progressive client friendly  legal practise in the North West, I also run Manchester’s Best Night Out in the £5-£7 category (self awarded award) The legendary Psychedelic Disco Tech Phew, well there you go. “Paul.” You ask. “How can you run the most efficient, progressive, engaged bijou law firm in …

Practising Law

“Do you want to practice in these Courts Mr Darnborough?” “Well not when my path is surrounded by lily pads your Honour.” I said to myself. “Yes please, if that’s okay with you ma’am?” The problem with the younger Judges, is that they think a good Judge is a hard one. It’s tricky, but hey, a bit more finesse and …

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 …