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Governments all over the world are very keen to promote transparency and to cut red tape. Often, as you will see from what follows, these two admirable aspirations are incompatible, and the drive for transparency (especially in relation to company and other types of ownership) leads to an increase in red tape (a not wholly unexpected but, nonetheless, unwelcome consequence) rather than a reduction. So, a worthwhile reform brings an additional layer of bureaucracy and regulation which all corporate business entities (including LLPs and … [Read more...]

Challenging a Will where no provision is left for adult children

A recent case of where an adult child was not provided any inheritance in their mother’s will highlights the fact that an adult child has as much right as any other applicant to make a claim under the Inheritance act. The Act (or Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to give it its full name) provides spouses, former spouses and children, amongst others, with the right to claim payments from the deceased’s estate on a monthly or capital basis. While the act is usually based on applicants who were being maintained by the … [Read more...]

Free Legal Clinic at ABP EXPO

Free Legal Clinic at ABP EXPO. Glaisyers are pleased to be exhibiting on stand E25 at the ABP EXPO, Event City, Manchester on 15th and 16th March. We hope you come along to say hello and enter our competition. This year we are also holding a free legal clinic where experts from the Glaisyers team will be able to help you with any legal queries you may have. If you would like to book an appointment please email Charlotte Adams via Also not to be missed is our presentation "Glaisyers Top Legal Tips for Body shop Professionals"which is … [Read more...]

New qualification bolsters Costs team offering

Glaisyers Solicitors LLP Costs Lawyer, Michael Fletcher, has become one of the first Chartered Legal Executives to attain CILEx Litigator and Advocate status within civil proceedings. The extended Practice Rights allow Michael to conduct litigation and attend open Court in the County Court and Judge’s Room matters in the High and County Courts. Michael will use his extended rights to develop his costs law and practice offering to clients, notably within the costs budgeting, case and costs management process, meaning that clients can now … [Read more...]

Kathryn Hulmes, Family Solicitor Joins Glaisyers

GLAISYERS EXPANDS WITH NEW FAMILY DEPARTMENT Law firm Glaisyers has expanded and now has a family department with the appointment of Solicitor, Kathryn Hulmes. Having qualified in August 2006, Kathryn spent seven years working as an Associate Solicitor for Rawlison Butler LLP, in Sussex, before returning to her northern roots and joining Gorvins Solicitors in Stockport. She specialises in advising clients on divorce and civil partnership dissolution, financial implications of relationship breakdown, pre and post nuptial/civil … [Read more...]

The Economics of Access to Justice – By Philip Coupe

The Economics of Access to Justice... The legal sector and the world of maths have often sat across the table from one another like family members at a Christmas dinner who don't get on. There is a grudging respect as there has to be but little by way of co-operation. Never has this been more apparent in the current climate of ever decreasing Claimant costs, particularly via the MOJ portal. This has now reached a tipping point where economics now dictates how insurers deal with third party claims rather than the legal obligations. The … [Read more...]

EAT Judgment on Calculating Holiday Pay – By Russell Brown

EAT Judgment on Calculating Holiday Pay. Under the Working Time Directive workers are entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks’ annual leave each year. In the UK, the Working Time Regulations (WTR) provide a domestic right for workers to receive an additional 1.6 weeks’ annual leave. Thus giving workers 5.6 weeks (28 days for those who work five days a week) annual leave each year. For most workers holiday pay is calculated by the rate of one week’s pay for each week of leave. There has historically always been difficultly however when … [Read more...]

After the Event Insurance – By Adrian Dewsbury

After event insurance (ATE) is an increasingly competitive market with numerous different products available. When representing a client you can never underestimate the need for cover should your client not have the benefit of before the event cover. When acting it is crucial to ensure your client is indemnified against Defendants costs and disbursements should the matter fail. Post LASPO (Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act) newer competitive policies have become available on the market with reduced premiums and some with … [Read more...]

Have you considered selling your land to developers? – By David Burrows

Do you own your business premise? Have you considered selling your land to developers? You may be sat on a small fortune that is crying out for a developer. We have all read the press and the outcry about the shortage of housing across the country. Developers want your land, even if your land is classified as a brownfield site, land that has had a previous development on it. Constraints determined by the green belt and the local authority planning process means there is a shortage of developable land. Indeed, many local authorities will prefer … [Read more...]

Dilapidations, Lease Renewals and You – By Hannah Robinson

So the summer has vanished, leaving us with a lot of side-ways rain and fond memories of leaving work in the daylight. It may be all-change with the weather, but autumnal rents are following the falling trend established in the summer. A slightly more stable economy has meant that businesses are confident enough to invest in expansion again. The commercial lease market remains busy for new occupiers and, given the general drop in retail rents, some tenants are choosing to break their current leases in order to renegotiate the terms of their … [Read more...]