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13 Sep 2017

Monkey Business is Serious Business – US Copyright Case

Monkey Business: this idiom typically relates to silliness or foolishness. The irony of the phrase is surely not lost on David Slater, the photographer who has been dragged through a two year legal battle with PETA over copyright.

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12 Sep 2017

Family Disputes – the inheritance a family doesn’t want…

A commonly held belief is that a person can give their worldly assets away on death to whoever they like. Sadly the law makes it more complicated.

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12 Sep 2017

The Gift That Keeps On Giving?

Last month Macmillan Cancer Support's latest accounts were published and show that income from legacies left to the charity in individual’s Wills has risen by more than 20% from £64 million in 2015 to £77 million in 2016.

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11 Sep 2017

CICA and false claims - a rock and a hard place?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has been in the press on a number of occasions over the last couple of weeks about compensation paid out to abuse victims in cases where the allegations have later been exposed as false.

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11 Sep 2017

Re-registering the Hatches

A recent article in a regional English newspaper that has been doing the rounds on Facebook has caused some concern for parents who think they have to re-register the birth of their child if they married after the birth of the child.

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