Law firm enters new era with change of management team

Boutique law firm, Hugh Jones Solicitors, has announced leadership changes to implement the next phase of its strategic journey. The Manchester-based Court of Protection and private client niche firm has appointed Liz Hughes to managing director, as the current MD Rachel Dobson retires, staying on as a consultant Director and remaining a shareholder and mentor […]

Is your vacant property protected?

Do you currently own a property that is vacant? If the answer is yes, then do you have it protected? A vacant property is always more susceptible to damage and natural issues compared to an occupied one. Leaky pipes, blocked gutters, weather damage, broken exterior, garden overgrowth, are a few of the many problems that […]

Case commentary: Fellner v Cleall

Fellner v Cleall

Removing an executor and obtaining costs – Fellner v Cleall [2021] EWHC 3599 (Ch) The dispute A recent case heard in the High Court demonstrates the risks which personal representatives face in proceeding to obtain a grant when there is an ongoing will dispute and in the face of opposition from the beneficiaries. I recently […]

The risks of ransomware – another UK legal firm fined nearly £100K

Ransomware

Fines are one of the consequences of becoming infected with ransomware. Criminal defence firm Tuckers Solicitors is the latest business to have been hit with a significant fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Their penalty was nearly £100K – a significant sum and a result of the ICO deciding that insufficient measures had been taken to protect […]

Law Society responds to LSB business plan 2022/23

The Legal Services Board (LSB) published its 2022-2023 business plan on Wednesday, outlining it will continue to focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) and technology and innovation in the profession. Law Society of England and Wales president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We welcome the LSB’s continued focus on D&I and technology and innovation, which align […]