Shakespeare Martineau case study

The Search is On By John Tunnard, Legal Director, Shakespeare Martineau Based in the prestigious Queen Square in the heart of Bristol, Shakespeare Martineau is firmly cementing its place as one of the top legal firms in the region.  We provide legal services to business, organisations and families across a myriad of specialisms. After recently joining […]

Inheritance Wars: Secrets to safeguard a farm from family feuds

In England and Wales, the freedom of making a Will under any terms you choose allows assets to be distributed as the Will-maker pleases, unlike in countries such as France, where it is against the law to disinherit your children.   While making a Will has many benefits, the result of this freedom can sometimes cause […]

Probate Delays: Calls for reform and transparency as election nears

Are increasing probate applications affecting backlogs?

As the UK general election approaches, significant concerns have been raised about the persistent issues at the probate registry. Justice Committee Chair Sir Robert Neill KC MP acknowledged the consensus among witnesses that staff levels at the probate office are inadequate. Despite some recent improvements, service quality remains inconsistent, leaving firms struggling to manage their […]

Surge in scams ahead of general election

Cyber scams on firms Increase by 31% during pandemic

As the general election approaches, cyber security specialist Craig Campbell has issued a warning about a surge in scams targeting the public. Historically, significant political events have been fertile ground for cybercriminals, and this year’s election appears to be no exception. Cybercriminals often exploit the heightened political engagement and widespread information sharing that accompany elections. […]

Law Society rebrands Money Laundering Task Force as Economic Crime Task Force

The Law Society of England and Wales’ Money Laundering Task Force has taken on a new name as the Economic Crime Task Force, to reflect its current scope and role. The Economic Crime Task Force new terms of reference are: The role of the Economic Crime Task Force is to advise on all matters relating […]