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Disputed Wills: What are the rights of a long-term partner excluded from a will signed before their relationship?

Our Disputed Wills team have accepted instructions from a client whose late mother’s Estate is subject to a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Our client is the sole beneficiary of her mother’s estate under a Will signed three years before her mother met her long term partner, with whom […]

Housing Law: Legal aid change may help tenants’ rights

During April 2013, the Government changed the law on housing legal aid, and in doing so, reduced the types of cases for which we can we can help. They did, however, also make a change which can sometimes assist our clients defend a possession claim on their home. If a landlord is seeking possession of […]

Personal injury team attempt to secure compensation for victim of road traffic accident

Our Personal Injury team have accepted instructions from a 19-year-old man who has undergone an above knee amputation as a result of serious injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The case raises a number of complex issues including the psychological effects on our client of both the accident and his injuries, his future loss […]

Disputed Wills: Your rights as an unmarried cohabitee against deceased partner’s estate

Our Disputed Wills team have accepted instructions from a client whose long term partner recently passed away without leaving provision for her in his will. Recent legislative changes mean the law has begun to reflect the realities of modern day life and allows unmarried cohabitees to bring claims for reasonable financial provision against their deceased […]

Keoghs Nicholls Lindsell & Harris Solicitors secure substantial settlement for elderly lady

Our Medical and Clinical Negligence team have obtained a substantial settlement for an elderly lady, who endured significant suffering after a swab was left in her abdomen during surgery. As a result of the retained swab our client underwent a further operation. She also suffered profound side effects including infection, sepsis and urinary incontinence. The […]