Six out of 10 people admit to never checking their home’s flood risk by Landmark Information

| | Newsletters, January 2020
7 January
Jan 7
7th January 2020

Tony Rollason, Regional Manager, Landmark Information  www.landmark.co.uk   People in Great Britain are still not checking the flood risk of their homes, in spite of increased incidents of flood events across the country.   62% of respondents to a YouGov survey, which was commissioned by property data company Landmark Information Group, stated that they have never checked the flood risk level of their home.   The survey found that people in Scotland are the least likely to have carrie...

Empty Properties over the Christmas Holiday by sponsor Unoccupied Direct

| | Newsletters, January 2020
7 January
Jan 7
7th January 2020

In this article, Wayne Shinn, Business Development Executive for specialist unoccupied property insurance provider Unoccupied Direct, shares his tips on checking a property that has been standing empty over the Christmas holidays.   It’s January. Welcome back to work. Your brain feels foggy, you’ve had far too many mince pies and naps by the fire. Nothing on your desk has moved since last year, your inbox counter has reached triple figures.   It’s tempting to begin the trawl through ...

FROM HMC&TS - Court procedure for confidential contact details

| | Newsletters, January 2020
7 January
Jan 7
7th January 2020

Please adopt the following practice if your client wishes to keep their contact details confidential:   Applications submitted by e-mail   If you are filing an application by e-mail please send the C8 Confidential Contact Details form as a separate attachment. Provide an alert in the e-mail that a party has confidential contact details.   Applications submitted by post   In your covering letter please provide an alert that a party has confidential contact details.   Subsequent correspondence with the court   Please ensure that any confidential contact details are redacted.   Click here for a copy of the letter from HM Courts & Tribunals Service.   3 D...

News from the Devon & Somerset Junior Lawyers' Division new Committee

| | Newsletters, January 2020
7 January
Jan 7
7th January 2020

As 2019 drew to a close, a new year for the Junior Lawyers' Division got off to a festive start following November's AGM and elections. November saw the election of the new JLD committee; made up of 10 representatives from 8 different law firms based across Devon & Somerset.    The elections were held during the JLD AGM, hosted by Oddfellows in Exeter. It was a well-attended and enjoyable evening.  Whilst a small number of committee members return from last year's committee, it is grea...

Why do solicitors need a charity?

| | Newsletters, January 2020
7 January
Jan 7
7th January 2020

    Have you ever wondered why solicitors need a charity? After all, legal professionals are successful, wealthy and live a stable lifestyle, right?   You're probably shaking your head at this moment thinking, this sentiment doesn't quite reflect reality. And you'd be right. The truth is, lawyers are vulnerable to life's hazards like everyone else. Simply being a lawyer doesn't shield you from illness, accidents, family breakup, job loss or bereavement and more.   With this in mind, ...

Are you a procrastinator? by LawCare

| | Newsletters, January 2020
7 January
Jan 7
7th January 2020

Many of us will be familiar with procrastinating - putting off or avoiding a task that needs to be done. If often seems as if the more we have to do, the more we procrastinate. There are two types of procrastination, active and passive.   Active procrastinators work better under pressure, they may choose to leave a task until it’s right down to the wire because they thrive on adrenaline.   Passive procrastinators do so to the detriment of their performance. According to a 2013 study proc...

President's Review - Nigel Lyons

| | Newsletters, November 2019
31 October
Oct 31
31st October 2019

Dear All   Gosh this year is now galloping by. The clocks went back last month and before long it will be Christmas.   I have certainly had an exciting few months travelling to visit a number of the local law societies.     I had a great time at the Plymouth Law Society (PLS) annual dinner at the beginning of October. It was very enjoyable to go back to the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. Returning to the hotel brought back many happy memories. I had my annual dinner there when I was the PLS ...

Aston Court News introducing Sasha and Christmas 2019/New Year 2020 Opening Hours

| | Newsletters, November 2019
31 October
Oct 31
31st October 2019

The last Newsletter of 2019 and another DASLS year draws to a close. It’s been business as usual at Aston Court with the ebb and flow of events through the year and the highlight of the spectacular Legal Awards at Exeter Cathedral. Plans for the 2020 event are well in hand. Those who attended the soft launch Sneak Peek event recently will have heard how the Awards have impacted on those that have taken part:   ““Winning the awards had an obvious and immediate impact on the firm. In an a...

National Law Society Excellence Awards 2019 - congratulations to ...

| | Newsletters, November 2019
31 October
Oct 31
31st October 2019

Our congratulations to Bartons Marine Department and Ian Walker of Family Law and Mediation Ltd for being Highly Commended in Excellence in Client Service and Practice Manager of the Year respectively.   Lee Hassall Bartons Marine Department Ian Walker with Law Society President Simon Davis ...

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