We are currently acting for the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) and a red meat slaughterhouse in an appeal to the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the application of section 9 of the Food Safety Act 1990....Read More
A judge once ordered the return of two little girls to their mother. They had been with their father for 14 months and he cared for them when their mother left to live with someone else. The judge decided that...Read More
We acted for the owner of an estate in the completion of a settlement agreement with a farm tenant which involved the following: Serving notice on the farm tenant to terminate the existing lease under the Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA)...Read More
Our Estate Administration & Probate team acted as executors with a lay executor for a generous patron who lived in the Chester area, who loved his cats and wanted to be cremated with the remains of his former feline companions....Read More
We acted for a limited company who were facing a substantial claim from an engineering and construction company for alleged breach of contract. We were instructed to defend the claim and after assessing the legal position we were able to...Read More
We represented a group of landowners in the multi million pound sale of their land to a national house builder. The land had the benefit of outline planning permission for 196 houses and was split in to two parcels. There...Read More
Our Estate Administration & Probate team were approached by the executor and main beneficiary of a home-made Will where the person who died was a neighbour with considerable wealth, but had no family and had become good friends with our...Read More
A covenant that is placed on a property in a previous transaction and binds the land and anyone who takes that land, can have great financial implications, though often disregarded by clients as ‘just on paper’ until the real implications...Read More
We acted in relation to a dispute between a successful company who supplied fixings and other products in the building industry. A complex dispute arose involving issues of contract and the terms of a consignment agreement. The other party to...Read More
We acted for an insolvency practitioner who had been appointed as the trustee in bankruptcy of a bankruptcy estate. We were instructed to issue proceedings for possession and sale of a property registered in the joint names of the bankrupt...Read More
A client who was a doctor suffered from a latex allergy and due to a latex teat being given to her during breastfeeding after the birth of her baby, she went into acute shock. This made her even more anxious...Read More
An elderly client wanted to make a will and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) but due to a fall needed a home visit as she had fractured a bone in her leg. The medication prescribed also caused some confusion which...Read More
Our 11 year old client was involved in an accident at school during a PE lesson due to lack of supervision. He broke his leg and the school firmly denied responsibility for the accident. As cases involving children giving evidence...Read More
Our Estate Administration & Probate team acted as executors for a generous patron of the arts and science in the Manchester area who was also an avid collector of fine art. He left most of his estate to a number...Read More
We advised a client with a long lease on a residential property concerning breaches of covenant by an occupational tenant. There were two issues: a) Damage to the property and unpaid rent from the occupational tenant; b) The management company’s...Read More
We act for a particular client who owns a number of separate businesses operating within the healthcare sector. Our client asked if we could provide practical training to the managers of each individual business, to enable them to properly deal...Read More
We advised the family of a farmer on how to distribute the farmhouse and land so that everyone had an equal share following his death. A Will had been made but not updated in many years and it didn’t reflect...Read More
Our Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity team acted on behalf of a client who was in his 90’s, with full capacity, who had appointed his step daughter as his attorney. When it came to registering the Lasting Power of Attorney...Read More
We acted for executors following the death of the farmer and worked alongside property valuers in claiming and negotiating agricultural and business property reliefs with the Inland Revenue. This maximised the value of the farmer’s estate, which was to pass...Read More
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