Legal Matters

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Company insolvency stats continue to defy gravity but IVA increase shows personal finances are taking a hit

Insolvency figures released today* by the Government’s Insolvency Service show a 20% drop in corporate insolvencies compared to March last year, and a 37% drop compared to March 2019. Conversely, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs), used by individuals in personal financial difficulty, were up 24% for the three months to

Law firm announces promotion for leading lawyer

Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett has strengthened its Regulatory and Corporate Defence (RCD) team with the promotion of one of the region’s leading criminal regulatory lawyers Meghan Waldron. The firm is delighted to announce her promotion to Senior Associate. Specialising in defending businesses and individuals facing investigation or prosecution

Care proceedings specialist appointed director at Huddersfield law firm

Huddersfield law firm Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co has announced the promotion of Children and Care Proceedings specialist Shelley McLachlan to director. Shelley joined the firm in 2014 after achieving a First-Class Law Degree followed by a Master’s in Law and Practice. In 2016 Ms McLachlan qualified as a

People encouraged to take a powerful stand

The Care Campaign for the Vulnerable have called for an inquiry to investigate the extent of non-consensual ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ orders (DNR) given to elderly and vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. With many families expressing their sadness and dismay about how their dying relatives’ wishes went unheard, a Yorkshire

Lawyer warns a dispute with your neighbour could stop you from selling your home

A Wakefield-based lawyer is warning that arguments with your neighbour could cause problems when it’s time to sell your home and knock thousands off the sale price. Newport Land and Law advise that following a full year of getting to know our neighbours better than ever before during multiple

Legal firm launches initiative to support lockdown start-ups

Harrogate-based law firm, Consilia Legal has announced a new initiative providing business protection advice to Yorkshire-based businesses launched during lockdown with plans to upscale. The specialist Employment Law team at the boutique firm will be offering legal advice on the vital areas of employment law in a bid to support

Homebuyers armed with advice are undeterred by cladding concerns

Despite concerns surrounding cladding on apartment buildings, demand still exists for homes in affected developments, which has been bolstered by new government guidelines recently being announced. However, a leading residential conveyancing lawyer says buyers and sellers must be vigilant, and check the building has the right paperwork is in place