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Compulsory ADR

The Civil Justice Council has reported that mandatory ADR is compatible with Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and therefore lawful. The report was commissioned by the master of the rolls, a keen advocate for ADR, and is hopefully going to lead to a major change to dispute resolution. Whilst mediation has […]

Access Problem – Solved…

When Mr and Mrs P came to sell their property they discovered they had an unexpected and rather difficult problem – they had no right of access to the house! Despite the fact that the property had been accessed for in excess of 20 years via a short driveway from the main road leading to […]

A Nice Review

It is always nice to get good feedback from our clients, as with these kind words from a client of Andrew Marsden at our Batley office. If you have been involved in an accident you might be entitled to claim compensation. Why not contact Andrew today to find out, on 01924 473065, [email protected], or via […]

Successful Outcome

Mr E’s life was literally turned upside down when the car he was a passenger in was flipped upside down by negligent driving. The driver unfortunately failed to safely control the vehicle, causing Mr E to be left with both physical and psychological injuries. Thanks to Andrew Marsden at our Batley office, Mr E is […]

RIGHTS OF WAY AND BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Often we find ourselves in difficult positions when looking to gain access maintain or properties, or to replace boundary structures or extend. Our neighbours can become our enemies and tensions can rise high. A simple assessment of your deeds, legal rights, extent of ownership and remedies available by us, can in turn lead to amicable […]

STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY

You may or may not be aware that the stamp duty holiday for nil stamp duty payable for properties bought for between £250-500,000 has come to an end now but the stamp duty holiday for properties purchased as a main residence up to £250,000 is still nil until the end of September this year. It […]

BAN ON EVICTIONS LIFTED

01 June 2021 marked an important change in the world of residential Landlord & Tenant possession proceedings The Section 21 Notice that was extended to a 6 month notice was reduced to 4 month notice The Section 8 Notice that was also extended to a 4 week notice requiring 6 months’ arrears was reduced to […]

SEPTIC TANKS – THE LEGAL CHANGES YOU SHOULD KNOW!

If you are buying a property that has a septic tank you must make sure that the septic tank discharges into a sewage system or a soakaway has been installed as otherwise you will get a nasty shock and possibly a fine upon purchase, as by law this should have been done by the 1.1.20. […]

A Nice Review For Andrew Marsden

Andrew Marsden at our Batley office recently successfully concluded a personal injury claim for Mrs D who suffered significant injuries after tripping over a defect in a footpath in Brighouse town centre. Having investigated her claim Andrew put full details of the case to Calderdale Council who are responsible for the safe upkeep of the […]

Count To Ten

Social media is great. It is an easy way to keep in contact with friends and family, arrange things, tell people about your business, etc…..and most importantly share photographs of what you are having for tea ( it is what it was invented for!). But, sometimes posts are not always about the positive and happy […]