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Protect ‘bank of mum and dad’ investments

Parents who loan their children money towards a home deposit are being urged to do more to protect their investment as new research shows the sums being lent are becoming ever larger. The warning comes from legal expert, Gillian Graveson, who said ma...

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney

Have you been advised to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, but don’t know what one is or why you would ever need one? Here, Anna-Marie Knipe, partner and expert in private client services for the elderly at Preston-based law firm Birchall Blackburn L...

Christmas opening hours

Our office front doors won’t be open between Christmas and the New Year, but many of our staff will be working throughout the Christmas period and will be happy to help you. Happy Christmas!...

Creating a dementia friendly workplace

Cathy MacCracken, partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, discusses what the firm has done to create a dementia friendly workplace. We understand how daunting it can be for people to visit a solicitor’s office for the first time, so to come when you have...

What are digital assets?

Kristina Smith, private client partner at Birchall Blackburn Law and STEP appointed practitioner, looks at what digital assets are and how people can include them in their will.  What are my digital assets? Like many people, you probably spend a chun...

Are prenups just for the wealthy?

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, the media has speculated on whether they will sign a prenuptial agreement. Partner and expert in family law at Birchall Blackburn Law, Gillian Graveson explains why you may consider entering a pr...

Vaginal mesh implants should be banned

Mesh implants that are currently used to treat pelvic organ prolapse should be banned in England, says the health watchdog NICE. In April (2017) it was reported that more than 800 UK women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vag...

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Better rights for unmarried couples after death of long-term partners

Unmarried partners in long-term relationship have had their rights improved after the death of a par...

Creating a dementia friendly workplace

Cathy MacCracken, partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, discusses what the firm has done to create a de...

What are digital assets?

Kristina Smith, private client partner at Birchall Blackburn Law and STEP appointed practitioner, lo...

Are prenups just for the wealthy?

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, the media has speculated on whether they will...

Vaginal mesh implants should be banned

Mesh implants that are currently used to treat pelvic organ prolapse should be banned in England, sa...

Mesothelioma damages must cover cost of new immunotherapy treatment

Model Tomlin order for settlement of future immunotherapy claims Fiona Hendry, mesothelioma speciali...