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Diagnosed with an illness caused by asbestos but I don’t remember being exposed to it – what do I do?

You may be surprised to know that many people diagnosed with an illness caused by asbestos such as mesothelioma do not know where their asbestos exposure may have come from. Most people now recognise... Read full article

The hidden problem of abuse against the elderly

Older people today are at an increased risk of financial abuse – it’s a largely hidden crime that takes place behind closed doors but with an ever-ageing population, evidence suggests it’s a... Read full article

Employer’s guide – how do I get my essential workers tested for Covid-19?

If a member of your staff, who is deemed an essential worker, is required to self-isolate in line with Covid-19 guidance, you should refer them for testing as soon as possible. Being able to... Read full article

Why a Lasting Power of Attorney isn’t just for old people.

There’s no doubt about it, TV presenter Kate Garraway – like so many other people affected by the ongoing pandemic – has had the most awful year. Her husband, Derek Draper, remains seriously... Read full article

Advising older clients – why it pays to take specialist advice

They are among the most important decisions you will ever have to make – how to finance your later years and provide for your family when you are no longer here.  Some of us may also be... Read full article

Working from home: what are my rights as an employee?

As the UK continues its efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, widespread working from home has become the new normal for many. So, what are your legal rights as a homeworker, even if it’s only... Read full article

Making a Will – why the value of a solicitor always beats an online bargain

In the middle of a pandemic, with many of us working from home or with more time on our hands than normal, it’s hard not to notice that TV and radio advertisements for online Wills seem to be at an... Read full article

Should I include my pet in my Will?

As a nation of animal lovers, most pet owners understand that when you take on responsibility for another creature’s life that responsibility continues until their life ends. But what happens when... Read full article

Positive news for seriously injured Claimants requiring special accommodation

Some fantastic news at long last for seriously injured Claimants following a Court of Appeal judgment on 9th October 2020 in the case of Swift v Carpenter. In cases involving serious injuries... Read full article

Working from home: what are my obligations as an employer?

As the UK continues its efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19, the number of people working exclusively from home is inevitably rising. With different areas of the country going in and out of... Read full article

What is the new Job Support Scheme, and how does it work?

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, commonly known as the Furlough Scheme, will be replaced from 1 November 2020 by the Job Support Scheme. The new Scheme is designed to protect jobs... Read full article

Thinking about a post-lockdown divorce? You’re not alone

The number of couples considering divorce has increased since the Covid-19 lockdown, according to statistics from several different sources. Spending an increased amount of time together is great... Read full article

Webinar: Video Wills – how do they work?

BOOK YOUR PLACE  Join BRACE & Wards Solicitors to find out about the new option of video Wills. Thurs 15 October 2020 14:00 – 15:00  Free to attend About this event Due to Covid-19, the... Read full article

We are unmarried but our relationship has broken down…..what are my next steps?

During these difficult times, relationships are under even more pressure than usual.  We often see a rise in enquiries following the Christmas period when families have spent a great deal of time... Read full article

No dramas – putting the record straight on Lasting Powers of Attorney

There are now more than four million Lasting Powers of Attorneys registered in England and Wales – evidence that a growing number of people are recognising the importance of putting this valuable... Read full article

Top tips: What you need to know before you sign a settlement agreement

Losing your job often goes hand in hand with being asked to sign a settlement agreement – a legally binding document recording your confirmation you won’t pursue a claim against your employer in... Read full article

How a collaborative divorce lawyer can make all the difference

Divorce is tough. But choosing a collaborative lawyer to help you through the process can make a significant difference to what is an understandably emotional experience. As one divorcee, who had... Read full article

Leaving your job – getting the right settlement agreement

A settlement agreement is a legally binding way to bring an employment relationship to an end.  It’s a no-risk method of achieving a clean break on agreed terms. Entirely voluntary, the aim is... Read full article

What do the complex new possession rules for residential landlords mean?

Landlords seeking to repossess a property are now required to provide information about how their tenant’s position has been affected by Covid-19 in their claim. If they don’t, judges have the... Read full article

Witnessing Will signatures via video temporarily legalised

New rules making it legal for Wills to be witnessed remotely, via video link, will come into force in September in England and Wales. The change to the law, which will be backdated to 31 January... Read full article
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Update: Covid-19 arrangements from 5 November 2020

Wards Solicitors remains very much open for business despite the new restrictions. We are still able to take on new cases.

However, we are no longer able to arrange face to face meetings with clients except in a very few individual and emergency cases. The doors to our offices are locked in accordance with government advice. We are however available for video call and telephone meetings.

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