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Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Neither unusual nor unexpected

Esme Pearse - June 20th 2023
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Love thy… Neighbour disputes

Esme Pearse - June 13th 2023
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The tale of the immortal snail

Esme Pearse - May 26th 2023
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Let’s Get It… Out Loud

Esme Pearse - May 24th 2023
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Jennifer Rogers

Esme Pearse - September 12th 2022
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Inheritance and farming businesses: promises, promises

Napthens - June 29th 2018
There have been several recent High Court cases which have been concerned with deciding whether legally binding promises or assurances have been made by farming parents to their children. In both cases, the provisions in the Last Will and Testament of the Deceased parent were overridden by the verbal promises made by them during their lifetime.
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Warning to ‘check for Tree Preservation Order’ before landscaping

Napthens - June 5th 2018
A solicitor is warning landowners to thoroughly check for tree preservation orders (TPO) before carrying out landscaping work, or face large fines.
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Victoria Taylor

Napthens - May 17th 2017
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‘Adequately providing’ for partners after death

Napthens - August 26th 2016
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Lewis v Warner [2016] EWHC 1787 (Ch) is interesting within the context of claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975  on behalf of cohabitees.
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Andrew Holden

Napthens - July 15th 2015
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Contestation warning on DIY wills

Napthens - May 21st 2015
Figures recently released by the High Court show that in 2013 there was a 76% increase in inheritance disputes from those heard by the Court in the previous year.
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Warning over online dispute system

Napthens - February 27th 2015
A Lancashire expert is urging caution over a proposed online system to deal with low-value court cases.
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Napthens - March 10th 2014
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