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New look and website for Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new look and website. Over the past 50 years we have built a strong reputation for delivering pragmatic and clear advice and we felt now was the right time to give ourselves a new look. The bold logo embodies the modern and forward thinking law firm…
Private Client Services
Why choose a Professional Executor?
When making a Will one of the decisions you need to make is who to appoint as the executor or executors. This role is often an afterthought as most people making a Will will primarily be thinking about who gets what in their Will and not who is going to do all the administration work.…
Private Client Services
What does ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’ mean on death?
When I meet with clients to discuss a deceased relative’s estate and ask if they know if the property they co-owned with their husband/wife was owned as ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’ I am often told that they own the freehold so they are not ‘tenants’ or simply that they are both on the…
WHAT AM I CONSENTING TO DOCTOR?
Today there is more of a patient-centred focus to medical advice and decision making – gone are the days when what the doctor thought best was acceptable. Now the patient has a right to be involved and understand the options and risks of his or her treatment. Anne Maguire, Head of Personal Injury explains that…
FROM APRIL 2018, A NEW LEGAL STANDARD FOR MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY WILL APPLY TO RENTED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.
Darren Millis, Head of Commercial Property looks at this new legislation in more detail and how this will affect Landlords. What is the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES)? The minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) was introduced in March 2015 by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. The MEES Regulations originate…
An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights – Trade Marks
A trade mark allows a company or business to protect a mark, which distinguishes its product or brand allowing it to be easily recognisable to its customers. Danielle Austin explains the key aspects of a trade mark. What is a trade mark? Under the Trade Marks Act 1994 a trade mark is any sign capable…