Williamsons Solicitors News Stories

Byways and green lanes are open to all

Green Lane

Byways and green lanes are part of the English countryside, but walkers, equestrians and cyclists do not always live with off-road vehicles that are also entitled to use them. However, as a High… Read More

Jaguar Land Rover's trademark bid blocked

Land Rover

The careful scrutiny given to trade mark applications applies to multinationals with just the same rigour as it does to modest businesses. In a High Court case on point, a small company successfully… Read More

Is your confidential information at risk?

Data Security 3

Confidential information is the very lifeblood of many businesses and, if it is removed without authority by untrustworthy employees, it can be very hard to retrieve. As one case showed, however… Read More

Elderly at risk of exploitation

Undue influence (crop)

Elderly people who depend on others for companionship and care are vulnerable to exploitation, which is why it is so vital that they have access to independent legal advice. In a case on point, a… Read More

Ill-health retirement, pension and disability

SC

If an employee has to move to part-time work due to his or her disabilities, how does that affect the calculation of his or her pension rights on taking ill-health retirement? The Supreme Court… Read More

Appointing executors

Probate crop

Appointing loved ones as executors of your will may seem the natural thing to do, but there are good reasons why it is sometimes wise to think about also involving professionals. Two sisters fell… Read More

Compensation figure kept from victim

RCJ

Vulnerable accident victims are sometimes very poor at managing money and that can leave them open to exploitation by others. The High Court made that point in granting a novel order that a road… Read More

Accident Victim Must Not Know the Amount of His Compensation, Judge Rules

Vulnerable negligence victims are sometimes very poor at managing money and that can leave them open to exploitation by others. The High Court made that point in granting a novel order that a road… Read More

Ill-Health Retirement, Pension Rights and Disability – Supreme Court Ruling

If an employee has to move to part-time work due to his or her disabilities, how does that affect the calculation of his or her pension rights on taking ill-health retirement? The Supreme Court… Read More

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