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End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?
End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?

New rules approved last week could see the end to the large amount of disclosure currently required in Civil Litigation cases. Currently, in most cases, parties are expected to give...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Awards evening Pardoes run awards evenings in which different categories of employee are recognised such as employee of the year and innovator of the year. I am very lucky to work at a firm that...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Mistakes Maketh The (Wo)manWe are all human. We therefore make mistakes. When you are starting your career you make more and as you get more experience you make less (I hope!) The best thing to...

Boundary disputes – an alternative way?
Boundary disputes – an alternative way?

Unfortunately, boundary disputes, particularly in a residential context, tend to be acrimonious and although the increased use in mediation has improved the situation so that technically there are no...

What rights do I have to a share of a house?
What rights do I have to a share of a house?

People who live together, be it friends, unmarried partners or as more and more often the case, adult children, and parents, often believe that as a result of the cohabitation they have some...

I give you my word (verbal boundary agreements)
I give you my word (verbal boundary agreements)

It has long been understood that binding contracts in relation to land have to be in writing (section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989). However, it is important to...

Allotments de-listed as asset of community value
Allotments de-listed as asset of community value

The First Tier Tribunal has held that land used as allotments and listed as an asset of community value (ACV) by Ribble Valley Borough Council should be de-listed to allow for its use as part of a...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Wardrobe malfunctionsSo I had survived my first Court case with only very nearly being held in contempt of Court - I am going to call that a success. It felt good, I had been in the job six months...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Making it rain (part 2) As promised, here are some more tips on becoming a Harvey Specter level closer and making it rain:- 4. Try and get hold of the attendee list beforehand. Most organisers...