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Challenge a Will

July 23 2018

There are rare circumstances in which a last will and testament can be contested. These reasons can vary from feeling as though you should have been a beneficiary, to fraudulent activity in the creation of the will. If this can be proved, under UK law you are permitted to contest a will. As an accredited solicitor qualified to deal with Wills and Probate in Leeds, Grahame Stowe-Bateson have created a list of the valid grounds which a will can be contested upon. Click here to read more

The Dark Relationship Between Domestic Violence and the World Cup

June 29 2018

We’re over halfway through the 2018 World Cup in Russia and it has been a tournament of many ups and downs for fans around the world. Specifically, in Leeds, fans have gathered in communal areas such as Millennium Square and the Original Oak in Headingley to show their support for what has been a positive campaign so far. Click here to read more

Spring and Summer the Main time to Move

June 26 2018

Being a well-recognised law firm in Leeds, Grahame Stowe-Bateson understand that moving or selling a home can become a daunting task, especially when choosing the right time of year to do it. Click here to read more

‘Same Roof’ rule faces challenges

June 12 2018

A woman who was sexually abused by her stepfather is challenging the ‘same roof’ victim compensation rule in English and Welsh courts. The woman, who for legal reasons is known as JT, was abused by her stepfather from when she was four up until the age of 16. The law currently prevents victims who were living under the ‘same roof’ as that of their attacker from claiming compensation, if the abuse occurred before 1979. Click here to read more

Moped Crime increases

June 05 2018

Moped crime is on the increase in the UK, with this type of crime particularly prevalent in the country’s capital. Recent figures obtained by the BBC highlight just how steep the rise has been, with more than 23,000 occurring last year compared to 827 in 2012. High profile victims such as Michael McIntyre, who was robbed whilst picking his children up from school in north-west London this month, have further highlighted the frequency of this kind of attack. Click here to read more

Why might you need a property lawyer?

May 31 2018

Moving to a new house can be an incredibly exciting time, but also a very stressful one as many legal documents need to be completed properly along the way. It’s important that all aspects of the buying and selling process are dealt with quickly and efficiently so that a sale does not fall through or get held up due to incorrect paperwork. Click here to read more

Is Now the Perfect Time to Alter the Current Mental Health Act?

May 30 2018

In our history of dealing with mental health incidents in Leeds and surrounding areas at Grahame Stowe-Bateson, we understand the frustrations that are experienced by those who are detained under the act against their will. 1983’s Mental Health Act gives authorities the power to prescribe treatment for those deemed to fit within the classifications of the illness. Click here to read more

New Whiplash Bill Could Leave Innocent Crash Victims Out of Pocket

May 25 2018

Personal injury claims made by victims of a crash or motoring incident caused by a negligent or drunk driver are set to potentially receive reduced pay-outs from insurance firms, due to a recent government reform. Click here to read more

Latest Changes to Employment Law

May 17 2018

Whilst most of these laws have already come into effect, some of them may have gone under the radar within your workplace. As a result, it is imperative that you are aware of these changes to ensure compliance with the most recent legislation. Click here to read more

How does divorce affect you in England if it occurred overseas?

April 27 2018

If your divorce was dealt with in a foreign country, there may be circumstances that can affect your freedom to legally remarry in England. In addition to this, it can cause discrepancies with regards to welfare status, wills and probate, and other financial obligations. Click here to read more

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