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The Future of Farming & Rural Business

Rural economies throughout Europe, not just the UK, have been neglected politically for years, and the people living and working in them are angry and upset for having been ignored. From Brexit in the UK, the “Gilets Jaunes” movement in France and the Five Star...

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You’ve made an offer – what now?

If you research house buying online you will find many websites and blogs give helpful advice on the practical aspects but don’t explain the process after you have found the property you want to call home. Instead, they often simply refer to the ‘complicated legal...

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International Women’s Day

Every year for the past 110 years, there has been a day dedicated to bringing awareness to the rights of women.  It is only since 1975, though, that the United Nations recognised the day and adopted 8th March as International Women’s Day (IWD).  Each year since, the...

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British Pie Week

Monday 4th March – Sunday 10th March Tough Job, But Someone’s Got to Do It … Ah, what could be more comforting than a great British pie? Last week, staff in a couple of our offices volunteered to do some baking and, purely in the interests of research, Katie and I set...

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A Guide to Wills when Buying a Home

Buying in your sole name For many people, a house is the most expensive asset they will ever own and buying one, especially for the first time, can be a daunting and stressful experience. In addition to the long checklist of ‘things to do’, it is important to remember...

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St Valentine of Rome

Patron saint of lovers, epileptics, bee keepers and plague Who was Saint Valentine? That’s a question surrounded in mystery as there were several; however, three Saint Valentines are associated with 14th February: A Roman priest; A bishop of Interamna (Terni, Italy);...

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Co-habitation … What Are Your Rights?

The biggest misconception most couples have is surrounding the rights that they may have against their partner if they are cohabiting and are not married. A recent survey carried out by National Centre for Social Research, released in January 2019, confirmed that...

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International Surrogacy – What to expect

Embarking on a surrogacy arrangement abroad can be daunting for any couple wishing to engage in the process.  There are lots of things that the intended parents need to consider to ensure that the process runs smoothly. As it currently stands, there is no single legal...

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South West SFE and SOLLA Hold First National Joint Event

On Thursday, 24th January 2019, Emma Gray, an Associate Solicitor at Everys, and Ian Evans, Head of Later Life Advice at Five Ways Financial Planning, organised the first ever national joint Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)...

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Looking to Dazzle at DASLS

Emma Gray and Elle West shortlisted for DASLS Awards  We are delighted to announce that Emma Gray and Elle West have been shortlisted for the Solicitor of the Year and Rising Star categories of the 2019 Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards. Emma Gray, Associate...

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Surrogacy outside the UK

The main countries that permit altruistic surrogacy include Australia, Canada (save for Quebec, where all surrogacy contracts are unenforceable), Georgia, Greece, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  In those countries commercial surrogacy is illegal. The popular...

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What is a parental order?

To begin with, it is important to point out that a parental order is not about access to surrogacy.  The granting of a parental order affects the transfer of parental responsibility and legal parenthood to the commissioning/intended parent of a child born out of a...

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Medical Negligence & Surrogacy

Surrogacy law not only comes into play when intended parents wish to engage in a surrogacy arrangement, it can also be considered when determining the damages claim where there has been a missed diagnosis or a late diagnosis.  In the case of XX v Whittington NHS Trust...

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Sperm and Egg Donation Facts

Clinics If you are considering providing your eggs or sperm to someone who is not your partner to help them conceive, then it is important to be clear where you stand legally and to also be aware as to what you can do to protect yourself. If you are contemplating...

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