Emsleys Blog

  • Asbestos: Exposing South Africa’s problem

    Asbestos: Exposing South Africa’s problem

    For over 100 years South Africa was the third largest exporter of asbestos and hundreds of thousands of people have died as a direct result of exposure to asbestos originating from South Africa’s mines. Asbestos occurs naturally in… Read More

  • Is the use of asbestos still legal in other countries?

    Is the use of asbestos still legal in other countries?

    Despite strong scientific and medical evidence endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that asbestos causes cancer, the substance is still legal in over 100 countries. The UK banned the use of asbestos in 1999 however it may… Read More

  • Can Japanese knotweed be a problem when buying a house?

    Can Japanese knotweed be a problem when buying a house?

    What is Japanese knotweed? Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a tall, fast-growing Japanese plant, with bamboo-like stems and small white flowers. Although it has been grown as an ornamental, it tends to become an aggressive… Read More

  • The Legal 500 2018-19 rankings revealed

    The Legal 500 2018-19 rankings revealed

    We’re delighted to be recommended for our work in claimant personal injury, family law and personal tax, trusts and probate in the latest edition of The Legal 500. The independent guide surveys over 250,000 corporate counsel each… Read More

  • Canada bans asbestos and joins 62 other countries

    Canada bans asbestos and joins 62 other countries

    The World Health Organisation classified all forms of asbestos as substances known to cause cancer over 30 years ago. The potential for asbestos to cause serious injury to workers’ lungs was first noted in the 1920s and the… Read More

  • Are you cohabiting? Should you consider making a will?

    Are you cohabiting? Should you consider making a will?

    There are over three million cohabiting families in the UK. With cohabiting being the fastest growing type of family structure, this number is set to rise. Many people assume that their assets will automatically pass to their… Read More

  • Emsleys wins prestigious Residential Property Award

    Emsleys wins prestigious Residential Property Award

    We’re proud to announce our Conveyancing team has won the Residential Property Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018. The ceremony took place on Thursday 11th October and celebrated the achievements of Yorkshire’s leading… Read More

  • What is a no win, no fee claim?

    What is a no win, no fee claim?

    Personal injury and industrial disease compensation claims are often ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements. This means you will not have to pay any legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful. ‘No win, no fee’ may also be referred to as a… Read More