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  • Emsleys raises £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Emsleys raises £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Emsleys Solicitors has raised £3,500 for its 2016/17 Charity of the Year, Macmillan Cancer Support. The firm’s charity committee threw themselves into various fundraising activities, including monthly dress down days, a race night… Read More

  • Can I get a ‘quick’ divorce?

    Can I get a ‘quick’ divorce?

    Recently, tabloids have asserted celebrities have obtained divorces in six seconds, while TV documentaries have suggested those with marriages breaking down should book into a divorce hotel to sort out their divorce in 48 hours. Is this too… Read More

  • Emsleys Solicitors appoints new Director

    Emsleys Solicitors appoints new Director

    Emsleys Solicitors has appointed personal injury solicitor John Hutchings as a director. John has 14 years' experience and is an expert in employer’s liability claims and in high value cases relating to brain and… Read More

  • Autumn Budget 2017 and the property industry

    Autumn Budget 2017 and the property industry

    Last week, the Chancellor presented the Autumn Budget 2017 to Parliament – but what does this mean for the property industry? From 22 November 2017, stamp duty land tax (abbreviated to SDLT) has been abolished for first-time buyers… Read More

  • Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Last week, director Andrew Greenwood joined presenter Richard Stead on BBC Radio Leeds for Legal Hour, answering listeners’ various legal enquiries. Q: A friend bought a quad bike from me under the pretext of awaiting a… Read More

  • The rise of the internet: What is an online divorce?

    The rise of the internet: What is an online divorce?

    Plans to modernise the divorce process are now in motion. ‘Digital divorces’ will soon enable those looking to separate from their partner to complete the application process online. Earlier this year, the Courts launched a successful… Read More

  • Claiming compensation after abuse by foster parents

    Judgement was recently handed down by the Supreme Court on the eagerly awaited case of Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60. The claimant in the case was physically and sexually abused by foster parents, having been placed… Read More

  • Six Emsleys lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 2017

    Six Emsleys lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 2017

    Emsleys is celebrating after six of its lawyers were ‘recommended’ in The Legal 500 2017 editorial. Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood, Director Natalie Marrison and solicitor John Hutchings have been recommended for… Read More

  • The case for assisted dying?

    The case for assisted dying?

    Today, the High Court has considered a challenge against the law brought by Noel Conway, a man living with motor neurone disease with a life expectancy of less than 12 months. Mr Conway wants to be able to end his life when… Read More