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  • Why should coal mining affect my house purchase?

    Why should coal mining affect my house purchase?

    On a recent visit to the National Coal Mining Museum a retired miner told me the whole of Yorkshire is held up by steel props. Given the extent of coal mining during and after the industrial revolution this may not be as far fetched as it… Read More

  • Divorcing online in the New Year?

    Divorcing online in the New Year?

    The Ministry of Justice is celebrating the results from a £1bn investment to introduce new technology into the court system. Online divorce was one of several services introduced in the last 12 months. This was in response to… Read More

  • Banks to check account names in bid to combat fraud

    Banks to check account names in bid to combat fraud

    Banks are moving to combat transfer fraud with the introduction of a new system to check account names from next year.  Buyers and sellers of property are targeted by criminals committing ‘authorised push payment’ fraud. The… Read More

  • 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

  • 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