Emsleys Blog

  • 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

  • More legal protection offered for unmarried couples

    More legal protection offered for unmarried couples

    A new change in the law is set to offer more legal protection for unmarried couples. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 enabled same sex couples to enter into a civil partnership, whilst the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 allowed same… Read More

  • Moldovan convoy success

    Moldovan convoy success

    Our convoy volunteers have returned to the office after delivering aid in Moldova over the last two weeks. Trainee Solicitor Alice Waddell and Litigation Executive Jim Clark drove almost 4,000 miles as they transported and delivered… Read More

  • Does the UK have an asbestos problem?

    Does the UK have an asbestos problem?

    According to risk management firm Lucion Services, the UK needs tighter asbestos controls in schools, workplaces and public buildings. The company’s white paper reported that European countries such as the Netherlands, France and… Read More