Emsleys Blog

  • 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

  • What is a finding of fact hearing?

    What is a finding of fact hearing?

    A new Practice Direction has come into effect once again giving guidance as to when finding of fact hearings should take place. However, what is a finding of fact hearing? If a couple separate and cannot agree on who their children are… 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

  • CICA failing abuse survivors

    On 1 October, the BBC reported that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is to be investigated amid concerns it is failing survivors of child sexual abuse. According to the article, hundreds of vulnerable people… Read More

  • Legal phone-in: Round up

    Legal phone-in: Round up

    Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood returned to the radio on Thursday for BBC Radio Leeds’ legal phone-in. He joined presenter Richard Stead, answering a series of legal queries from listeners – if you missed it, a… Read More

  • What is a limitation period?

    What is a limitation period?

    A limitation period is a time period during which a claim can be made.   The time limits are set out in an Act called the Limitation Act and this Act defines a variety of time periods which are applicable depending on the claim… Read More

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney – a warning?

    Lasting Powers of Attorney – a warning?

    Former senior judge of the Court of Protection Denzil Lush recently commented on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), warning that they may leave the elderly at risk of financial abuse. However, when put into context, Lush’s fears most… Read More