Emsleys Blog

  • Why should you write a will?

    Why should you write a will?

    For many, writing a will is a task we avoid doing. As a solicitor that specialises in wills and probate, I have heard countless excuses for not making a will, from not having anything to leave, to claiming that family members will sort it… Read More

  • ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney – why take the risk?

    ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney – why take the risk?

    Emsleys Solicitors’ Helen Gott warns about the risks of creating a ‘DIY’ Lasting Power of Attorney, following the launch of Solicitors for the Elderly’s campaign on 15 November. In November, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) launched a… Read More

  • Workers and the “gig economy”

    Workers and the “gig economy”

    For those businesses involved in the “gig economy” (which seeks to marry technology with individuals looking to sell their services as self-employed freelancers) an interesting Employment Tribunal case has hit the headlines involving Uber… Read More

  • Emsleys Solicitors expands its legal support function

    Emsleys Solicitors expands its legal support function

    Following a period of growth, Emsleys Solicitors has appointed two new members of staff to its legal support team to be based at the firm’s new head office in Colton, Leeds. Brian Godfrey joins as Head of Finance and Anna Hinchcliffe as… Read More

  • Why should you prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Why should you prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Although it’s not a subject many of us like to spend much time contemplating, research tells us that, as a result of our ageing population, an increasing number of people could lose the mental capacity to manage our own financial affairs.… Read More

  • What's in a name?

    What's in a name?

    When changing your name, there isn’t a strict legal process to do so; you can just simply start using your new name. A legal issue arises, however, if you wish to use your new name on documents such as a passport or driving licence.… Read More

  • Delays to reforms to our Justice system

    Delays to reforms to our Justice system

    Director Andrew Greenwood discusses the news of delays to the introduction of reforms to our Justice system. When Theresa May took over from David Cameron as Prime Minister, she gave her inaugural speech on 13 July 2016. She talked… Read More

  • Disability Discrimination - We need to talk

    Disability Discrimination - We need to talk

    A troubling survey by recruitment business Reed in association with Disability Rights UK has shown that of 300 businesses surveyed: 9% of employers said their business was not able to support an employee with a… Read More