October 2019

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May 2019

Introducing Edwards Duthie Shamash

May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Criminal Blog, Dispute Resolution Blog, Edwards Duthie Shamash News, Family Blog, Housing and Social Welfare Blog, Medical Negligence Blog, Personal Injury Blog, Property, Wills and Probate Blog|

As Senior partner of Edwards Duthie Shamash, I am delighted to inform you that Edwards Duthie Shamash is to merge with another firm of solicitors, Steel & Shamash, in June 2019.

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

Supreme Court Ruling on disclosure of old or minor offences

February 6th, 2019|Blog, Criminal Blog, Edwards Duthie Shamash News|

A landmark case by the Supreme Court has ruled that the current laws on disclosure of criminal records is ‘plainly disproportionate’. As a result of this ruling many thousands of people may not be required to disclose old or minor criminal offences when applying for jobs.

Equality Act: access to assessors in the county court

February 1st, 2019|Blog, Edwards Duthie Shamash News, Housing and Social Welfare Blog|

Andrea Qwarnstrom and Simon Mullings consider the current law and guidance around the use of Equality Act assessors in the county court. Experience suggests that more robust procedures and guidance might be needed to ensure that this important court resource is properly utilised.

November 2018

Success in obtaining a costs award against the Crown Prosecution Service

November 1st, 2018|Blog, Criminal Blog, Edwards Duthie Shamash News|

Edwards Duthie Shamash were again successful in obtaining a Costs Award against the Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of two clients involved in criminal proceedings. Both were acquitted of serious offences of dishonesty.

October 2018

What is contentious probate?

October 29th, 2018|Blog, Dispute Resolution Blog, Edwards Duthie Shamash News, Kavita Rana, Wills and Probate Blog|

Disputes concerning wills and inheritance can be tricky and sensitive. When a person dies, their estate is administered in accordance with their wishes in the will. If the deceased does not have a will and dies intestate, the Intestacy Rules govern the distribution of the estate.

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

The effect of Japanese Knotweed in the property market

July 4th, 2018|Blog, Dispute Resolution Blog, Edwards Duthie Shamash News, Kavita Rana, Property|

Japanese Knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the UK. It spreads rapidly and can grow up to 10cm a day. It is extremely difficult to eradicate from land and can penetrate foundations, concrete hardstanding and walls, causing considerable damage. The Government has estimated that eradicating it from the UK would cost £2.6 billion.

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