It’s my right of way isn’t it?

Catherine Green, Partner and Civil and Commercial Disputes Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

What should I do if a neighbour blocks my right of way? The first step is to check the title documents for your property to see if you have a clear right of way created by deed over your neighbour’s land. Sometimes this can be checked at the Land Registry online. If the right of […]

Boundaries – where actually are they?

Catherine Green, Partner and Civil and Commercial Disputes Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

Physical boundaries are not always legal boundaries Often with property transactions purchasers assume the boundaries shown on plans attached to the Deeds or Registered Title show the actual boundaries that they can see in front of them. However it is often not that straightforward. The legal boundary isn’t a visible line on the ground. Assumptions […]

Is a judgment worth getting?

Catherine Green, Partner and Civil and Commercial Disputes Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

When someone owes you money and your only option left is to issue court proceedings Catherine Green, Litigation Partner, explains what you should consider first; Before starting court proceedings it is always worth thinking about if you obtain a judgment how you are going to enforce it and actually get your money. Unless the person […]

Should I take action against defamation?

Catherine Green, Partner and Civil and Commercial Disputes Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

Catherine Green, Litigation Partner explains what you should consider when taking action against defamation. Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool but when someone starts spreading damaging untruths that affect the reputation and good name of your business, verbally or in writing, you need to move swiftly to protect your interests. Time is of […]

What is constructive dismissal and when can someone claim constructive dismissal?

Constructive Dismissal is where an employer has committed a serious breach of contract, entitling the employee to resign in response to the employer’s conduct. Stuart Geach, Employment Solicitor, uses the case of Gibbs v Leeds United Football Club Limited to illustrate the topic.

Restrictive Covenants in Employee Contracts

It is often the case that businesses will place restrictive covenants within their employee contracts, but what are they, why are they used and how do the courts support them? Stuart Geach explains their purpose using a recent case as a helpful example.

The Rise of Inheritance Act Claims

Catherine Green, Partner and Civil and Commercial Disputes Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

There has been an increase in recent years of claims under the Inheritance Act 1975. The recent well reported case of Ilott v Mitson is a good illustration of the type of claim that can be made under the Act. If you are involved in a dispute over a will or have suspicions over how a will was prepared it is important to contact a contentious probate expert.

Will Disputes – Specialist advice at a difficult time

Catherine Green, Partner and Civil and Commercial Disputes Solicitor at WSP Solicitors Stroud

In recent years there has been an increase in disputes over wills, which can be partly attributed to wills being drafted at home with ‘will packs’ or through unregulated companies offering will drafting services. In this post Stuart Geach discusses the formal requirements for creating a valid will and what actions can revoke a will.

Cohabitees and Death – Who Can Claim?

Ashley Wallace-Cook, Wills, Trusts and Probate Partner at WSP Solicitors Gloucester

It may be a surprise to many that the often referred to status of ‘common law spouse’ does not exist in law. It is therefore important that people living together take steps to protect not only their partner’s position but also their own if something untoward should happen to the other.

Recent human rights case in employment law

In the case Barbulescu v Romania, an Employer had asked an Employee to set up an email account for customer and business enquiries, where emails for personal use were forbidden. Once caught sending personal emails, the Employee claimed unfair dismissal arguing a breach of his human rights under Article 8. Read more here.