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Hugh James Solicitors


GDPR: what public authorities need to know

European Union, United Kingdom - November 10 2017 While the majority of the provisions contained in the GDPR apply to all data processors or data controllers, some requirements will be different for a

Uber drivers: workers or self employed?

United Kingdom - November 15 2017 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has agreed that Uber drivers are considered to be workers when they have the Uber app switched on. This is due to

Abuse of children by foster parents: Who is ultimately responsible?

United Kingdom - October 18 2017 Today, the Supreme Court handed down the long-awaited judgement about who is liable for the sexual abuse of children in foster care. This decision

What to expect when making an inheritance act claim

United Kingdom - May 18 2017 Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Inheritance Act”), can be difficult to predict. Even specialist

Missing beneficiaries: what should a personal representative do?

United Kingdom - July 7 2017 When a person passes away the personal representative has to identify the beneficiaries of the estate so that the funds can be distributed to the

Poisoning the mind: fraudulent calumny

United Kingdom - February 16 2018 Fraudulent calumny occurs when a person has made false misrepresentations to a testator which poisons their mind against another so that they are

If Ant’s amicable divorce takes a turn for the worse, will he be able to protect his hard-earned fortune?

United Kingdom - February 16 2018 TV phenomenon, Ant McPartlin, and wife, Lisa Armstrong have announced their divorce after 11 years of marriage, and overall twenty three year

Refinance for RSLs: part two - new developments

United Kingdom - February 16 2018 In the first part of this series, we helped you to identify suitable properties for security. With the properties identified, the next step is to

Ministry of Justice power of attorney court fee refund scheme

United Kingdom - February 14 2018 A scheme has been launched to refund those who may have paid a higher court fee than they should when applying to register powers of attorney. If you

Refinance for RSLs: part one - identifying properties for security

United Kingdom - February 12 2018 The Welsh Government has recently concluded a consultation in relation to regulatory reform of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Wales. Changes