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Warning for “blended” families

Don’t put off making a will Parents of “blended” families, particularly where children from previous relationships become stepsiblings, are being urged to make a will to avoid any disputes after their deaths. The issue was brought into sharp focus this week following a judge’s ruling on a family’s estate –...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – August 2019

August 2019 case law update Clarke Willmott’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our August 2019 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update...

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Procurement update: tender termination & damages claims

Amey Highways Limited v West Sussex County Council Unsuccessful bidders should be aware of the decision in Amey Highways Limited v West Sussex County Council [2019] EWHC 1291 (TCC). Mr Justice Stuart-Smith held that where a bidder suffers loss as a result of a contracting authority’s alleged breach of the...

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Real estate team boosted by arrival of Robin Canning

“I am confident he will be a huge asset to our growing team.” A lawyer with extensive experience of the UK construction industry has joined Clarke Willmott Solicitors’ fast-growing office in Birmingham. Robin joins the firm’s Real Estate team as an Associate and brings with him almost 20 years’ experience...

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Orlando gets skates on for national charity ice hockey tournament

…And helped raise over £100,000 for good causes A Birmingham lawyer gave it some stick when he took part in an internationally recognised charity ice hockey tournament and helped raise over £100,000 for good causes. Orlando Beckett, a chartered legal executive at Clarke Willmott, represented Prostate Cancer UK at the...

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Surf’s up!

Clarke Willmott Sports team and Surfing England Partnership One of the UK’s leading sports law teams have agreed to provide legal support to Surfing England, the national governing body for surfing. We have been announced as Surfing England’s official legal partner for the organisation and its athletes. Our legal team,...

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The cost of refusing to mediate

The sad story of Deborah Cutler and Anna Winter Anna Winter was the daughter of John Scarle. Deborah Cutler was the daughter of Marjorie Scarle. John and Marjorie had had their children in previous relationships, meaning that Deborah and Anna were stepsisters. Three years ago, John and Marjorie were both...

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Mandie Sewa appointed as Clarke Willmott’s Head of Immigration

“We are delighted to have Mandie join us as a new partner and Head of our Business Immigration team.” Experienced lawyer Mandie Sewa has been appointed as Head of Business Immigration at Clarke Willmott, where she joins us as a partner. With over 19 years’ experience in UK immigration and...

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Berkeley Burke struck out and faces £1m+ Costs Order

Recovering losses from unregulated investments Hundreds of claimants found themselves out of pocket after making high risk unregulated investments which were accepted by Berkeley Burke into their SIPPs. As a group, those claimants embarked on court proceedings to recover their losses. After failing to comply with a Court Order and...

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We are the first law firm to join Wales Nuclear Forum

“There are many opportunities available for Welsh firms to support the building of Hinkley Point C” Since 2015, we have had a permanent office in the city which has grown to a team of 20 partners and staff. We offer services for both businesses and individuals, with expertise in many...

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