The costs of contentious probate

Monday, 27th March 2017

It is exceptionally difficult to predict with any degree of certainty the precise financial costs of contesting a will. Much depends on the nature of the dispute, the number of parties involved, and how protracted matters become.

Placing a Company into CVL

Monday, 27th March 2017

Changes to the Insolvency Act 1986 ("Act") SBEEA 2015 makes a host of supplemental amendments to the Act, the general effect of which is remove references to creditors' meetings and replace them with the alternative decision processes.

Work study life balance

Friday, 24th March 2017

Blog post by one of our trainees covering Work study life balance. When I started at Ashfords, my first thought was 'am I always going to be doing all-nighters?!'.

Aviation Lawyer Examines The Dana Air Final Accident Report

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Specialist aviation lawyer and former RAF pilot expresses concern at the devastating chain of events that contributed to the catastrophic loss of this airliner in Nigeria.

Estate Agent Firm Fined £200,000 After House-hunter Falls Down 30ft Well

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Strakers Ltd, a firm of estate agents, has been fined £200,000 after house-hunter Lucy Driver fell down a 30ft well whilst viewing a property in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Biometrics and Retail

Friday, 17th March 2017

Biometrics are biological measurements – fingerprints, facial recognition and even certain demographics – used to identify us, and their impact on retail analytics is popping up in surprising ways.

Can employers ban religious dress in the workplace?

Friday, 17th March 2017

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that an employer can have a neutral dress policy preventing workers from wearing any political, philosophical or religious signs.

Aviation Specialist Expresses Serious Concerns Over Irish Coastguard Helicopter Crash

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Expert aviation lawyer at Ashfords LLP, who has significant experience in air accidents involving single and twin engine helicopters, says that the air accident investigators need to promptly identify the factors that caused this modern helicopter to depart from controlled flight to ensure the ongoing safety of this type of helicopter operation.

Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Bulletin - March 2017

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Welcome to Ashfords' Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Bulletin. We aim to provide you with a roundup of the most interesting and relevant developments in the sector.

The Move to Paperless Retail

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

When the futurist idea of paperless offices is discussed, it’s often in the context of law firms, banks and bureaucrats. The purported cost savings alone make it worth looking into.

NEWSFLASH Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Ilott v Mitson - Judgment of the Supreme Court

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

At 9:45am this morning [Wednesday 15 March 2017], the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Ilott v Mitson (handed down as Ilott v The Blue Cross & others). This is the first Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claim to reach the UK's highest court, the Supreme Court.

Can I file for bankruptcy if a debt collection agency is chasing me?

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

It’s important to consider all your options before opting for bankruptcy. David Pomeroy and Rachel Maddocks, of Ashfords, explain.


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