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Garstang: 01995 602 129 
Lancaster: 01524 581 306 

Posts from December 2018

I am painfully aware that I am writing this in January. Ever the optimist I am going to concentrate on the fact that it is 57 days until Spring and in my mind, it is sort of Spring…ish. I mean Christmas is out of the way. And there is no doubt about it, everything just feels better in the Spring…everything looks better in the Spring too which is why most people choose to sell in Spring. The gardens look pretty, the daffodils are blooming, and everything feels fresh so let us have a look at the Conveyancers guide to gardening. Which isn’t so much a guide to gardening rather look at Japanese Knotweed and the messy horror it causes (that took a dark turn didn’t it!). You may have heard… it cost £70 million to clear the blight at the London Olympics in 2012! 
Ever seen the Despicable Me when the Minions start saying “blah blah blah”? If you haven’t then the reference will probably make as much sense to you as some of the terminology used in Conveyancing. If you have then you’ll know that when Solicitors start talking then often, they may as well be saying “blah blah blah” for all then sense it makes! Well never fear for a (wanna be) Superhero is here to explain the terminology of the contract to you (ha! Bet you thought it was going to be something way more exciting!) 
So, following our post last week explaining the A-F of Common Legal Terms, Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, are back again to give you common legal words that fall under the letters G to K. We know, it seems like we’re taking baby steps getting this alphabetical legal guide to you, but it’s almost Christmas and there’s just too many words for one post! So, stay with us, and we’ll get there eventually – we promise! 
 
And, as last time, if there’s a word not on the list that you want explaining, drop it in the comments below and we will do our best to assist, or give us a call on 01524 581 306 for some guidance. 
When you are creating Lasting Powers of Attorney, one question that you will be asked is: How should my Attorneys Act? 
 
There are three different ways: Jointly, Jointly and Severally or Jointly for some decisions, Jointly and Severally for others. Your nearest solicitors, MG Legal, explain what the terms mean, and how the decisions will subsequently be dealt with. You can appoint up to four Attorneys initially, and up to four replacement Attorneys to act in the event that one of your Attorneys in unable to do so. MG Legal, your nearest solicitors for Wills, would suggest getting in contact via email to enquiries@mglegal.co.uk for advice specific to your situation. 
It is usually a topic that you wouldn’t really consider when getting divorce: what happens if your spouse (or recently ex-spouse) passes away. Unfortunately, it is a more common event than people would expect and it can, in some cases, change the outcome of proceedings in a dramatic way. 
 
In the case of WA v Executors of the Estate of HA & Others [2015] EWHC 2233 (Fam), WA, the wife of the deceased, appealed against a Consent Order on the basis that the Husband committed suicide 22 days after the Order was made. She argued that this constituted a Barder event, and she should therefore be entitled to claim back the sum already paid to the Husband. 
Every personal injury solicitor in Lancaster and road traffic accident solicitors in Preston, Lancashire, will tell you that if you have been injured as a result of a road traffic accident, accident at work, or at the hands of a doctor to surgeon (this is called medical negligence), they will help you obtain an award of compensation, and probably on a Conditional Fee (No Win No Fee) Agreement, basis. 
 
And this is exactly how your local personal injury solicitors, MG Legal, have helped thousands of victims of personal injury achieve what are at times, life-changing amounts of money in compensation. 
It is well-known, often cited case law that a person should never be able to gain from illegality (Patel v Mirza [2017] AC 467). Property Law however is tricky. Read on to discover how the courts have assisted Mr Rashid (in the case of Farakh Rashid v Mohammed Rashid: [2017] UKUT 0332 (TCC)) gain from illegal actions. 
What does that even mean? The Solicitor said something about the thingy? MG Legal, Solicitors in Chorley, demystify Conveyancing jargon so you can concentrate of the important things. Like your other half talking gibberish about not moving on that day because “the football” or your mother telling you that the walls of your dream house should be magnolia white and your bathroom should, of course, feature snot green tiles. 
Picture this: you’re in the middle of completing a pack of legal documents and you’re reading through then … BAM! You’re reading words like ‘Absolute’ or ‘Caveat Emptor’ or ‘Per stirpes’. So, to help you along the way, our expert team of solicitors in Lancaster and Preston at MG Legal, have compiled a list of common words or phrases used in our legal documents which start with the letters A - F
 
And, if there’s one not on the list that you come across, drop it in the comments below and we can confirm the meaning, or give us a call on 01524 581 306 for some guidance. 
When you are looking at getting divorced, there are so many questions that run through your head. MG Legal, your Solicitors in Lancaster, have complied a list of the most commonly asked questions by our clients, and have even answered them.  
 
Whilst Solicitors in Lancaster have given general responses, for advice relevant to your situation, call us on 01524 581 306 or email enquiries@mglegal.co.uk

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