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Now-a-days, every moment of our lives is consumed with entering into a contract and usually, by proxy, agreeing to the Terms and Conditions. If you're signing up for a new 'phone contract, or you're simply purchasing a loaf of bread, a contract is being formed. We know - this seems crazy - but, believe it or not, the terms of buying and selling items in shops (and some other places), for example, are covered by the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which covers both the sellers and the buyer alike. 
 
However, for other agreements, a written contract is required which has to be signed by both parties to be legally binding. The most obvious one is when you sell or purchase a house (if you're selling or buying, contact MG Legal's expert team today for first-class advice). Both parties have to sign a contract which, once exchanged (see our blog on 'The Conveyancing Process'), means that both parties are legally bound to see the contract through. And, if one party fails to uphold their end of the contract, there are usually sanctions in place. 
Whilst our expert team of accident injury solicitors at MG Legal, accident compensation solicitors, will argue that it’s always been easy to choose Personal Injury solicitors Preston (obviously, choose us!) the Ministry of Justice reforms, due to come into force in April 2020, will affect how personal injury solicitors Preston accept instruction on all potential road traffic accident claims. However, MG Legal, solicitors in Preston, and road traffic accident solicitors, can confirm that vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists (including motorcycles), may be exempt from the ‘whiplash reforms’ that see the claims threshold for those unfortunate to be involved in road traffic accidents, in cars, to be raised from £1,000.00 to £5,000.00. Personal Injury Solicitors Preston, such as MG Legal Solicitors, are aware of the changes, and, as you would expect from road traffic accident solicitors, solicitors Lancaster, and personal injury solicitors Preston, MG Legal are fully trained, and able to advise clients of the potential changes, including the potential changes in threshold, well ahead of the April 2020 deadline. 
No matter what you may think, there will most certainly be a time in your life, and in most cases, on more than one occasion, when you will need the services of a solicitor, or as many people, choose to call them these days, ‘lawyer’. 
The day has arrived; it’s the day you are moving into your new home. Your conveyancing solicitors Lancaster will refer to this as the Completion day. The legal Completion date, essentially, is the agreed date on which the parties involved will move. 
 
It is likely that Contracts have already been Exchanged, known as ‘the point of no return’, which makes the transaction legally binding. In some cases, however, Exchange of Contracts and Completion can take place simultaneously on the same day. 
In figures released in November 2017 the Family-aimed legal group, Resolution, stated that the numbers of people in the UK co-habiting had doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to over 3.3 million in 2017; a number which has surely risen since that date. Resolution also surveyed a group of 2,000 individuals, which showed results of a huge misunderstanding of the law and their rights as co-habiting couples. For example, one common misconception, was the principle of 'Common-Law Marriage'. (For their full results see their article here). 
 
'Common-Law Marriage' is a legal principle which exists in only a small amount of jurisdictions, whereby co-habiting couples are granted rights under the law if they are effectively married i.e. they are arranging their affairs as a married couple would and they are married for all intents and purposes, expect without the legally binding document or religious service.  
At MG Legal, Solicitors in Longridge, Solicitors in Lancaster and Solicitors in Preston, we understand how overwhelming in can be to approach a Solicitors firm. Even for something which can be portrayed as minor by some solicitors, for example making a Will, at MG Legal we aim to make every client feel as comfortable as possible. 
When you are buying or selling a property or land, it can seem like the most daunting thing in the World. Estate Agents, Solicitors, Chartered Surveyors: the list of people who you need to talk to goes on and on; but, what are they really talking about? 
 
To help you along the way, our Garstang Solicitors have complied a step-by-step guide on the Conveyancing process (also known as buying and selling a house) to help you get a head start on what you need to do. Don't worry if you have any questions about the process or about your sale and purchase, just give us a call on 01995 602 129 or email us on enquiries@mglegal.co.uk.  
In an era where the NHS record increasing payouts for acts of medical negligence, if you, or a relative have been unfortunate enough to suffer negligence at the hands of the NHS, then you need the best medical negligence solicitors you can instruct. Figures for 2017, will show the increase in payouts are down to errors by NHS staff at what is arguably the most important time; at childbirth. MG Legal medical negligence solicitors Manchester, agree with Peter Walsh, chief executive of charity Action against Medical Accidents, in that the NHS was spending too much on litigation, fighting cases that they could not (and indeed, a spokesman for MG Legal solicitors who deal with medical negligence will say, should not) be defending. 
When someone contacts us after their loved one has passed away, the first question we are normally asked is ‘What is Probate?’. It’s a term that is thrown around by all manners of people – Lancaster Solicitors, Funeral directors, Banks, Mortgage Companies – the list goes on and on. But, what is Probate and why do you need it? 
 
MG Legal’s Lancaster Solicitors are specialists in Probate matters, and have put together some answers to the top questions they are asked. 
According to recent research, the number of people moving house is currently at an all-time high, at over 370,000.00. With the number of people moving home soaring, our conveyancing solicitors Preston are here to help with all of your conveyancing needs. 

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