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Garstang: 01995 602 129 
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Mortgage Freedom Day may not seem a likely part of your usual list of celebrations within your diary for this year, however, MG Legal’s property team can explain why you may want to note this date in red pen with stars and circles around. 
 
16th April was officially deemed Mortgage Freedom Day of 2019. Mortgage Freedom Day essentially means that borrowers have reached the point in the year where they have earned enough money to cover their mortgage payments for the year. 
We seem to be focusing a lot recently on words that you would never really use in everyday life, but here’s one phrase that we, as your local solicitors for Wills, think you need to know about. Fraudulent calumny is – simply – slander, usually in the form of making defamatory or incorrect statements about one person, to another. In some cases, the statements made can lead to drastic consequences, such as them amending their Will to exclude a loved one, based on the information they have been given. 
At MG Legal, our solicitors in Preston understand that purchasing a property is, in most cases, one of the biggest purchases our clients will make in their lifetime. 
 
Purchasing a new home is a very exciting time for many which, in some cases, has meant that individuals who are desperate to get into their own home, will compromise on their dream. For example, recent findings have discovered that many compromised on the location of their prospective property, in order to be happy in other aspects, and have now gone on to regret such decision. 
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It’s a phrase that you probably won’t have heard in everyday life. However, it’s something that could affect you if you are ever the victim of any multitude of Personal Injury accidents, including an accident at work, a slip, trip or fall, or if you are the victim of medical negligence. Your Personal Injury Solicitors Preston will be able to advise you on whether you can make a claim, if you have suffered from any injury that was not your fault. 
 
The ‘Egg-Shell Skull’ rule is a principle developed by the Court, which was notably used in the case of Owens v Liverpool Corp [1939] 1 KB 394, in which MacKinnon LJ held that “it is no answer to a claim for a fractured skull that its owner had an unusually fragile one”. Put in simple terms, a claimant must be taken as they are, and not treated differently because they have a pre-existing health condition. 
Whilst some law firms like to put their trainees in one department for a set period of time and then move them to the next department for a set period of time, here at MG Legal we find it works better to combine seats so that you do not forget the processes and information you have learnt. 
 
My days are often long but they are most certainly never the same! Whilst Conveyancing can sometimes be somewhat transactional, and Family Law more emotional, it is often found that some Conveyancing transactions become frustrating: when there is a chain, affecting your client’s property transaction, and you have no control over Mrs Smith’s property sale, that is three houses down the chain to your client’s purchase, as a property solicitor who liked to be in control of literally everything, then, well, you start to understand the situation!  
 
On the other hand, Family matters are dealt with in an almost business-like manner, in cases where couples have remained quite amicable and both know what they want the outcome to be. Currently, I spend my Mondays and Thursdays within the Family Department, and the remainder of the week with the Conveyancing Department; however, these days will often be swapped if there is a Family matter in Court. 
As one of our up-and-coming Property solicitors, our trainee solicitor, Chloe Cardwell, always has a busy day to look forward to upon arriving at the office. She always ensures that she has had her dose of morning coffee and is ready for the day ahead. 
When your loved one passes away, there can be so many services that you have to cancel: the TV services, their gas or electric, their mobile ‘phone – the list goes on and on. A common thing that people do not think they need to cancel is their families’ Lasting Power of Attorney documents. 
 
But, how do you cancel the documents? Can you get a refund? 
In our previous blog post, which can be found here, we have discussed the changes happening to the Probate Service, including the move to an online system. 
 
As part of these changes, the traditional ‘Oath’ has been changed to a Statement of Truth. Paul Downer, in his blog post for HMCTS, has explained that a number of ‘pain points’ were identified as part of the research, one of which being that users were unsure of the term ‘swearing of the oath’, adding to their, usually already high, stress levels. 
You’ve spent years of your life helping your child grow, helping them along the right path. You’ve bailed them out countless times, picked them up drunk from a party at 3:00am, survived their moody teenage years; put your life on hold to give them the best possible life you could. And now it’s happened, they’ve brought their own little hurricane into the world, and from the moment you saw them, held them for the first time you were in love. Being a grandparent is quite possibly the best job in the world. 
 
You’re their hero, best friend, confidant all rolled into one, you spend your Sundays running around after them, you’re there to babysit at the drop of a hat, whatever they need you’re there to give and you wouldn’t have it any other way. 
 
But what happens when that contact stops? Through no fault of your own? Maybe the parents have split and contact has been stopped, by why should this include your contact with them? In an ideal world it wouldn’t. But unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world. 
It can seem obvious: don’t let your pet distract you whilst driving. Unfortunately, according to research carried out by Direct Line, 22% of vets revealed that an animal travelling in a vehicle without the proper restraints, was the most significant cause of the animal’s injury, or death. 

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