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Property Law: Seller's lawyers owe duty of care to buyer

Professional negligence lawyer, Emma Slade, looks at a recent court decision in which a firm of solicitors dealing with a property transaction were held liable for negligence and financial loss suffered by a party who was not their client.

Legal protection for cosmetic surgery patients

The General Medical Council is introducing new rules designed to offer greater protection to patients undergoing cosmetic procedures in this country.

The rules, which come into force in June and apply to both private clinics and the NHS, are aimed at ensuring patients are not rushed or pressured into having cosmetic surgery.

Marketing promotions such as two-for-one offers are to be banned and any doctors found to be in breach of the rules will face being struck off the medical register.

Holiday Illness Claims

James McNally, a personal injury lawyer at our Taunton office, reviews the rise in holiday illness claims

Online divorce: You pay peanuts – you get a criminal record

A cautionary tale for those thinking of using online divorce services. Whilst these may well on the face of it seem like a cost effective way of dissolving your marriage, you could end up with a great deal more than you bargained for.

Recently, a Welsh gentleman pleaded guilty to bigamy following his second marriage. He had apparently used an online divorce service for which he’d paid £600 in fees and believed that he was divorced.

An imaginative way to avoid financial claims following divorce

As family lawyers we’re well accustomed to hearing a wide range of arguments on why financial claims made following divorce are unfair or unreasonable, but a recent case took a particularly inventive approach.

A Saudi Arabian billionaire had divorced his wife of 13 years via the Islamic practice of Talaq, which permits men to end their marriages simply by saying “I divorce you”, three times.

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