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Key Appointments at Langleys Solicitors


Langleys Solicitors have made three key appointments to support the operation and development of the York and Lincoln-based business.

Now's the Time To Make A Will - And Do Your Bit For Charity


There is no time like the start of a new year to prepare a Will – and an East Midlands law firm is offering the chance to do just that in return for a donation to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAACT).

Employment Seminar Throws Spotlight on Use of Social Media


Potential hazards for employers of staff using social media indiscriminately in the workplace will come under the spotlight at a free employment seminar.

Landlords and Sellers now liable for Inaccuracies in Agent's Marketing Material


As a result of the repeal of the Property Misdescriptions Act on 1 October 2013, landlords can now be found liable for their agents omitting certain information when advertising a property for sale or let.

Vineyard Sales Support New Venture For Wine Producer


Lincolnshire-based Abbey Vineyard Group has sold a series of plots on its vineyard overlooking Rutland Water to support its latest venture – two new wineries.

Newly Qualified Solicitors Swell Talent Pool at Langleys


Langleys is nurturing the next generation of legal talent, with five newly qualified solicitors boosting its ranks.

Key Appointments at Langleys Solicitors


Langleys Solicitors has made four key appointments to support the operation and development of the York and Lincoln-based business.

A New Family Court For The New Year


The Family Court system in England and Wales is in the process of a huge shakeup.  If everything goes according to plan, the existing three levels of Family Courts will be amalgamated into one big Court to be known as the “Family Court”.  At present there are three levels of Court dealing with family cases, the High Court, the County Court and the Family Proceedings Court (also known as the Magistrates Court).  Appellate Courts are also part of the Family Law system (Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) but they are not affected by the proposed changes).

Wind Energy Healthier and Safer


On Monday 28 October the St Jude Day Storm battered the southern part of the UK with gusts of up to 99mph. As well as causing four fatalities, killing 10 million trees and causing widespread disruption to travel, a 27m turbine collapsed in a field at Higher Rixdale Farm near Teignmouth in Devon.

Separated Parents Guide to Christmas


Christmas, for many of us, is a joyous time, when families come together to celebrate the festive season. Sadly, the season of good will can also be an extremely unhappy time for separated families, particularly in circumstances where the parents’ separation remains tainted with acrimony and bad feeling. Here, Robert Gygax, a family solicitor at Lincoln based Langleys Solicitors, offers some advice and tips on how separated parents can help the Christmas season run smoothly when it comes to their children.

Yorks’ Newest Tearoom Inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age


New tearooms open in York this weekend (30 November), inspired by Hollywood’s iconic Golden Age and its famous film stars.

Conference Explores Value of Franchises


A one-day event in Lincoln is set to throw the spotlight on the world of franchises.

Local Charity Ups its Green Credentials with Boiler Installation


A charitable project based at Goole’s Waterways Museum has become something of a local energy champion with the installation of a biomass boiler.

Spotlight on Farming For the Next Generation


Issues facing the next generation of family farmers, including extreme weather conditions, will come under the spotlight at a special seminar in York.

Specialist Logistics Provider Doubles Warehouse Space


A Newark based fulfilment and logistics company has doubled the size of its warehouse space.

Langleys Strengthens Corporate Commercial Team


Langleys Solicitors has added to its corporate commercial team with the appointment of Nathan Bilton, a sports enthusiast who joins the York based firm following a period living and working in New Zealand.  

Langleys Member of Brain Injury Group Back National Road Safety Week


The Brain Injury Group and member firm Langleys Solicitors LLP are getting involved in Road Safety Week 2013 (18-24 November), coordinated by the charity Brake, in support of this year’s campaign calling on everyone to tune into road safety and avoid distractions on roads.

Langleys Advise on Student Accommodation Acquisition


York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP has advised York St John University on its acquisition of the new St John Central student accommodation in the city.

Langleys Strengthens Renewables Expertise


Langleys Solicitors LLP has strengthened its renewables energy team with the appointment of Nathan Bilton.

Portrait Takes Centre Stage At Langleys Event


A special event at Newburgh Priory in North Yorkshire revealed an interesting connection between the stately home and one of the guests.

Free Seminar Focuses on Renewables


Farmers and landowners can explore the benefits of renewables projects at a free seminar being held at Doddington Hall, Lincoln.

A New Place to Call Home for York Dollhouse Specialist


A popular family business specialising in dollhouses, kits and furniture is thriving after relocating to new premises in the centre of York.

Chambers Success for Langleys


Langleys Solicitors LLP has achieved significant new rankings in the 2014 Chambers and Partners UK, the directory of the legal profession.

National experts in York to review Mental Capacity Act


A national panel of experts gathered in York for the Fifth Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

New Appointment at Langleys Lincoln Office


The Lincoln office of Langleys Solicitors LLP has boosted its ranks with the appointment of Toby Burnett, an experienced solicitor who joins the firm from hlw Keeble Hawson.

Leadership Advice from the Experts at Free Seminar


A trio of business and communications experts will come together at a free event in York next month. They will be helping business owners and directors look at how their own behaviour could be holding their businesses back.

Langleys Awarded Prestigious Brain Injury Accreditation


Langleys Solicitors LLP has been awarded member status of The Brain Injury Group, and is the only firm in the region to hold the prestigious accreditation.

Langleys Dig Deep for York Cares


A team from Langleys Solicitors, York, volunteered their time to help transform a local playground at Bell Farm in the city.

Proposed Legislation Strengthens Landlord Case Against Anti-Social Tenants


Residential landlords should find it easier to evict anti-social tenants under proposed legislation about to pass through Parliament.

National Experts Gather in York For Annual Mental Capacity Act Review


A national panel of experts is to convene in York for the Fifth Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Langleys Raise 5k for Cancer Charities


Staff at Langleys Solicitors LLP have completed half marathons and a 5k race to raise more than £5,000 for two cancer charities.

Langleys Experts Shine in Latest Industry Rankings


The newly released Legal 500 has made positive reading for lawyers at York and Lincoln based Langleys Solicitors LLP.

Langleys Invests in Record Number of Trainees


Langleys Solicitors has taken on a record number of up and coming trainee solicitors at its offices in York and Lincoln during 2013.

Langleys Appoint New Head of Debt Recovery


The debt recovery team at Langleys has received a shot in the arm with the appointment of Kim Spence, who joins the York firm from Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley in Leeds.

Rugby Club Set For New Season at Nettleham


 More than 500 members of Lincoln Rugby Club have started the new season at their new ground at Lodge Lane, Nettleham.

Growing Squatters’ Rights?


Squatters at the famous “Grow Heathrow” site at Heathrow Airport raised Article 8 of the Human Rights Act as a defence to possession proceedings brought by the private land owner.

Government “urgently exploring” New Tenancy Deposit Legislation


The Government is “urgently exploring whether new legislation is required” following the ruling in Superstrike v Rodrigues earlier this year.

Commercial Landlords: Distressed About the End of Distress?


The ancient law of distress, which allows landlords to seize goods from commercial tenants, is a quick, inexpensive and popular way of recovering rent arrears.

Countdown to the Glorious 12th


The Glorious 12th is now upon us and there is no better time to reflect upon the advice given in ‘The Code of Good Shooting Practice 2008’ which fittingly stated that ' In Britain we are rightly proud of our shooting sports. Game management and conservation shape and enhance our landscape. We must never be complacent about the future of shooting. Shooting and shoot management practices will be judged by the way participants and providers behave. Our sport is under constant and detailed scrutiny and we must demonstrate that we conduct it to high standards.'

Mimir Marine Dives Deep To Expand Its Global Presence


Hull-based Mimir Marine is establishing a global reputation with the increased use of its deep sea diving rescue systems across the world – from Aberdeen to Australia. The company, formed just five years ago, now employs 15 people and has recently been awarded contracts in Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Angola.

Legal Eagle raises £600 for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance


Marketing administrator Ella Daniels completed the recent Prudential Ride 100 in London – and raised £600 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Langleys Announces Raft of Promotions in York


A group of York solicitors are celebrating promotions this summer.

Zero-Hours Contracts Not Illegal and Necessary in Tough Economic Climate


The growing trend for zero-hours contracts offers flexibility for both employees and employers in today’s tough economic climate – and they are not illegal.

Foundation Revives Landmark Boston Bank


Lincolnshire Community Foundation has completed a deal to create its third community hub in Lincolnshire at 116 High Street in Boston.

Langleys Announces Raft of Promotions in Lincoln


A group of Lincoln solicitors are celebrating promotions this summer.

Act Quickly On Inheritance Claims, Advises Solicitor


A Lincoln solicitor is highlighting the need to act quickly when contesting a Will; his warning follows the recent news that Bee Gee Robin Gibb’s four year old daughter wasn’t included in the late singer’s Will.

Solicitor acting for family of ABMU health board neglect victim comments on RCS report that highlights patient saftey concerns


We are concerned to learn of the patient safety issues raised in the Royal College of Surgeons report on University Hospital of Wales (UHW) and support the need for a inquiry

Proposal for a Support Group in Wake of Concerns about Care at Bridgend Hospital


Langleys Solicitors are looking to organise a support group for members of the public with concerns about standards of care at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

Announcement - Public meeting RE Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend


We are awaiting further information before arranging a public meeting to be held in Bridgend for anyone with concerns about the standard of care received at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

Langleys Lawyer receives re-accreditation honour


 Sally-Ann Robinson of Langleys has cemented her clinical negligence credentials with reaccreditation to the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence Panel

New fees to shake up Employment Tribunal service


The end of July sees a shake-up in the UK Employment Tribunal service – with fees being introduced for the first time.

New Measures Set to Improve Consumer Rights


Retailers are being urged to get up to speed with proposed new changes designed to enhance consumer rights.

Lending and Buying horses – Practical Tips to Avoid Pitfalls


Loaning a horse can be a ‘win win’ arrangement for both owner and borrower. For the borrower in particular, it can be a sensible way to explore the responsibilities of owning a horse without the initial cost of an outright purchase.

Comment on the Keogh Report


A Rapid Response Review of standards of care at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has taken place after the Trust is one of 14 identified as having higher than expected death rates.

Langleys’ Transport Regulatory Expertise Comes Together


Langleys Solicitors LLP has launched a dedicated road transport regulatory offering, drawing on the recognised expertise and knowledge of two of its commercial lawyers.

Top Performance by Yorkshire Law Firm


Langleys Solicitors LLP is experiencing record year-on-year growth despite the current economic climate.

Sale of VizziHome to Zoopla Advised by Langleys


York property market intelligence business VizziHome has been sold to Zoopla Property Group for an undisclosed sum, as reported by the York Press

Accreditation Honour for Lincoln Lawyer


Lincoln lawyer Helen Murphy has become a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.

Langleys Raise £1,270 for AvMA


The Claimant Personal Injury Unit at Langleys Solicitors LLP has raised £1,270 for charity after taking on the Lincoln 10K challenge.

Garage Owner Retired After Clocking Up 30 Years in Used Car Business


Garage owner Graham Saul has sold his used car business after 30 years’ trading in Lincoln.

Relate Steps Up Its Support for Children and Young People


Relate Lincolnshire is opening a new charity shop in Immingham, increasing its support to children and young people.

Rapid Response Review at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


A Rapid Response Review of standards of care at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is underway after higher than expected death rates according to the Dr Foster research unit.

Yorkshire Linen Expand Customer Base in Hull


The Yorkshire Linen Company has expanded its customer base by opening a new flag ship store in Hull city centre.  

Liability for Stopping Work


Continuing our series of regular construction and engineering updates construction partner Tim Craig looks at a case of liability for stopping work due to the recession.

Fancy Dress Business Expands Its Repertoire


Fancy dress specialist Fantasy World is expanding with the opening of a new store at Clifton Moor, York.

Supreme Court Ruling on Divorce Settlements in Petrodel -v- Prest


The Supreme Court has allowed common sense to prevail.  The Court has provided helpful guidance in relation to the difficult issue of “piercing the corporate veil”. 

Interim Maintenance – Should you Apply for it?


When spouses or civil partners separate, they can usually agree between themselves the amount each needs to pay to meet their respective monthly bills.  However, sometimes it is impossible to discuss it or to reach an agreement.

Jackson Update: The Court’s Strict Approach to Deadlines


“Courts at all levels have become too tolerant of delays and non-compliance with Orders.” Insurers will be familiar with the comments made by Lord Justice Lewison in Fred Perry v Brands Plaza Trading [2012].

Speakers Line up for Exec Club Dinner


Two very different speakers are set to address business leaders in Lincoln at the next Exec Club meeting.

Defective Premises


Skype founder Zennstrom loses Court Battle over defective premises – Zennstrom v Moseley & Wilks

Land with Spectacular Views Sold for Home Development


The first of three plots of land overlooking spectacular open countryside in East Lincolnshire has been sold for development.

Olympic Route Target for Legal Eagle


York-based Eleanor Daniels is aiming to successfully tackle the Olympic Road Race route and raise money for charity when she takes part in the Prudential Ride 100 this year.

Hats for Headway


Solicitors at Langleys in Lincoln donned their fanciest and most flamboyant hats to help raise funds for the local brain injury charity Headway Lincolnshire.

What is the Effect of a Disclaimer on a Surety?


Landlords need to ensure that where they wish to pursue a guarantor following disclaimer of a lease, they do not take back possession of the property.

It’s Just 50/50 Isn’t It?


Divorce is a daunting prospect.  A big worry is how your assets and income will be treated by a Court.  Most people considering a divorce do not wish to go to Court but do want advice about the principles that a Court would apply.

Expanding Boyes Opens New Store in Skipton


Expanding Yorkshire-based retailer W Boyes & Co Ltd has continued to grow its business by taking a lease of a new store on Swadford Street in Skipton, which is due to open on the 10 May 2013.

Legal Expert to Talk at Construction Forum


An expert in construction law will be the speaker at the next Lincolnshire Construction Network lunch.

Adjudication Breaches Human Rights


Continuing our series of regular construction and engineering updates Construction Partner Tim Craig looks at adjudication and human rights

Sweeping Changes to Overriding Interests


Sunday 13th October 2013 is a significant date for land and property owners across the country.  It is the date that certain overriding interests lose their overriding status.

Gainsborough Business Awards organised by Langleys


Applications open for this year’s Gainsborough Business Awards organised by Langleys on 1 May 2013

Making Child Support Arrangements


Most parents want to support their children financially after separation but don’t know how much is appropriate.

Solicitors Calendar Raised £7k in Support of Prince’s Trust


Trainee solicitors have raised more than £7,000 for the Prince’s Trust by selling calendars for 2013. 

Development Agreements - The Need for Certainty


The recent decision of the High Court in Ridgewood Property Group Limited v. Valero Energy Limited examined the extent to which developers can enforce option agreements when the original owner has sold the land on to a third party.

The Electronic Communications Code – Know Your Rights


In these uncertain economic times landowners are exploring all avenues in an attempt to maximise their income streams

Historic House Joins Up with Langleys for Legacy Scheme


One of York’s most important historic buildings, Fairfax House, has developed a new scheme to help support the upkeep of this heritage site.

Replacing Illegal Air Conditioning Systems – Landlord or Tenant’s Duty?


In 2015 using hydrochlorofluorocarbons such as the refrigerant gas R22 will become illegal. Most pre-2004 Air Conditioning (AC) systems which still use R22 will either have to be completely replaced or modified to use alternative modern refrigerant.  The key concern for Landlords and Tenants is who will have to pay for this?

Langleys Strengthens Its Family Team


Langleys’ family law unit, which has offices in York and Lincoln, is expanding with the appointment of Robert Gygax.

Four out of Five People Say That Children Should Come First in Divorce


Resolution is a national organisation of Family Lawyers committed to a non-confrontational approach to family disputes.  They have undertaken a Survey which has confirmed that an overwhelming majority of Britain believes that putting children’s interests first or avoiding conflict are the most important factors if going through a divorce.

Penalty Points or Imprisonment? The Choice is Yours!


The custodial sentences handed down by The Honourable Mr Justice Sweeney to Chris Huhne, following his eleventh hour guilty plea and to the ‘woman scorned’, Vicky Pryce, following the jury’s rejection of her defence of marital coercion, serve as reminders that no matter who you are, and no matter how important you think you are, the law will pursue you with its full might if you get caught taking someone else’s penalty points.

No Return to Common Sense – Lords Reject E.R.R. Amendment


We reported back in October that the government had made a last minute amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill intended to remove strict civil liability for breaches of certain health and safety regulations and to reinstate the need to prove negligence.

When Relationships Break Down


Divorce or separation can be a time of conflict and heartache.  Important decisions have to be made and worries about the future addressed. 

Planning Ahead for the Shooting Season


The best place to start when considering best practice in relation to shooting sports is ‘The Code of Good Shooting Practice 2008’ which fittingly stated that “In Britain we are rightly proud of our shooting sports. Game management and conservation shape and enhance our landscapes.

Lincoln Solicitors Brings Public Guardian to Midlands


Alan Eccles, the Public Guardian, is set to make a keynote speech at The Nottingham Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Forum this month (February).

Health and Safety in Construction


There are now over 21,000 regulations in force in the UK, not to mention codes of practice and guidance documents, and construction is one of the most regulated industries.

Victims Should Seek Legal Advice Before Government Changes Hit


Lincoln Medical Negligence solicitors are warning that people will no longer receive 100 per cent of their damages when the Government brings into force changes to claims which are due to take place this year.

New Trade Park Up and Running


Langleys Solicitors LLP, acting for property investor Brian Gardener, has recently completed the final letting at a newly constructed industrial park in Bicester

Employment Law Under the Spotlight In 2013


Employers are being offered a chance to brush up on their Employment Law knowledge in the New Year – with help from Langleys Solicitors LLP.

BIM: What’s it all about?


Continuing our series of regular construction and engineering updates Construction Partner Tim Craig looks at Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Commercial Property Predictions 2013


 Tim Cross, partner and head of commercial property at Langleys Solicitors LLP gives his commercial property predictions

Farming Divorces


Legal Principles applied in farming cases are similar to those applied against other businesses. 

Army to Artisan Bakery


A Lincoln couple has finally secured premises to realise their dream and launch an artisan bakery.

Solicitors Design Lincolnshire Calendar to Support Prince’s Trust


Trainee solicitors from Lincoln have created a calendar of the county’s famous sights to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust.

Don’t Take Your Car for a Drink Says Jeremy Scott


The time leading up to Christmas and New Year is one of parties and social engagements.

Langleys Take Trainees to Next Level


Five trainees at Langleys Solicitors LLP have been taken on by the firm as newly qualified solicitors.

Solicitors Design Yorkshire Foodie Calendar to Support the Prince’s Trust


A team of six trainee solicitors from Langleys Solicitors LLP in York have created a calendar of Yorkshire’s famous foodie hot spots to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust.

Fixed Fees for All Fast Track Cases?


Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for Justice has launched a consultation on the level at which fixed recoverable costs (FRC) should be set

The Landings Proves Popular


Two wealth managers have taken Unit Two at The Landings in Burton Waters to help grow their businesses.

Step Qualifications for Langleys


 A lawyer from Lincoln is celebrating after achieving her STEP qualification in record time.

Separated Parent’s Guide to Christmas


Whilst Christmas ought to be a happy time for families - with time for extended family to come together - it can be equally unhappy for couples who have separated and who have children together.  Separations can be tinged with acrimony and bad feeling. 

Langleys Chambers Success


Langleys Solicitors LLP has been rewarded with a raft of new rankings in the 2013 Chambers and Partners UK, the directory of the legal profession.

Employment Law Predictions for 2013


The way that Employment Law has developed in 2012 and could be reshaped in 2013 will be debated in York this month.

Paragon Entertainment Concludes Licensing Agreement


Paragon Entertainment, advised by Langleys, has concluded a licensing agreement with Hasbro International to build and operate a series of NERF-branded attractions, as reported by Yorkshire Insider

Litigation Costs Set for Wholesale Change


One of the biggest concerns that clients have about litigation is how to fund it.

The Cost of Exaggeration


In the first of his regular updates on construction and engineering issues, Construction Partner Tim Craig considers what to do when faced with exaggerated claims

Is There a Future for Family Farming?


A leading law firm is teaming up with a national property consultant and well known accountant to provide an insight into agriculture for Yorkshire farmers.

Annual MCA Review Brings Together National Expertise in York


A panel of national legal experts have been brought together in York to discuss key elements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 

Langleys Lands Fish


Langleys, acting on behalf of Techaid Facilities Limited and Fastcentral Limited, has recently completed acquisitions of four fishing lakes in Hampshire.

A Return to Common Sense?


Proposed revision to health & safety legislation through the enterprise and regulatory reform bill.

Lawyer Completes Fundraising Bike Ride


A lawyer at Langleys Solicitors LLP has completed a 75 mile bike ride to raise funds for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.

Lawyers Cycle for Children in Need


Lawyers from York have taken on the North Yorkshire terrain to raise more than £2,800 for Children in Need.

Businesses Warned to Put Their Houses in Order Following Increase in Prosecutions


Solicitors are warning business leaders to ensure their organisations are fully compliant with environmental and health & safety laws following a rise in prosecutions.

Langleys Cares for Community


A team from Langleys Solicitors LLP helped to create a community garden for York residents.

Siemens Speaker Comes to Lincoln


An exclusive club for Lincolnshire businesses welcomed a guest speaker from Siemens at its latest meeting.

Langleys secures Shopping Centre for Paragon


AIM-listed Paragon Entertainment has entered into agreements with Westfield to launch its first set of ‘Quest’ attractions in the largest retail development in the West Midlands.

Langleys Expands Construction Law Team


Langleys Solicitors LLP has expanded its Construction Law unit following the appointment of partner Tim Craig.

Villagers Face Set Back in David and Goliath Battle Against Developers


A Yorkshire village has faced a major setback in its attempt to save three fields from development off Thornhill Road in Steeton. The fields have been used by the local community as recreational land for over 60 years.

Lincoln's Leading Legal Lights


Lincoln’s Langleys Solicitors LLP has been noted in the latest Legal 500 directory for its ‘full-service’, while still being recognised for its bespoke expertise.

Olympics Fought the Law and the Law Won


As the hype of the Olympics dies down, York solicitors are showing how legal topics raised around the Games can also affect other businesses.  

Squatting... What Has Changed?


Squatting in a residential building was made a criminal offence, punishable by up to six months imprisonment, a maximum fine of £5,000, or both on 1st September 2012

College Nursery to Move Assisted by Langleys


Children at The Old Station Nursery in Newark will be cared for in a luxury setting from the end of this month after planning permission was granted to transform a Grade II listed building.

Government's Proposals for Housebuilding and Extension of Permitted Development Rights


The government has announced a series of proposed measures which are intended to boost housebuilding, jobs and the economy.

Langleys Warning Over Care Charges


Langleys Solicitors LLP is warning families that the deadline for claiming back wrongly paid care homes fees is looming.

New Appointment for Langleys in Dispute Resolution


Langleys has appointed David Chant as an Associate Solicitor in Dispute Resolution. David previously worked at Ford & Warren in Leeds where he qualified in 2000.

Spate of Promotions for Langleys York


Law firm Langleys Solicitors LLP has announced a raft of promotions in its York office with Jennifer Grant in the Children’s Law Unit and Steven Plummer in the Commercial Property Unit promoted to Associate.

Langleys Act to Buy a Piece of History


The oldest pub in Leeds, Whitelock's in Turk's Head Yard off Briggate, is under new ownership.

Raft of Promotions for Langleys Lincoln


Law firm Langleys Solicitors LLP has announced a raft of promotions in its Lincoln office with Samantha Gray in the Finance Law Unit awarded a Senior Associate promotion.

VetUK Acquires Nutrecare


Thirsk-based VetUK has acquired Nutrecare Limited, an online Veterinary and Pet product retailer.

York Potash Seal Deal on New Offices in Scarborough


York Potash Ltd has completed a deal to move into new offices at Scarborough Business Park.

Olympic Sponsors Exclusivity is Justified says Brand Law Specialist


A brand law specialist is warning that the right for the Olympic sponsors’ exclusivity of branding around the Games is justified.

Langleys Warns Businesses Over Employment Issues Around the Olympics


Employment law specialists at Langleys Solicitors LLP are warning employers to watch out for potential staff disruption when the London 2012 Olympics start on Friday 27 July.

York Hairdresser on the Move


Westrow York – one of seven hairdressing salons the brand has across Yorkshire – has completed a deal to move to new, premium premises in the centre of York.

The Farmer Wants a Wife


Langleys Solicitors LLP’s Family Law Unit is seeing a rise in pre-nuptial agreement requests from farmers before they marry.

Burton Constable Opens Doors to IHBC


Yorkshire's historic Burton Constable Hall opened its doors to members of the Yorkshire Branch of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as part of its 2012 programme of events and visits.

Langleys Helps York St John Climb to the Top of the Charts


Applications to York St John University have increased more than any other university in England according to official statistics published by UCAS on 9 July 2012. 

Leading Law Firm Appoints New Partner in Commercial Property


Langleys Solicitors LLP has strengthened its commercial division with the appointment of commercial property law specialist Sarah Miles.  

Langleys Demystifies Court of Protection


An expert panel has been assembled by Langleys Solicitors LLP in York to help demystify the workings of the Court of Protection in relation to young adults.

Data Protection Seminar for Local Businesses


Langleys is helping to keep local businesses updated on employment issues around data protection and employee monitoring with their latest seminar.

Langleys Helps Secure UK’s Biggest Enterprise Zone Deal


Langleys has acted in securing the North East’s largest pre-sale warehouse to be built this century.

Taking a STEP Up


The private client team at Langleys Solicitors LLP has strengthened its expertise.

Sweet Story for Client of Langleys - Continuum Group


York’s newest visitor attraction, Chocolate – York’s Sweet Story, has won a Group Travel Organiser Editors’ Award for Innovation in Tourism

Commercial Property Try-Before-You-Buy Scheme Started in York


A ‘try before you buy’ scheme is being offered to Yorkshire businesses searching for new premises. 

Cream of Yorkshire Crop Visit Castle Howard


Castle Howard opened its gates to a select group of landowners, farmers and agents for the annual Langleys Solicitors LLP Estate visit on Monday 11 June.

Headway Lincolnshire Launches Headfirst


Headway Lincolnshire has launched ‘Headfirst for Lincolnshire’ to raise funds for the continuation and improvement of services for people with a brain injury, their families and their carers.

Notts Farmer Goes Green


A local farmer’s attempt to tackle the international issue of global warming at a local level has been thwarted by protestors who do not want to see the erection of a wind turbine on his farm at Epperstone in Nottinghamshire.

Solicitor of Note at Langleys


Phil Robinson, a Private Client Associate at Langleys in York, has qualified as a Notary Public.

Solicitors Help Headway with Cake Sale


Solicitors in Lincoln have been baking cakes in order to raise funds for Headway Lincolnshire in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Langleys Wins Fleet Honour


York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP is celebrating after winning a fleet industry award at the 2012 Fleet World Honours.

Langleys Welcomes New Head of Dispute Resolution


Langleys Solicitors LLP is pleased to welcome a new partner into its Commercial division.

Langleys Solicitors LLP Sees Home Winner in Dante Festival


Surprise winner Ceiling Kitty took the honours inThe Langleys Solicitors LLP E.B.F. Marygate fillies' stakes at this year’s Dante Festival.

Solicitor Walks Through the Night to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Charity


A Lincoln solicitor has taken part in the London MoonWalk 2012 to raise awareness for breast cancer causes.

Langleys Welcomes New Partner


Langleys Solicitors LLP is pleased to welcome a new partner into the Commercial division of its York office.

Warning Over Changes to Licensing Framework


Solicitors are warning licensees to be aware of key measures in the Police and Social Responsibility Act 2011 which will affect the existing licensing framework.

Business Vehicles in the Spotlight at Seminar


York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP know that choosing a company car is difficult. Not just deciding on what colour to choose from, but deciphering the legal complications too.

Whistleblowing: A Legal Update


York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP is inviting business leaders to learn the truth about Whistleblowing.  

Last Orders – New Law Introduces Changes to TENs


Solicitors are warning licensees to be aware of new laws which might catch them out in April.

Olympics to be Focus of Mock Tribunal


A Mock employment tribunal is being held next week to give Scarborough businesses an insight into the way in which disputes between companies and their staff are dealt with.

Executive Minds Meet at Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln


DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln has teamed up with Streets Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisors and Langleys Solicitors LLP to launch a high-level business club aimed at company bosses.

House of Lords Vote on Legal Aid Changes


 Following the vote in the House of Lords last night (Wednesday 7 March) regarding the proposed changes to Legal Aid, Sally-Ann Robinson, partner and head of Medical Negligence at Langleys Solicitors LLP, commented:

Solicitors Help Headway With Charity Collection


Solicitors in Lincoln have been collecting their unwanted items and donating them to Headway UK to use in their charity shops.

Legal Aid to Remain in Certain Areas


Sally-Ann Robinson, Partner and Head of Medical Negligence at Langleys Solicitors LLP is delighted to hear that the Ministry of Justice has made amendments to the proposed legal aid cuts to ensure that legal aid will remain in the field of clinical negligence claims for obstetric cases which result in severe disabilities.

Medical Law Team Attends Inquest After 15 Year Old's Tragic Death


On 20 February 2012, solicitor Rachel Taylor of the Medical Law team attended the inquest of Kimberly Harrison at Peterborough Town Hall. Andrew Cragg, Senior Associate of the Medical Law team continues to advise Kimberly's parents following 15 year old Kimberly's sudden death at home on 1 December 2010.

Restaurant Extends Premises


A restaurant in York has extended its premises to include a first floor bar.  

Could the Tree in your Garden be a Thorn in your Side?


With spring just around the corner it is a popular time of year to consider putting your house on the market or making some home and garden improvements.

Leisure Park Gains New Owner


A Lincolnshire leisure park has been taken over by a new owner following legal advice from the Lincoln office of Langleys Solicitors LLP.

Credit Union comment


Head of Finance Law at Langleys York office, Stephen Baylis, said: “The intention of these reforms certainly is to encourage more people to join credit unions. The reforms will mean that CUs will have a broader appeal and wider options in relation to who they do business with.

Langleys Helps Local Creative Firm in Deal


York-based Paragon Creative Limited has announced it has been reversed into AIM listed Marwyn Capital II Ltd, now renamed Paragon Entertainment.

Langleys Helps Yorkshire Brand Expand Reach


Yorkshire-based shop chain W Boyes & Co has continued to expand by opening its 42nd store in March, Cambridgeshire.

York Solicitor’s Parents Given Freedom of Richmond


The parents of York solicitor Tim Cross have jointly received the Freedom of the Town in a ceremony in Richmond – the first time Richmond Town Council has given the honour jointly.

Langleys' Latest Success in the Court Of Appeal


Smithurst v Sealant Construction Services Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1277Judgment was handed down on 3rd November by the Court of Appeal in this case which saw a challenge raised regarding the correct approach to assess damages in an ‘acceleration type case’. The potential ramifications of an adverse decision were thankfully avoided.

Home Cooks Open First Restaurant


Two passionate home cooks have opened their first restaurant in Flamborough. Jonathan and Karen Braithwaite, who are originally from Scarborough, have realised their dream by launching the Tree restaurant on Chapel Street.

Reforming Employment Relations


The Government has today announced what are being billed as the biggest changes to Employment Law in decades, which if carried forward will have far-reaching implications for employers.

Separated Parent’s Guide to Christmas - “Tis the Season of Goodwill!”


Arguably, Christmas is one of the best times of year for children. Apart from the excitement of Father Christmas visiting, stacks of presents and plentiful food, it is also a time of year when family come together to celebrate. Whilst it is a very happy time for many families, it can be equally unhappy for couples who have separated and who have children together. Inevitably, separations can be difficult particularly when tinged with acrimony and bad feeling. However, perhaps Christmas should be a time of year when those feelings are put to one side and serious consideration given to improving relations for the sake of the children.

Landmark Court Ruling on Unmarried Couples' Property Rights


Property disputes between cohabitees may now be dealt with on the basis of fairness following a landmark decision in the Supreme Court. 

Spooky Firewalk Held to Raise Funds for Africa


A solicitor from Lincoln has taken part in a Halloween-inspired firewalk to raise funds for an African village affected by the recent droughts.

Chambers First Time Recognition for Langleys Family Unit


The Family and Matrimonial team at Langleys has been recognised in the Chambers and Partners rankings for the first time.

Langleys Boosts Lincoln Team


Langleys has strengthened its Lincoln team with the addition of associate Paul Currie and solicitor James Worthington.

Langleys Dig for York as Part of Community Initiative


Solicitors in York have been supporting their local neighbourhood by helping to create community gardens.

Lincoln Solicitor Takes on Machu Picchu This Autumn


A solicitor from Lincoln is ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime as she aims to raise awareness and funds for Lincoln Women’s Aid.

Langleys Hosts Annual Review of the Mental Capacity Act


The country’s most eminent legal minds gathered in York for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 annual review.

CIPD Survey Reveals Stress Biggest Cause Of Workplace Absence


The CIPD and Simplyhealth’s 2011 Absence Management Survey, which garnered 592 responses to an online questionnaire, has revealed that stress at work is now the primary cause of long-term sickness absence.

Government Proposals for Employment Law Reform


Businesses who were keeping a close eye on the Government’s consultation on Employment Tribunal Reform 2011, “Resolving Workplace disputes: A consultation”, will be interested to hear that the Government has published on the internet proposals to deregulate business.

Ready? Set? Let! (The Smart Landlord’s Guide to Buying To Let)


Research carried out by Paragon Mortgages has revealed a 5.4% leap in demand for buy to let mortgage products during the second quarter of 2011. These figures point towards increased consumer confidence in the buy to let market.  But what legal issues should would-be landlords be wary of?

Rights To Break: Not Worth The Paper They’re Written On?


Declining revenue stream? Decreased order book? Better lease deal elsewhere? There are lots of reasons why tenants are choosing to exercise break clauses in their leases. However, in these difficult times landlords are working harder than ever to avoid losing a revenue generating tenant of their commercial premises, particularly when a replacement could be hard to come by.

Academy School Benefits Explained


Head teachers, Chairs of Governors and School Bursars in Lincoln are invited to discover how becoming an academy could benefit their school structure.

Hunters Acquire Countrywide’s Franchising Network


Countrywide have completed the sale of its franchising network to Hunters the independent estate agency group.

Divorce - It's Just 50/50 Isn't It?


Resolving the financial aspects in a divorce can be one of the most difficult and complicated matters of separation. Many people wrongly believe that all assets will simply be divided equally. The reality is that there are complex factors that a Court must consider in every case. These factors involve consideration of both statute and Judge made Law (common law).

York Solicitors Help In Purchase Of Nought E Food Business


Solicitors from York have helped a local woman realise her dream to own and run a food company.

Lincoln Solicitor Takes On Double Charity Challenge


A solicitor from Lincoln is taking on a double charity challenge as she aims to raise awareness and funds for Lincoln Women’s Aid.

New Cafe On Historic Steep Hill


Local woman Nola Hughes has obtained the lease of the second Tea Room on historic Steep Hill, in Lincoln. Steep Hill is currently being judged as one of the best streets in the UK.

Solicitors Provide Overview of Social Media for Employers


Help is on hand for businesses struggling to understand their rights regarding social media and their employees.

Speaking out about Domestic Abuse


Domestic abuse usually hits the headlines when the Government announces another initiative to combat it. We watch the news and assume that it only happens to people we don’t know. 

Solicitors Coordinate Charity Donation for Headway UK


Solicitors in Lincoln have been collecting their unwanted items and donating them to Headway UK to use in their charity shops.

Langleys Provides Lincoln University with Latest Legal Update


The University of Lincoln’s HR department has been learning about the latest employment rules and regulations following a bespoke legal seminar.

Leading Law Firm Launches Licensing Group


Leading law firm, Langleys, has launched a dedicated Licensing Group.

Langleys Charity Event Raises Cash for Local Hospice


A charity event has raised over £1,000 for a Scarborough hospice.

Family Law Team Shows Resolve


Langleys’ Family Law unit has strengthened its expertise with an accreditation from Resolution for demonstrating specialism in domestic abuse cases.

Leaders in Law


Thirteen of Langleys’ solicitors have been recognised as leaders in their field by Chambers & Partners. This represents an increase of five lawyers on the existing list of eight Langleys’ leaders in their field.

Law of the Cloud


With the launch by Apple of iCloud last month, cloud computing has become front page news. As is often the way with new developments in technology, the law is struggling to keep up. For anyone considering using the cloud it’s important to make sure you’ve thought about the legal issues involved as the pitfalls could have a serious impact on your business.

Spate of Promotions for Langleys


Langleys has announced a raft of promotions with two partner appointments, one of which is a non solicitor.

Langleys Medical Law Team Attend The AvMA UK Conference 2011


Sally-Ann Robinson, Head of Clinical Negligence at Langleys, Andrew Cragg, Associate Solicitor, and Helen Rundle, Solicitor, attended the AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference in Manchester between the 23 and 25 June 2011.

Public Sector Strikes Impact on Private Sector


Employment law expert Stephen Elliott of Langleys comments:

Langleys Comments On The Government's Announcement About Legal Aid Cuts


Sally-Ann Robinson, partner and head of the Claimant Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Unit at Langleys, comments on the Government’s announcement yesterday (21 June) that legal aid will be cut to all clinical negligence cases:

Enforcing a Debt


Before embarking upon court proceedings, the ability of the defendant to meet a claim ought to be at the forefront of the claimant’s mind. However, it rarely is and often litigants focus exclusively on the merits of their claim without turning their attention to the crucial question of whether their opponent is worth ‘powder and shot’.

Pitfalls Remain for Landlords Despite Changes in theLaw


By now landlords ought to be aware of the sanctions they will face if they fail to comply with their duty to protect tenants’ deposits within an authorised tenancy deposit scheme. Although this duty arose in April 2007, it is surprising how many unwittingly fail to comply within the prescribed time limits or at all.

Shareholder Disputes


I Have Fallen Out With My Fellow Shareholders What Do I Do?

Yorkshire Law Firm Launch Litigation Funding Initiative


Law firm Langleys has teamed up with market leading legal expenses insurance provider Firstassist to launch a new package to greatly reduce, or in some cases eliminate, the burden of funding commercial litigation.

Consenting to Cookies - New Rules on Privacy and Marketing


The government is introducing new rules that come into effect on 26 May 2011 which will affect every organisation that uses electronic marketing and cookies. The new rules apply to not-for-profit organisations and charities as well as businesses.

Controversy Rages Over Government Plans for on the Spot Fines


Jeremy Scott, regulatory partner at Langleys Solicitors in York, one of the UK's leading road transport law experts, comments: “The Government’s plans to allow police to give on the spot fines to careless drivers, rather than taking them to Court, is a controversial one.

Solicitors Wear Royal Wedding Themed Hats for Headway


Solicitors from Langleys’ Lincoln office donned their Royal Wedding themed hats to raise vital funds for charity.

Gifting the Family Home


We are often asked to advise Clients who wish to make a gift of their home to their children to try to avoid care home charges in later life.

Langleys Expands Insurance Division in York


Law firm Langleys has expanded its Insurance division with five new recruits.

Yorkshire Law Firm Launch Litigation Funding Initiative


Law firm Langleys has teamed up with market leading legal expenses insurance provider Firstassist to launch a new package to greatly reduce, or in some cases eliminate, the burden of funding commercial litigation.

CBI: The Tribunal System has Become a "Barrier to Justice"


In a recent contribution to a Government consultation exercise the CBI has concluded that the Employment Tribunal system is too slow, legalistic and adversarial - and that as a result it is failing both claimants and respondents.

Midsummer's Day Railway Dinner


Langleys is hosting a Midsummer’s Day reception on Tuesday 21 June 2011 in Scarborough.

Langleys Charity Quiz


Langleys' Real Estate Team is hosting a Charity Quiz Night for property professionals in Yorkshire.

Do Young People Really "Resent" Older Workers


Research published on Monday 18th April by the care provider Anchor concluded that young workers are becoming "resentful" of their older colleagues.

Langleys Helps Bring Morrisons to Ilkley


York-based law firm Langleys has overseen the deal to create the first ever Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC convenience store.

Langleys Helps Plan for the Future


Law firm Langleys will provide an insight into how to plan for the future when it hosts a briefing on Wills, Care Home Fees and Inheritance Tax in Easingwold next month.

Solicitor “Takes a Walk on the Wild Side” for Charity


A Lincoln solicitor is taking part in the London MoonWalk 2011 to raise vital funds and awareness for breast cancer causes.

What Does a "Reason Connected to the Transfer" Mean in the Context of Tupe Dismissals? The EAT Clarifies an Important Point


The recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Spaceright Europe Limited -v- Baillavoine is both interesting and useful.

An Interesting Sex Discrimination Case...


A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has established the principle that favouring a woman on maternity leave can be sex discrimination.

New Family Procedure Rules


On 6 April 2011, the new Family Procedure Rules came into force, replacing the existing Rules. The new Rules and accompanying Practice Directions all set out how matters relating to Children and Finances will be dealt with following the breakdown of marriages or civil partnerships. 

A Lawyer You Can Bet On


Serena Brotherton, the current leading lady amateur rider in the UK who also works as a solicitor, has been appointed head of Langleys’ Equine Law Group.

Legal Teams Come to Aid of Charities


Langleys has taken up a triple charity challenge in aid of The Wilberforce Trust, the National Autistic Society, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and St Andrew’s Children Hospice in Grimsby. The three teams across the York and Lincoln offices are set to push themselves to the limit for their chosen charities.

Divorce: Taking the Collaborative Approach


All-together better solutions for separating couples.

Lincoln MP Listens to Fears Over Legal Aid Cuts


Lincoln MP Karl McCartney visited Langleys Solicitors’ Doddington Road offices this morning (Monday 4 April) to listen to concerns from the team about proposed cuts to legal aid.

Langleys Backs Winner at Middleton Point to Point


Pristine Condition won The Yorkshire Area Club Members race at Middleton Point to Point on Sunday (3 April).

Employment Lawyers Warn of ‘Unconscious Discrimination’


Employment lawyers warn of the need for recruitment vigilance as figures reveal one in six workers feel they have experienced discrimination when applying for a job or a promotion.

Law Firm Helps Bring New Bistro to Lincoln


The Real Estate unit of law firm Langleys has overseen the deal to bring a new bistro to Lincoln’s Burton Waters.

Langleys’ Equine Team Celebrates Continued Success


The Equine Law Group at Langleys is celebrating a successful start to 2011 following the completion of a series of equestrian deals.

Employers Offered Insight into Flexible Benefits


Langleys and Garbutt & Elliott are offering legal and financial advice on how businesses can reduce employment costs and still motivate and retain key staff

Legal Aid For Comic Relief


Proceeds from Langleys' bake sale and "wear it red day" raised £450, the partners have kindly matched the amount for a brilliant total of £900.

Employers Braced for Royal Wedding


Prince William and Kate Middleton will finally tie the knot on 29 April 2011 to the delight of the Nation. The public’s sense of excitement has been further enhanced with the Prime Minister David Cameron ensuring that the day is to be declared an additional public holiday.

Employment Law on the Menu for Businesses


Employment law specialists are hosting a mock tribunal to help businesses keep up to speed with changing employment legislation.

Langleys Welcomes New Partner to Employment Team


Langleys welcomes a new partner to its employment law team with the addition of solicitor Stephen Elliott.

Bacon Baps, Fun and Funds for AvMA


The would-be Masterchefs of Langleys Solicitors cooked up a sizzle and raised money for patient safety and justice.

Lincolnshire Property And Business Investment Show


Commercial property experts from law firm Langleys will be on hand to provide advice and support to local businesses at this year’s Lincolnshire Property and Business Investment Show.

Commercial Property Market Top of the Agenda


Commercial property experts are hosting seminars to help Yorkshire's businesses navigate the real estate market.

Langleys Host Mock Trial


SCARBOROUGH’S business community was given an insight in to the drama of a courtroom as a local firm of solicitors hosted a mock trial.   

Holiday Royal Pain for Business


Employment solicitors are urging the region’s workforce to think twice about the up-coming bank holiday bonanza. 

Maternity Leave Plans Comment


Kelly Taylor, solicitor in Langleys’ employment team, said: “The plans outlined today (Monday 17 January 2011) by Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg that couples should be able to share maternity leave appear to be an attempt by the Liberal Democrats to show that they are making a difference in the coalition government.

Langleys Legal Tips for Dispute Resolution


Law firm Langleys is hosting a mock trial to provide Scarborough’s business leaders with essential legal tips for dispute resolution on Thursday 10 February.

Langleys Joins With Charity for Road Safety Workshop


York-based law firm Langleys is joining forces with road safety charity Brake’s Fleet Safety Forum to provide essential advice to business leaders about the use of personal vehicles on company business.

Solicitors Warn Businesses to be Ready for Bribery


Langleys warns the business community needs to be prepared for new legislation due to come into force this April. The Bribery Act will make it an offence for businesses to offer, promise, or accept anything considered to be a bribe.

…. How Can I Get Out Of My Costly Lease Arrangement?


High rent?Extortionate service charge?Costly building repairs?High insurance premiums?Falling sales? …. How can I get out of my costly lease arrangement?

Bereaved Mother Devastated By X-ray Blunder


A mother has been awarded bereavement damages from the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust after a consultant failed to spot the cancer that killed her daughter.

When is a Guarantor Not a Guarantor? Tenant Guarantor Promises Not Worth the Paper They're Written on...?


Sara Mounsey examines the case of Good Harvest Partnership LL v Centaur Services Ltd [2010] EWHC Ch as recently affirmed in the case of K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd [2010].

Don't Spend Christmas Behind Bars


Experts warn nobody is above the law when it comes to drink driving. Jeremy Scott, partner and leading road traffic defence solicitor at Langleys in York, said: “The most recent statistics from the Department of Transport show that in 2008, 224 people died because of drink driving in North Yorkshire. These are sobering statistics.

Workers Feel Adrift Over Snow Days


When you’re a child, snow is simple. It falls, school closes and the sledging begins. For adults, Snow Days present a confusing legal avalanche – is it okay to stay at home if the car is snowed in? Does that mean you have to take it as a holiday day?

How to Avoid the Office Party Hangover


Sexual harassment, broken photocopiers, alcohol poisoning…Forget Jingle Bells, the Christmas Office party should ring out a few alarm bells for employers across the region. In these days of regulation and litigation, even the Secret Santa isn’t safe as Katherine Sinclair, an employment solicitor at Langleys, warns.

Langleys Supports Bid for New Helicoptor


Lincoln-based law firm Langleys provided vital advice on the contract which brought a new air ambulance to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire skies. James Towler, a partner in the firm’s commercial division, oversaw the deal on behalf of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.

Solicitors go to Top of the Class


Langleys has got top marks for helping the first primary school in the UK to complete Academy Status. Kevin Eveleigh OBE, head teacher at the Barnby Road Academy Primary and Nursery School, said: “We feel we were very fortunate to have selected Langleys to manage the legal administration of our Academy status.”

Langleys Supports Will Aid Charity


For the eighteenth year running Langleys is supporting a range of charities by joining forces with Will Aid.

Legal Team Soaps Up Courtroom Drama


Langleys has decided to inject a little drama into their legal seminars after being inspired by Radio 4’s long running soap, The Archers.

Langleys Oversees Raft of Deal Completions


Langleys' corporate finance team is celebrating the completion of a number of deals over the course of the last three months.

Solicitors Take Green Action


Langleys is swapping legal aid for green aid as part of the York Cares initiative to encourage employees to volunteer for the community.  York Cares plans exciting changes to improve the community space and 24-acre nature reserve, St Nicholas Fields, located in the Tang Hall area of York.

Langleys Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Society


Langleys presented a cheque for £1,285.40 to the Alzheimer’s Society after raising funds at the Langleys’ Annual Quiz.

Langleys Provides IP Support to National Railway Museum


Langleys ran a training session this month on Intellectual Property at the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York. The session was hosted by Alex Weston to delegates including representatives from the NRM, the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in London.

Langleys Advises Animalcare on Sale of Agricultural Businesses


Langleys has advised Animalcare Group plc on the sale of two of its businesses to Tru-Test UK, for a sum of £3.25m.

Gainsborough Business Awards Makes The Front Page


Kelly Taylor, an employment solicitor at Langleys made the front page of the Gainsborough Standard with the first ever Gainsborough Business Awards.

Solicitor Runs to Aid Local Charity


Gemma Whitchurch, an assistant solicitor in Family Law at Langleys’ Lincoln office, raised £560 for Lincoln Women’s Aid at the Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon.

Langleys Expands Real Estate Unit With Senior Hire


Continuing with its growth strategy Langleys has appointed Tim Cross, formally of Lupton Fawcett LLP to head up the firm’s Real Estate Unit.

Langleys Supports Lincolnshire Headway


Langleys is pleased to support Lincolnshire Headway and has donated second hand items to be sold in their charity shops in the region.

Gainsborough Business Awards


Langleys is excited to be sponsoring the first ever Gainsborough Business Awards. Buy tickets for the awards now...

Will Writer Worries


If you are concerned about your Will, an Estate or a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney following the Panorama programme “Wills- The final RIP off?” what should you do?

Tockwith Agricultural Show


Tockwith Agricultural Society recently hosted it’s 65th Annual Show. Held on it’s own 28 acre showfields at Tockwith, near York, the Show is one of the biggest and best one day agricultural shows in the region.

Langleys Announces Expansion of Family and Children Law Expertise


Langleys has appointed Sheelagh Coles as a Solicitor to further strengthen its Children Law Unit. Following a busy and successful year, the former Family and Children Law Unit has expanded and split into two separate Units, allowing both teams to specialise to an even greater extent on their respective areas of law.

Langleys Wins Court Settlement in Clinical Negligence Claim


A widow’s long battle for justice after her husband died from a massive brain haemorrhage has ended, with a six-figure compensation settlement. A judge has approved the settlement in a clinical negligence claim against Scarborough GP Dr Anne Polkey following the death in 2004 of Steven Brice, who was 34.

Langleys Advises on Sale of Hawthorn Holiday Park


Langleys advised Ambrose King on the sale of Hawthorn Holiday Park in Bridlington for a sum of £2.7 million to Aureus Leisure Limited. The site includes a clubhouse and bar and a residential property.

Funding in the Yorkshire Region


Langleys teamed up with the Bank of England to present a national and local economic review and to outline the availability of funding in the Yorkshire region.

Inquest: Swab Left in During Heart Surgery


An Inquest relating to the death of Mr Bernard Johnson was heard on the 9 June 2010 at Leicester Town Hall. Leicester Coroner, Catherine Mason, delivered a narrative verdict on the 11 June 2010.

Langleys Attends The AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference


Sally-Ann Robinson, Head of Clinical Negligence at Langleys, Andrew Cragg, Associate Solicitor, and Helen Rundle, Trainee Solicitor, attended the AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference in Brighton between the 24 and 26 June 2010.

Langleys Leads the Way at Safety Awards


Langleys is celebrating this week having received a coveted industry award at the 2010 Fleet World Honours Awards ceremony. The firm picked up the Fleet Safety Award for Small Fleets at the event, held at London’s Royal Automobile Club on Tuesday 18 May.

East Midlands: Dealing With Perennials


Largely unaffected by the recession, the agricultural sector in the East Midlands is thriving - but farmers and those advising them must now develop plans for the future to ensure continuing success.

Langleys Advises Lincoln University on Land Acquisition


Langleys has advised the University of Lincoln on the acquisition of a substantial piece of land alongside the Brayford Pool. The University has pledged to develop the site sympathetically in the future and will maintain the on site boat moorings.

Langleys Advises on Brook Street Sale


Yorkshire - based Law Firm Langleys advised on the sale of 31-33 Brook Street, Ilkley for Wetherby-based Oakgate Group Plc achieving a yield of 5.8%. The site is currently occupied by tenant Restaurant Bar & Grill Limited, trading as Italian restaurant Piccolino.

Langleys 'Takes The Wheel' As Champion of Driving For Better Business


Langleys has been appointed a ‘Driving for Better Business’ Champion by leading forum RoadSafe. Jeremy Scott, partner at the firm will lead the initiative and has committed to promoting work-related road safety to businesses. Part of his role will be to endorse the key messages of the campaign at road safety briefings across the Yorkshire region.

Another Partner at Langleys Achieves Notary Status


Peter Horner, Partner at Lincoln-based Langleys, has qualified as a Notary Public - the oldest branch of the legal profession. Notaries have a role quite distinct to that of a solicitor or barrister, and are a separate, independent, legal profession, under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury (a role he has had since Henry VIII’s break with Rome in 1533. Prior to that, notaries were appointed by the Pope, but the work is not to do with church matters)

Lord Justice Jackson's Proposal for The Civil Justice System – Radical Reform


Until now, many solicitors have been able to offer a guarantee to those clients signing up to a 'no win, no fee' - conditional fee agreement that in the event that they win their case, they will retain 100% of their damages. This may not be the case for much longer.

Partner at Langleys Ranked Top Leader in Field


Sally-Ann Robinson, Partner at Lincoln - based Langleys has moved up to band one in the Chambers UK listings of top ranked leaders in the field of clinical negligence.

Don't Take Your Car For A Drink!


Christmas is a time of parties and social engagements. It’s also a time which could have serious implications for drivers, as Police across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire launch their annual crackdown on drink driving. The start of the festive season will see officers taking part in random or targeted roadside stop-checks which will last until the end of the New Year celebrations.

Roger Taylor Elected President of the Tockwith Agricultural Society


Roger Taylor, Partner in the firm's Business Development team, was elected President of the Tockwith Agricultural Society on 4 November 2009.

Langleys Warns Employers of Dangerous Consequences of Driver Fatigue


Leading Yorkshire/Lincolnshire law firm Langleys is alerting employers to the ruling in a recent case in which a company was fined £30,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation relating to the death of an employee who fell asleep at the wheel.

Langleys Hosts Successful Agri - Legal Update at Castle Howard


York and Lincoln based Langleys and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) hosted an update at Castle Howard on the ‘hot’ topics currently affecting the agricultural community. Local farmers, land agents, accountants and bankers received expert commentary on issues including agricultural related tenancy succession, inheritance tax and bank lending and security. The free to attend event took place on Tuesday 20th October 2009.

Director General of CBI Visits Langleys Lincoln Office - 8th October 2009


Leading Lincoln-based law firm Langleys invited top figures from the Lincolnshire business community to engage in debate with Richard Lambert, Director General of the CBI. Issues raised at the event included the current economic crisis and how the government can provide more support to industry.

Langleys Expands Employment Unit and Adds a Judge to the Team!


Yorkshire/Lincolnshire - based Langleys has expanded its Employment Unit with the appointment of three legal specialists.

Is Your Website Disclaimer Valid?


A landmark ruling from the Court of Appeal means it's time for businesses to review their website disclaimers, Alex Weston specialist IT lawyer writes. The court has decided, in the case of Patchett v SPATA, that companies may be liable if they make inaccurate claims on their websites.

Langleys Moves a ‘STEP’ Ahead


Phil Robinson, a Solicitor in the Private Client Unit of York-based Langleys Solicitors, has become the latest member of the team to achieve the accreditation of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and become a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

The Companies Act 2006 - October 2009 Implementation


The Companies Act 2006 (CA2006) was implemented in phases with the 1 October 2009 phase being the final one. This briefing aims to cover the main changes going live on that date together with how they apply to both your existing company and new companies you plan to form. The driving purpose of the CA2006 is the enablement of business, deregulation and streamlining to ensure that doing business in England and Wales is as straightforward as possible. 

Health and Safety and the SME


1. As an employer what are my main responsibilities under health and safety legislation? Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 every employer, no matter what type of business, is responsible for the health and safety of everyone affected by that business.

Langleys Diversifies with Launch of Health and Welfare Unit


York and Lincoln based Langleys has launched a new Health and Welfare Unit to deal with highly specialised and unique medical treatment and welfare cases in the High Court and Court of Protection. Susan McKendry is regarded as one of the North of England’s leading solicitors in this aspect of the law and will lead the specialist team. She joins the York office as an Associate Solicitor and will act for people who, because they lack mental capacity and cannot properly manage their own affairs, are unable to represent themselves.

Langleys Announces New Head of Family Law Unit


Leading law firm, Langleys, has appointed Mark Day as head of the firm's Family Unit, effective from April 2008. Mark joins Langleys from Gosschalks in Hull where he was made Partner in 2002.

Langleys Announces Expansion of Family and Children Unit


The Family and Children law Unit of Langleys Solicitors is pleased to announce that it is beating the economic downturn by expanding and appointing four new legal specialists.

Expenses and Breach of Mutual Trust and Confidence


MPs expenses are currently in the media spotlight following the Telegraph’s revelations over recent weeks and the publication of expenses on 18 June 2009. MPs have been perceived by many as conducting themselves in a manner that has eroded the public’s trust and confidence in Parliament.  There have been a number of high profile resignations and the whole expense system is now being reviewed by the Independent Committee on Standards in Public Life. 

Briefing Note: Sick Leave and Annual Leave Entitlement


 HM Revenue & Customs and Stringer and Others [2009] UK HL31  The House of Lords delivered its judgment on 10 June 2009 in the case of HM Revenue & Customs v- Stringer and Others. It ruled that workers can bring claims for statutory holiday pay under the deduction from wages provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996, overturning a Court of Appeal decision that the Regulation 30 of the Working Time Regulations provides a single and exclusive remedy of enforcement for unpaid holiday.

One Day My Son, All This Will BeYours


In yet another case illustrating the point, the House of Lords has reinforced the dangers of the little known legal principle of “proprietary estoppel” for agricultural families.

Langleys Visit To JSR Farms


Thanks to the hospitality of JSR farms, Southburn, Driffield, and in particular Philip Huxtable, the Managing Director of JSR Arable, a party of farmers, land agents and professional friends joined Andrew Fearn and members of the Langleys Agricultural team on a farm visit and tour last month.

Mock Tribunal March 2009 - The Decision


Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure 2004Case Number – 1168943/2009

Lord Jailed for Texting Whilst Driving


In February 2009, Lord Ahmed was imprisoned for 12 weeks and disqualified from driving for 12 months for sending and receiving five text messages while driving in the dark on a motorway.

Redline Racing Limited


Langleys’ Construction team have recently completed advising Redline Racing Limited on the necessary procurement in relation to the £800,000 project to design and build Redline Racing Limited’s new premises at St James Business Park, Knaresborough.

Developers Should be Aware of their Health & Safety Responsibilties


While Health & Safety should always be high on everyone’s agenda it is fair to say that the construction industry is always under close scrutiny. As we discuss below there has also been recent additions to the statutory regulations, both generally and specific to construction. These increase the responsibility of the Client/Developer, heighten the requirement to have the appropriate heath and safety “culture” and raise the level of fines and likelihood of imprisonment should the regulations be breached.

Home Repossessions by a Landlord's Lender


For several months it has been difficult to pick up a newspaper or turn on the television without learning of another casualty of the recent economic downturn. However, the events of the last few months, which led to what people now call “the credit crunch”, are not just another news story – the credit crunch really does exist! I know because I see clients every week that are affected, either directly or indirectly.

Age Discrimination And Retirement


The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ("the Regulations") came into force on 1 October 2006.  The Regulations implement parts of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive 2000/78/EC ("the Directive") that established a framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation.  The Directive makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate on the grounds of age at any stage in the employment process.  Prior to the Regulations there were no legislative provisions in the UK to protect against discrimination on the grounds of age.  

Langleys' Employment Lawyer Scoops Lincolnshire Business Person of The Year Award


Kate Hindmarch, employment partner at Langleys, was named the Lincolnshire Echo's Business Person of the Year at last week's prestigious, black tie Business Awards 2008 at The Engine Shed.

Disability Awareness


There are 6 million carers in the UK.  Current employment law provides that carers of people with a disability are entitled to limited time off to deal with emergencies affecting their dependants.  Carers who are parents of a disabled child have the right to apply for flexible working. 

Time off for Dependants


Since 1999 employees have had the right to take a reasonable amount of time off work to deal with unexpected or sudden emergencies affecting their dependants and to make any necessary longer term arrangements.   Dependants include spouse, civil partner, child, parent and those who rely on the employee for assistance or to make arrangements for the provision of care. 

The National Staff Dismissal Register


The National Staff Dismissal Register is due to be launched later this month.  An initiative of Action Against Business Crime (a partnership between the Home Office and the British Retail Consortium), it is reported to be an online register of workers that have been accused of theft and dishonesty in respect of their employment regardless of conviction.  

How the Law Changes - Part 2


This is the second in a series articles considering how the Government reforms the law by passing a Bill through Parliament. You may recall from Part 1 of this series that murder carries a mandatory life sentence and that the defences of provocation and diminished responsibility exist to reduce to a manslaughter conviction what would otherwise be murder. This provides a 'safety valve' for the sentencing judge because it allows the judge to impose a less onerous sentence if they so wish. In part 1 of this series, I considered the current defence of provocation and the proposed replacement defence of loss of control. In this article, I will examine the current defence of diminished responsibility and the proposed replacement. I will examine the law against the case of Kiranjit Ahluwalia in order to explain the differences between the current law and the proposed new law.

Motoring Q&A


Jeremy Scott of the Specialist Road Traffic Law Team answers some of your legal queries.

Been Caught Speeding


Thousands of drivers are wrongly fined for speeding each year because of errors with speed camera evidence.

Ignore the Letter at Your Peril


The scenario is a common one. A driver goes a little too fast past a speed camera. About a week later, the registered keeper of the vehicle receives a letter from the Police asking them to name who was driving. Many drivers who receive these letters do not realise that they are legally required to answer this letter and will commit a criminal offence if they fail to do so.

Drivers and Employers Beware!


The Road Safety Act 2006 received Royal Assent last November which means it will be implemented in stages over the coming months and years. Some parts of it are already in force and have far reaching effects for all road users.

Operation Helical - Bulletin


On 30th July 2007 Operation Helical was launched by North Yorkshire police. Intensive police action will target dangerous, careless and irresponsible road users, and officers warn that they will take firm, decisive action against offenders.

Operation Helical - Danger Roads


Operation Helical highlights danger roads and accident hot spots

Speeding and the Law


Jeremy Scott of the specialist Road Traffic Law Team answers your legal queries

Rights of Way - Who Goes There?


Rights of way are, of course, a never-ending source of debate and controversy. Those of you who have rights of way crossing your fields will know all too well about the rules and regulations which require you to maintain the way and to ensure that it is fit for use by members of the public. Failure to observe the requirements can be costly in terms of time and money.

Boundary Disputes - It's The Principle, You See!


Experience has taught us that boundary disputes are notoriously difficult to solve without recourse to litigation and even if we are able to negotiate a settlement, it almost follows as a matter of course that neither party is satisfied with the result; inevitably a compromise. "It's the principle, you see!".

Land Registry - Bring It Up To Date


As long ago as 1925, Parliament passed the Land Registration Act. This introduced a system which provided for the registration of all land in England and Wales, a strategy which would eventually replace traditional title deeds with a Land Registry Certificate of Title. 

Land Registry - Squatter's Rights


Property lawyers are having a field day at the moment! Not only are they coping with the effects of the Land Registration Act 2002 which came into effect in October last year but they are also dealing with the consequences of the Stamp Duty Land Tax introduced in December. 

Tenancy Reforms


The Tenancy Reform Industry Group (TRIG) completed its deliberations last year and finalised its recommendations to the government. It was asked to do so in response to the government's announced review of the legislation comprised in the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. The group was very representative of the farming industry including, as it did, delegates from all the major farming associations and specialists from the legal and surveying professions. The discussions were wide ranging and considered several aspects of both traditional agricultural tenancies which are regulated by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the relatively new FBT regime.

Rights of Occupation - False Economy


It is one of the features of farming life in this country that rights of occupation are awarded by one to the other "on the nod". Such informal arrangements abound, not only between members of the same family, but also between independent third parties. Whilst most of these arrangements are reasonably successful and cause no problems, there are a significant minority about which this cannot be said. Where they end in dispute, it inevitably carries a financial cost but where members of the same family are involved, the consequences can be so much more serious. In addition to all the other issues, we also now have to cope with the vagaries of the Single Farm Payment system. The answer must surely be that it is better to record all such arrangements formally having taken proper professional advice. Not to do so may well be a false economy.

Going Up In Smoke


Gordon Williams, a painter and decorator from Ceredigion, Wales, was recently fined £30 for smoking in his work van. His wife paid the fine for fear of it rising to £50, as threatened in the penalty ticket. 

Speed Cameras: Right For York?


In 1986, in a small town in Texas, the first speed camera ticket was issued. Now, over 20 years later, speed cameras may be coming to York. Steve Galloway, the Lib Dem leader of City of York Council, is putting pressure on North Yorkshire Police to introduce them at accident blackspots.

Can You Use a Competitor's Trademark as a Sponsored Link?


It is common practice for businesses to advertise by purchasing a sponsored link on Google or other internet search engines. But is it permissible to use a competitor’s registered trademark as a sponsored link? This is the question which the court was asked to consider last month in Interflora, Inc Interflora British Unit v Marks & Spencer plc [2009] EWHC 1095 (CH) Alex Weston, specialist intellectual property and IT lawyer writes.