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Trainee solicitors, law students and those considering a career in law often ask me what it is like to be a solicitor.  It is never an easy question to answer because every day is so different but, after my first year as a fully-fledged qualified solicitor, I thought now would be a good time to […]
Investing in our corporate and commercial team has helped us break into the list of the region’s top ten legal advisers for merger and acquisition work. We were ranked eighth in the latest Experian review of the region’s corporate market following a busy year. Recent projects on which we had advised include the management buy-out […]
The death of a loved one is always a difficult time. But what should you do if a Coroner decides to hold an investigation into a death? Our specialist clinical negligence team at Hay & Kilner can help. Lauren Hall, solicitor explains how. If a Coroner decides to open an Inquest into the death of […]
Will an architect be in breach of his duty of care if his design fails to takes into account the client’s budget?  This point was considered by the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in the case of Riva Properties Limited v Foster + Partners (2017 EWHC 2574). Facts Riva Properties Limited (Riva) engaged Foster + […]
After new figures showed a sharp spike in the number of employment tribunal claims being lodged, North East business owners are being advised to take proactive steps to ensure they’re not the next ones to find themselves facing claims. That’s the response of Sarah Hall, Partner in our employment law team here at Hay & […]
In Ancient Greece it was believed that the final journey of the deceased to the underworld was over the river Styx. Payment of the boatman named Charon was imperative for a safe crossing. There was therefore a tradition, in the ancient world, of placing a silver coin on the mouth of the deceased to pay […]
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