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The Dangers Of Leasehold – 9 Things You Need To Know

Time icon 5 October 2017 | Person icon Robert Godfrey

Avoid getting caught out by the risks of leasehold property – find out how to extend your leasehold, buy or sell your home, & choose a reputable solicitor

Claiming Against A Friend For Professional Negligence

Time icon 20 April 2017 | Person icon Helen Hall

After gratuitous advice from a went wrong; the homeowners were left with a large bill for remedial work, we ask if they had a right to claim compensation

Simpson Millar In Another Test Case Success In Court Of Appeal

Time icon 16 November 2016 | Person icon Greg Cox

Greg Cox, Partner at Simpson Millar, acted for one of the interveners - in the Qader v Esure [2016] EWCA Civ 1109 case at the Court of Appeal this morning

When Buying A Car Turns Into A 4-Wheeled Disaster

Time icon 11 May 2016 | Person icon Greg Cox

If you purchase a car based on a certain specification, and it turns out to be different – you could be reclaim your money.

The New Consumer Rights Act - Know Your Rights

Time icon 10 November 2015 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

To mark National Consumer Week 2015 we're looking at the changes to consumer rights law in recent months.

Why Mr Beavis Lost Parking Fine Case Is Not So Bad for Motorists

Time icon 9 November 2015 | Person icon Greg Cox

We have all been guilty of accidentally overstaying on a parking place, and running back to the car in the vain hope of avoiding a ticket!

Cold Call Scams: The Law's Changing – But What Can You Do Meanwhile?

Time icon 25 February 2015 | Person icon Bryan Nott

We've all had them: unexpected calls and texts promising the world. It seems everyone has something wonderful to offer – whether you asked for it or not.

"Like Second-class Citizens in a Third World Country" – Bristol Fly Infestation

Time icon 23 June 2014 | Person icon Emma Costin

The plague of flies in Bristol rages on, causing a nuisance to local businesses and residents.

Firm Admits Responsibility for Fly Swarms

Time icon 17 June 2014 | Person icon Emma Costin

Following protests from a Bristol residents group, a recycling firm in Avonmouth has conceded that a recent swarm of insects are its responsibility.

Booking your own holiday might be cheaper - but what if it goes wrong?

Time icon 1 January 2014 | Person icon Nick Harris

It might be tempting to try and save money by booking separate components of a holiday such as flights and accommodation yourself ...

Poor Hotels Assessed by BBC One’s Holiday Hit Squad

Time icon 7 February 2013 | Person icon Nick Harris

With thousands of Britons travelling abroad every year and the number of holiday complaints rising...

Judge implements decision for the first time after Landmark Ruling for flight delay claims

Time icon 1 February 2013 | Person icon Nick Harris

The number of holidaymakers stuck at an airport up to 20 hours due to cancellations and delayed flights has been increasing over the years

Holiday complaint under investigation by Thomas Cook

Time icon 10 January 2013 | Person icon Nick Harris

With the gloomy weather throughout the Christmas period, many holidaymakers flew abroad to enjoy a sunny Christmas

PPI claims pursued via the courts could be at an end

Time icon 20 November 2012 | Person icon Bryan Nott

A landmark Court case has set a precedent in PPI litigation to the detriment of thousands of borrowers who are still trying to claim for the mis-selling..

Travel Agency reported by Watchdog as "Cheap Holidays at a Price!!"

Time icon 18 October 2012 | Person icon Nick Harris

According to customers of an online travel agency, you may get more hassle than is worth for a cheap last minute holiday.

Mis-sold Energy savings plans

Time icon 30 August 2012 | Person icon Bryan Nott

Gas and electric companies have been under the microscope now for some time in relation to their selling practices and many consumers have been duped

Mis-sold Mobile phone contracts

Time icon 29 August 2012 | Person icon Bryan Nott

Important points to remember when taking out a mobile phone contract:

Free NHS dental care: misleading patients must end – OFT

Time icon 1 June 2012 | Person icon Bryan Nott

Elderly care in UK under spotlight by charity report

Time icon 25 May 2012 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

A survey mounted by the age-support charity WRVS has found that loneliness and isolation are major issues for UK pensioners.

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