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Deborah joins filmmakers at the hub of Birmingham’s film community

November 9, 2017   |   Written by: Deborah Pegg

Deborah Pegg, Astle Paterson’s specialist lawyer for Media, TV and Film attended the Film MarketPlace Birmingham last week, for the second year, to chat to film makers about the legal challenges of bringing their art to the big screen.  The ...

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The Pre-Action Protocol – What you need to know about Debt Recovery

October 31, 2017   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

Liam O’Shea, head of Astle Paterson’s Litigation and Debt Recovery Department, discusses a very recent addition to the debt recovery process, the Pre-Action Protocol, that could change your legal requirements. Business disputes, especially when it comes to debt recovery, can ...

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Wear it Pink – Supporting the fight against Breast Cancer

October 25, 2017   |   Written by: Sally Wileman

Last Friday 20th October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Astle Paterson joined in the fight by participating in the nationwide Wear It Pink fundraiser. 50,000 women a year are diagnosed with the disease, and 11,500 will unfortunately die ...

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Local lawyer warns changes to powers of attorney may leave older and vulnerable at risk

September 29, 2017   |   Written by: Helen Vorley

Local Legal Executive, Helen Vorley from Astle Paterson of Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent issues warning following FCA’s call to turn lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) fully digital, proposals which would remove the need for a physical ‘wet signature’.   Lawyers ...

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How to obtain a Divorce

September 12, 2017   |   Written by: Martin Astle

If you have come to the conclusion that your marriage is at an end then you should seek legal advice from a Solicitor’s firm.  At Astle Paterson, we provide advice and assistance throughout the divorce process. Martin Astle, Director at ...

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Indemnity Insurance: Why do I need it?

August 29, 2017   |   Written by: Navroop Kaur

Navroop Kaur, Senior Residential Conveyancer in Astle Paterson’s Conveyancing department discusses the need for indemnity insurance when purchasing certain properties. Navroop said “Many clients who have bought or sold houses in recent years will have been informed by their Solicitor that ...

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A name of a child found to be damaging to a child’s emotional welfare

August 23, 2017   |   Written by: Justine Woodcock

Justine Woodcock of Astle Paterson’s Family & Divorce department, discusses the recent High Court ruling that a mother is able change her child’s name without the consent of the father. Justine explained “A father’s appeal against a Court ruling allowing ...

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Powers of Attorney: A risk worth taking?

August 18, 2017   |   Written by: Maria Pusey

Following a BBC News article in which Denzil Lush, a retired senior Judge warned people over Powers of Attorney, Maria Pusey of Astle Paterson’s Wills and Probate Department addresses the stated risks of having a Power of Attorney. Maria said “The ...

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Astle Paterson’s Equality & Diversity Data 2017

August 7, 2017

As a law firm, Astle Paterson collate, report and publish workforce diversity data about the diversity make-up of our workforce. In turn, the Solicitors Regulation Authority uses the information to view the diversity make-up across the whole legal services sector. Astle ...

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Letting agent management fees to be banned?

August 1, 2017   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

Liam O’Shea, Director & Solicitor in Astle Paterson Solicitors’ Litigation & Dispute Resolution department discusses the Government’s plans for agent management fees to be banned. Liam said “A Tenants’ Fees Bill is set to be introduced to Parliament seeking to ban landlords ...

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