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13 Apr
If you feel you have suffered a financial shortfall due to negligence or lack of care from an accountant, then you may be entitled to pursue a claim and sue your accountant for negligence. Accountants are highly skilled professionals within the financial industry who are expected to provide their clients with a duty of care and responsibility whilst carrying out work on their behalf. We understand that whilst accountants are typically meticulous in their work, mistakes can happen that may result in a financial loss or legal implications for their clients. If you believe your accountant has made a mistake
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29 Mar
Japanese knotweed has been a nuisance both in real terms, and at law for some years now.  Our attitudes have however been able to change due to increased knowledge and awareness. Surveyors are still expected to be fully aware of the nuisance weed when inspecting properties, and despite a more holistic approach now being taken in respect of the management of Japanese knotweed, surveyors must still ensure that their surveys are not subject to a professional negligence claim. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have recently published updated guidance in relation to Japanese knotweed which is effective from March
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8 Dec
Following the recent cyber-attack on the IT systems of the conveyancing group, Simplify (which includes conveyancing firms, Premier Property Lawyers (My Home Move), JS Law, DC Law and Advantage Property Lawyers), we have received enquiries from clients wishing to instruct us to take over their property transactions. We would like to reassure our clients that Patron Law has capacity to assist those wishing to change their conveyancer/solicitor. We pride ourselves on our impeccable service levels and we shall endeavour to turn around your transaction as efficiently as possible during this difficult time. The Council of Licenced Conveyers (CLC), which regulates
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14 Jul
Mark Lewis, Partner and Head of Reputation Management and Media at Patron Law, appeared on BBC News and Sky News on Sunday 14th July 2019, in relation to the legal action between whistleblowing former employees of the Labour Party, and the Labour Party. Sam Matthews and Louise Withers-Green, previously employed by the party within its disciplinary investigations team, gave their accounts of how the party had handled investigations into antisemitism within the party membership on BBC’s Panorama on Wednesday 10th July 2019. The defamation action being brought by Mr Matthews and Ms Withers-Green stems from subsequent allegations by individuals and
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23 Jan
London, 23 January, 2019 – The UK’s foremost media, libel and privacy lawyer Mark Lewis joins Patron Law to lead its Reputation Management and Media practice. Mark is known for his high profile work, starting the phone-hacking cases against the now defunct ‘News of The World’ and ‘The Mirror Group’ and negotiating the largest ever settlement of a phone hacking claim: £3 million for the Dowler family. He represents celebrities, private individuals and businesses and joins Patron Law from London based law firm Seddons, where he was also a partner. Commenting on his role at Patron, Mark said: “I’m delighted
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7 Oct
Abrahamson & Associates and Patron Law announce today the merger of the two firms. The agreement concluded last week sees Golders Green based Abrahamson & Associates join Patron Law’s team in its new premises in Holland Park, London. Abrahamson & Associates, founded in 1996 by Barry Abrahamson has a respected reputation built over many years for delivering exceptional private, commercial and company law advice. For twenty years, the firm has served a range of UK and international clients across all aspects of private client, employment, family, dispute resolution, real estate and commercial law. Patron Law has a highly skilled, well
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