How to protect yourself as a Conveyancing Solicitor

by Paul Addison on April 28, 2022 No comments

The Conveyancing sector receives 23% of all legal complaints, making them the most likely Solicitors in all legal areas to be sued.  With this statistic having risen by over 5% in the last decade, and rules and regulations within the industry becoming increasingly unclear, there has never been a more important time to do all you can to prevent a negligence claim.

Although Professional Indemnity insurance should cover any costs you incur from a negligence claim, no amount of insurance can protect you from the potential damage to your hard-earned reputation, or the months of stress that a negligence claim can cause. With a client able to sue a Conveyancing Solicitor up to six years after the alleged negligence, the constant unease and unrest that many solicitors experience can take its toll.

Paul AddisonHow to protect yourself as a Conveyancing Solicitor

Robbie Williams Granted Permission for Underground Swimming Pool

by Paul Addison on January 8, 2019 No comments

Following a 5-year quarrel with Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, Robbie Williams has been granted permission for his controversial underground swimming pool at his home in Kensington.

This verdict could end a five-year spat between the two musicians over the plans for an underground gym and swimming pool at Robbie’s Grade II-listed home off Kensington High Street in west London.

74-year-old Jimmy Paige is worried the building works will damage his Grade I-listed gothic revival mansion.

Paul AddisonRobbie Williams Granted Permission for Underground Swimming Pool

Eddie the Eagle inspires fundraising success at charity sporting lunch

by Paul Addison on November 13, 2018 No comments

Guests were treated to an afternoon in the company of Olympian Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards at a sporting lunch last week.

The Best of British event was held at the Hilton Gatwick Airport Hotel on Friday 9 November in aid of Rockinghorse, raising over £17,500 for the Sussex children’s charity.

230 guests packed in to the Ascot Suite for the fourth annual fundraising lunch sponsored by Ecoingot, which welcomed the legendary ski-jumper as special guest speaker.

Eddie, who is considered one of the most inspiring speakers on the circuit, shot to fame at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. In 2016 he had a Hollywood blockbuster made about his colourful life and career, starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton – and guests were certainly not left disappointed by his witty and charismatic stories of determination.

Paul AddisonEddie the Eagle inspires fundraising success at charity sporting lunch

Direction on creating inclusive environments has been launched

by Paul Addison on March 21, 2017 No comments

A guide with the aim of creating an accessible and inclusive built environment has been broadcasted by the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

The Essential Principles Guide includes six measures to support, guide and motivate built environment professionals whilst making decisions for clients, employers and the society that affect the success of an inclusive environment.

Paul AddisonDirection on creating inclusive environments has been launched

Urban extension mooted for North East new town

by DevAssist Team on May 8, 2015 No comments

Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has submitted an outline planning application to Northumberland County Council for a major residential-led development of 1,600 new homes near Newcastle on behalf of a consortium of developers. This announcement comes after a year previously, local residents fought an unsuccessful battle to get a number of locations designated as village green status to prevent development from going ahead.

Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes want to build the sustainable urban extension on an 86-hectare site to the south-west of Cramlington New Town. The scheme, which will be known as Arcot Woods, also includes a local centre with shops, a pub, a school, a pub as well as a care home, sheltered housing for older people, a community centre and a health centre.

DevAssist TeamUrban extension mooted for North East new town