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March 9, 2016
Almost a fifth (18%) of young people spend less than 12 months at any one address
78% believe the levels of rent they pay will delay the age they can get on the property ladder
Over half (51%) have considered moving countries to give themselves a better chance of getting their foot on the property ladder
February 12, 2016
QualitySolicitors reveal divorce enquiries dropped 25% six weeks after Valentine’s Day in 2015, suggesting the day could be the key to saving your marriage!
January 13, 2016
43% said increasingly different interests caused irreparable rifts in their marriage
76% of ‘over-50’ divorcees report new-found feelings of relief, excitement and confidence
64% feel they have moved on successfully
November 12, 2015
35% of over 40s don’t know what the term probate means
Over two thirds (68%) admit they wouldn’t know where to start
42% don’t understand that executors need to settle debts
One in ten people appointing executors admit to offering incentives including allocating a greater part of their will
October 7, 2015
71% of SMEs expect shared and flexible working space to be a top priority in the future
Over two fifths (42%) rate space flexibility over location when looking for new premises
SME growth hindered by costly and time-intensive conveyancing process
September 9, 2015
81% of Brits have hired someone in their home in the past 12 months to help with household chores
But 42% don’t safeguard their home to ensure their safety
Over half (52%) aren’t aware of their responsibilities when hiring people in their home
September 8, 2015
Amy Bell, head of risk and compliance at QualitySolicitors is taking her position as the new chair of The Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force.
August 3, 2015
Over the past week the probate legal community has been busy debating the case of Ilott v Mitson, where a woman who was excluded from her mother’s will was awarded a £164,000 inheritance.
June 2, 2015
Now the election uncertainty has passed, market commentators are saying momentum will return to the UK housing market with fierce competition among buyers expected to resume as supply fails to keep up with demand. To investigate the lengths that buyers are willing to go to in order to secure a property in todays’ sellers’ market, QualitySolicitors conducted a survey* among over 500 people who have bought a property in the last 2 years.
May 11, 2015
Sellers’ market means onus now on buyers to market themselves better
Bidding wars lead average buyer to have offers declined on three properties & pressure to get on ladder leading to purchase mistakes
Many buyers failing to get the basics in place – including a mortgage in principle and good credit rating
April 15, 2015
But fears of baby duties, a sense of responsibility and money worries mean nearly a quarter won’t take it.
March 12, 2015
Cameron holds narrow lead on key election issue – but Miliband wins hearts of first-time buyers says poll
January 13, 2015
New service to transform client services and help reduce administration
December 22, 2014
Research reveals the triggers most likely to land UK couples in divorce courts in the New Year.
November 18, 2014
New research reveals majority of Brits’ wills are out of date or non-existent
October 31, 2014
QualitySolicitors firms aim for Halloween-themed showstoppers with its Big Bake for Barnardo’s
QualitySolicitors firms across the country will today (31 October) take part in a national Halloween-themed bake off in aid of the children’s charity Barnardo’s.
September 9, 2014
60% resent personal injury claimants who ‘push up cost of insurance’ but Brits left average of £1,178 out of pocket because they ‘don’t want to make a fuss’ following an injury.
July 29, 2014
“Our investment in Simplify is a clear statement of our ambition to build a national leader in UK consumer legal services with unparalleled points of access. The scale and technological expertise of Simplify coupled with the national high street coverage and consumer reach of QualitySolicitors will provide multiple growth opportunities for both companies.” says Daan Knottenbelt, Partner at Palamon Capital Partners.
July 16, 2014
Research on behalf of QualitySolicitors suggests that despite continued job growth confirmed in today’s employment statistics, economic recovery is being held back by employers concerns over red tape and employment costs.
June 2, 2014
New research undertaken by QualitySolicitors shows many small and medium sized businesses are unaware and unprepared for changes to employment rules governing flexible working which come into force on June 30.
April 7, 2014
A unique new service launched today by QualitySolicitors promises to take the headache out of resolving small claims disputes. Built around an innovative partnership with a mediation company, the fixed-fee process will help consumers achieve a fair solution when they face a dispute concerning up to 10,000.
April 1, 2014
During the last two weeks, QualitySolicitors partner firms have been coming together, across the country, to share their experiences and hear about the legal brand’s exciting plans for the future.
March 25, 2014
Couples with different nationalities need to tread carefully when it comes to a prenuptial agreement to avoid separation from future children should the marriage fail, says QualitySolicitors, a network of over UK 100 law firms in 200 locations.
March 24, 2014
QualitySolicitors create series of property mini guides to help protect people entering into property arrangements.
January 29, 2014
QualitySolicitors pilot revolutionary new mentoring service to help clients over the Divorce Void (Divoid).
January 27, 2014
QualitySolicitors secure substantial further investment from Palamon Capital Partners from their €670m fund.
Autumn campaign sees 80% boost in new business leads.
January 27, 2014
Credit card users could be sitting on unclaimed millions of pounds following a County Court decision today that means consumers have more time to make a claim against their credit card company when a purchase has gone wrong.
December 18, 2013
Leading child abuse solicitors, QualitySolicitors Abney Garsden have launched an appeal for evidence which may help to support a claim of sexual abuse by a headmaster at Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire. The 83 year old former headmaster, Peter Wright was yesterday convicted of multiple sex offences against pupils at the school. Caldicott was attended by a string of high profile individuals including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Andrew Strauss, the former England cricket captain.
December 2, 2013
• Upfront ‘QualitySolicitors price promise’ across all legal services including litigation
• No more charging by the hour
October 8, 2013
QualitySolicitors launches new TV campaign to tackle common preconceptions of customer service in legal profession.
August 1, 2013
The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that police were incorrect to bring charges against driver Michael Hughes after he was found to have been driving without a licence in an uninsured Mercedes camper van when his vehicle was hit by a Honda Civic driven by James Dickinson, who later died as a result.
July 1, 2013
- Survey reveals almost half of UK women are nervous about telling their boss they're pregnant.
- QualitySolicitors provides free maternity legal guides for both employees and employers.
May 1, 2013
One of the UK’s leading experts on child abuse, Stockport based Peter Garsden, and four further survivor charities, are petitioning Education Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a new law forcing schools, faith groups, sports bodies, the NHS, and nurseries, to inform their local authority of all allegations and incidents of suspected and known abuse.
April 1, 2013
QualitySolicitors warns that low-income parents may be left unable to afford necessary legal representation to secure contact rights with their children following divorce.
March 6, 2013
QualitySolicitors Abney Garsden lawyer, Peter Garsden, supports the formation of a panel to review historic sex abuse allegations.
November 27, 2012
A battle to recognise a soldier killed in a Taliban bomb attack in March as the father of a five month old Warrington baby girl has finally been won.
October 30, 2012
Two North West lawyers have won a major human rights battle at the Court of Appeal to protect parents from being unjustly jailed by the Child Support Agency (CSA).
October 22, 2012
• More than a third of people wish stores would go back to basics
• Over 45% would swap supermarket convenience for a good local high street
October 19, 2012
Solicitors from London branches of QualitySolicitors hit the streets of Covent Garden yesterday, offering free legal advice to the public as part of a new campaign to keep solicitors local.
September 26, 2012
Mandatory pensions for all SME staff from 2014 may dent the bottom line but it needn't be a legal minefield if companies prepare early, according to QualitySolicitors.
September 26, 2012
From 1st October 2012, all companies who employ 250 or more employees will be required by law to include all those employees in a UK pension scheme.
September 25, 2012
National charity and legal group unite to promote will writing and legacy donations.
August 17, 2012
You may not have read it but it’s unlikely you’ve been able to get through the summer without hearing something about Fifty Shades of Grey. The success of the novel has taken everyone by surprise and its graphic content has become a top water cooler conversation.
August 2, 2012
With London 2012 successfully underway Craig Holt, Chief Executive of QualitySolicitors, explains your rights to getting those last minute holiday requests approved so you can follow Team GB.
July 18, 2012
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill published today will help SMEs reduce workplace disputes by cutting regulatory red tape, according to QualitySolicitors, the UK’s fastest growing legal brand.
May 16, 2012
Almost two thirds of SMEs seeking legal advice in the UK are concerned about terminating the employment of under-performing employees, according to a survey of 400 solicitors around the country. This particular issue topped the scale of most problematic legal challenges currently experienced by SMEs.
May 1, 2012
The character of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird was named as the public’s favourite fictional lawyer, according to an online YouGov survey commissioned by QualitySolicitors, the UK’s fastest growing legal brand.
March 26, 2012
Local law firms around England and Wales have united under the QualitySolicitors brand and launched a multi-million pound, national campaign last night designed to shake up the legal world and help make solicitors’ services more accessible to everyone.