Biography – Matthew Strain

Biography – Matthew Strain

I made my decision to become a lawyer some 18 years ago when I joined the University of Newcastle to learn as much as I could about being a lawyer. No one told me you would probably not learn much of that at any university: Academic work is very different to...
IHT Simplification

IHT Simplification

Inheritance Tax General Simplification Review Since Inheritance Tax was introduced in its current form it has been subject to continuous change. The increase in house prices coupled with the changing economic and social landscape has seen an uplift in the number of...
MEES means Landlords pay for energy efficiency

MEES means Landlords pay for energy efficiency

On 5th November 2018, Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulation 2015 (SI 2015/962) (MEES Regulations 2015) was amended in regard to domestic properties. The amended regulation will apply on the grant of a new tenancy to a new tenant or...
Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin If your property has been invaded by knotweed, a recent Court decision will allow you to claim damages. In a recent case against National Rail, homeowners in Bridgend successfully claimed damages of £4,320.00 and £10,000.00 for...
Shorter Trials Scheme

Shorter Trials Scheme

The Court system is always trying to find a way to shorten the time taken to have cases reach the Courtroom. This benefits all parties, and creates certainty all round, and enabling cases to be seen more quickly means commercial problems caused by litigation can be...
Does Strain Keville Provide Legal Aid?

Does Strain Keville Provide Legal Aid?

Whilst all of our clients will know that we do not provide Legal Aid, we have been asked by a number of people what it entails and whether they have a right to it. We hope this note will give some background information and some idea about the use of Legal Aid. Do we...