Public Rights of Way

While we stood reviewing court paperwork in the middle of a field last week, my farmer client regarded two individuals walking their dogs past us. The walkers were taking advantage of a public right of way which had long exis...

Should you have a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document signed by one person authorising another person to make decisions on their behalf and will remain effective even if the person making the power has lost mental capacity. There a...

The risks of ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney

Many people with Alzheimer’s will eventually reach a point where they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves – this is known as lacking ‘mental capacity’. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important legal t...

Inquest into death of a Cambridge woman, who died whilst an inpatient at Fulbourn Hospital

The inquest is taking place this week at Huntingdon Town Hall into the death of a Cambridge woman, Hannah Allum, who took her own life whilst in a mental hospital. Sharon Allison, a medical negligence specialist at Ashtons Le...