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How the 2016 Budget Will Impact Your Finances

by Fat Media on 24 March 2016
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On 16th March 2016, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented the 2016 Budget. There was a lot of talk about economic growth and national debt – but how will the announced changes impact you and your finances?   Here, we provide a summary of some of the ways the Budget migh... Read More »

Tenant's Rights Guide

by Fat Media on 15 February 2016
Tagged with: landlord, tenants

In recent years, more and more people are opting to rent out rooms in their home as a source of extra income. Together with the continuous increase in house prices and people struggling to get their foot onto the property ladder, the amount of people choosing to rent rooms is on the up. As a tena... Read More »

Knowing your Consumer Rights

by Fat Media on 13 January 2016
Tagged with: consumer rights, returns

Christmas time has always been synonymous with decorations, trees, mulled wine and of course, presents. But unfortunately, our urge for buying gifts each year, especially ones that are a surprise, means that many may have to be returned or exchanged for an item more preferable.    Sinc... Read More »

Ryanair case success for Fylde Law

by Fat Media on 18 December 2015
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Fylde Law solicitors hit the headlines recently forcing budget airline, Ryanair, to disclose documents in a high-profile defamation case.   Ryanair had refused to make voluntary discovery of the documents to Fylde Law’s client, Ray Quigley, a pilot being sued by the airline for defamation, ... Read More »

Dealing with Divorce

by Fat Media on 18 December 2015
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Going through a divorce is one of the most emotionally turbulent times for anyone. There's plenty of help available to guide you through the formalities and take a lot of the stress away.     ... Read More »

How to find and hire the right lawyer

by Fat Media on 13 November 2015
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Sometimes you have no option but to seek legal advice in the form of a lawyer; when someone owes you money and will not pay up, or when you’re arrested with a crime for instance. But people seek legal advice and expertise in all kinds of situations. There is the possibility of battling a legal mat... Read More »

Who should you vote for in the General Election 2015?

by Fat Media on 6 May 2015
Tagged with: general election

An exhausting month of heated political debate is almost over, as the British public prepares to vote for the future government. Are you still unsure who to vote for, what parties actually stand for and which party represents the issues you care passionately about? Well it’s not too late to ... Read More »

Legislation changes for 2015

by Fat Media on 18 February 2015
Tagged with: Education, Student, Tenant

With a number of law changes on the way this year, we all need to be prepared for the ways in which 2015 legislation will be different. Here are some of the key changes ahead.  Education The Government says it wants to enhance the quality of education that young people are able to acce... Read More »

North West Hospitals: Staff & Patient Quality Reviews

by Fat Media on 23 January 2015
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Interactive Map It has become a growing trend for members of the public in the UK to find out more about the standards of care provided at local hospitals and trusts. Following changes in the NHS and the scrutiny of hospitals in the media, information has become more accessible to the public than... Read More »

An introduction to Probate

by Fat Media on 6 March 2014
Tagged with: Fylde Law, Grant of Probate, Grant of Representation, Probate, Probate and Estate Management

Many people are aware of the word Probate, but do not necessarily know what this means, or what is involved. In this blog and the forthcoming blogs, we will attempt to explain what is meant by Probate. A Grant of Probate is one of two forms of Grants of Representation issued by the various P... Read More »

The subject of Fracking

by Fat Media on 6 January 2014
Tagged with: Civil Litigation, Fracking, Fylde Law, Paul Wilkinson

As the Director of Civil Litigation at Fylde Law solicitors, I feel duty bound to comment on the news story that never seems to be away from our television screens at the moment – Fracking! In particular whether the £300 spent by John Sergeant’s forefathers in 1933 to acquire the title of t... Read More »

The compensation culture

by Fat Media on 21 November 2013
Tagged with: clinical negligence, Compensation culture, Fylde Law, personal injury

Hello. I am Paul Wilkinson and I am the Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department at Fylde Law solicitors. Over the next 3 weeks, I will be writing about the compensation culture, considering such questions as whether there really is one, if anything can be done about it, as w... Read More »

Inheritance Tax creep

by Fat Media on 7 November 2013
Tagged with: Financial Planning, Fylde Law Financial Management, IHT

The inheritance tax threshold has been frozen at £325,000 per person until 2019 but, according to the Solicitors’ Journal, property prices are projected to rise by a quarter by 2018. This means that an increasing number of estates are going to be drawn into the tax net unless action is taken... Read More »