Leigh on Sea News

Christmas Crackers

Leigh is alive with Christmas decorations and hopefully you've all enjoyed the decorations in our window too where we have cracked open an over-sized cracker so that all the trinkets representing our services have tipped out.

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Legal Eagle Q&A: Wills

An old neighbour of mine has died and in her will she has left me £30k legacy but she went into a care home and there is no money left. What happens?

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Legal Eagle Q & A: Black Friday!

No doubt everyone will be looking to grab themselves a bargin in the Black Friday Sales, but, as a consumer, what are your rights?

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Legal Eagle Q&A: Inheritance Tax

I would like to give each of my grandchildren £1000 for Christmas – do I have to pay inheritance tax?

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November: the Month of Gunpowder, Ashes, and Remembrance

As I sat in my office in Leigh Broadway this week, I looked up to see a beautiful funeral pass by; the funeral director was walking ahead of the procession, and the hearse was beautifully valeted and full of flowers.

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Legal Eagle: No Show Workers & Refunds

Q: I employed a landscape gardener to do some work for me. He quoted £3,000 for the job and asked for £750 up front for materials and has not now returned to the job and is ignoring all contact. What can I do?

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Legal Eagle Q&A: Dog Attacks

I was walking in Library gardens and I saw a dog attack someone! I thought this was against the law?

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Celebrating International Day of the Older Persons

The 1st of October was Older People’s day and this has come from the UN’s own International Day of the Older Persons

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Legal Eagle: Partners, Property and Protection - who gets what?

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If I own the leasehold of my flat, can I let it out when i'm away?

I own the leasehold of my flat and I am due to go away working for at least 6 months; can I let my flat out?

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Back to the School Gates!

The café culture in Leigh Broadway changes this week...

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Legal Eagle: Rights of the homeless

I know that we are supposed to be neighbourly and kind to everyone, but I am unhappy about some people that seemed to have moved their tents permanently onto some wasteland next door to my house. What can I do about it?

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Legal Eagle: Dog Fouling along the Broadway

Is there anything I can do about it? Surely it is against the law?

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Legal Eagle Q&A: I live above a hairdressers and they play very loud music – can I do anything about it?

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Legal Eagle Q&A: Should I get a pre-nup?

My friends are telling me that I should get a pre-nup. Whats your advice? It seems very unromantic.

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Legal Eagle: Next of Kin and Power of Attorney

Q: My partner and I have lived together for 20 years (we are now both 46). He recently had a terrible accident and was basically out of it for a few weeks and the hospital would not even talk to me about his care...

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20 Years in Leigh on sea!

This month Giles Wilson is proud to celebrate 20 years in Leigh on sea and what a 20 years it has been both in the law and in Leigh itself!

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Legal Eagle Q&A: Should my ex have more than half of our house now we are splitting up?

My boyfriend and I bought a house together years ago...

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Legal Eagle: What if I'm Hit by a Bus?

Q: My girlfriend and I have just bought a house together and someone has said to us that if I got knocked down by a bus and died, she may not be able to continue living there? Is that true?

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June 2017 - General Election comes to Leigh-on-Sea

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