Archives for Uncategorized

How Will Coronavirus Impact Child Arrangement Orders?

How Will Coronavirus Impact Child Arrangement Orders? Please note that this article was produced on 25th March 2020 at 12:10pm, and is subject to change in line with the daily Government announcement. Parents whose children are subject to a Child Arrangement Order have concerns over what they must do given the Government’s announcement to ‘stay at home’ in terms of following the arrangements under a court Order and are seeking advice on what will happen if they temporarily suspend the arrangements. The Government guidance that was issued alongside the Stay at Home Rules on the 23rd March 2020 states that ‘’Where parents do
Read More

Lockdown – What are the new powers for testing and treatment?

Lockdown – What are the new powers for testing and treatment? The internet and social media are awash with all sorts of stories and statements as to what powers now exist to deal with the Coronavirus. Some of the information is misleading and wrong, for example some social media and tweets have suggested parents can be arrested for their children coughing on somebody or that the police can arrest someone for not being at home isolating. So here are the facts in relation to the controls that have been introduced in Wales. New powers have come into effect that allow measures
Read More

Can I Make a Will Whilst in Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’?

Can I Make a Will Whilst in Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’?   The outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), will no doubt highlight to many the importance of having an up-to-date Will in place. However as it has become necessary for law firms to temporarily postpone face to face contact with clients and make arrangements for lawyers to work at home, this has had an impact on the ability of clients to make new Wills or review their existing Wills. At JNP Legal we are committed to providing our clients with the best service possible and as such our lawyers in the Life
Read More

Government Guidance Issued on House Moves – Covid-19 Pandemic

Government Guidance Issued on House Moves – Covid-19 Pandemic   The current Covid-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing provisions have had a big impact on the housing market. This comes after the recent boost in house prices with months of price increases following the December election and the effect of the ‘Boris Bounce.’ The Government  is aware of the impact of the health restrictions on the housing market and  has issued advice to help clarify the position.  The Government has urged parties involved in sales and purchases ‘to adapt and be flexible’ and  to stay at home  and delay moving whilst
Read More

Why Lasting Powers Of Attorney Are So Important – Misconceptions and Practical Considerations

Why Lasting Powers Of Attorney Are So Important – Misconceptions and Practical Considerations   Have you ever stopped to consider who would make decisions for you in relation to your property, finances and health if you were not able to? It is a common misconception that your partner or close family member can automatically make decisions for you if you are unable to do so. Only a Lasting Power of Attorney gives someone the legal ability to make decisions on your behalf. It is important that everyone should be able to plan for their future on their own terms with
Read More

JNP Legal Covid-19 update 03/04/2020

Here at JNP Legal, we’ve been actively monitoring the situation with regard to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is to ensure the welfare of our employees whilst also ensuring that we will continue to maintain the exceptional level of service that our clients have come to expect from us. JNP Legal have already taken steps to mitigate the impact of any changes in guidance from UK authorities. This includes a provision for employees to work from home where possible. Due to the nature of the services we deliver and the existing systems which we use to support that,
Read More

JNP Legal Covid-19 update for our Clients and Contacts

Here at JNP Legal, we’ve been actively monitoring the situation with regard to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is to ensure the welfare of our employees whilst also ensuring that we will continue to maintain the exceptional level of service that our clients have come to expect from us. JNP Legal have already taken steps to mitigate the impact of any changes in guidance from UK authorities. This includes a provision for all employees to work from home or alternative offices when necessary. Due to the nature of the service we deliver and the existing systems which we
Read More

How much is a Personal Injury Claim Worth?

How much is my personal injury claim worth? We here at JNP Legal are specialists when it comes to personal injury claims. Our Nelson office is a corporate member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and two of our solicitors are accredited members of APIL. We have successfully negotiated settlement on a number of claims over the years. One of the most common questions asked at the outset of a claim is in relation to the value of it. At the start of a claim, it is extremely difficult to say with any certainty how much a claim
Read More

Conveyancing – How soon can I move into my home?

My offer has been accepted but how long will it take before I can move into my new home? Once an offer has been accepted, the estate agents prepare the sales particulars,  which include details of the Property being purchased,  the agreed price and the Seller and Buyer’s solicitors. Once this is sent out to both parties, the solicitors can begin  the conveyancing process which will include carrying out identification checks and obtaining completed client care documentation from their client. Once  the Buyer’s solicitors have received the Contract papers, the transaction generally can take between  6 and 12 weeks to ‘complete,’
Read More

How the Motor Insurers’ Bureau might help you

How the Motor Insurers’ Bureau might help you Whilst it is compulsory for all vehicles to have motor insurance not all drivers comply with this legal requirement. Where such drivers are involved in road traffic accidents with other vehicles and are at fault, this potentially leaves others injured and without recourse to an insurer for the liable driver. There are also unfortunately times where drivers who have been involved in accidents leave the scene without exchanging details with an injured person. In such circumstances the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (‘MIB’) may be able to assist. The MIB is a non-profit making
Read More