Life as a Trainee: the Employment Department

Casey Smith, Trainee Solicitor at Blythe Liggins LLP, reflects on the first seat of her training contract in the Employment Department. “The first day of my training contract I felt extremely anxious, but the family feel at Blythe Liggins put me at ease straightaway. I knew that I had their complete support to guide me […]

How Making a Will Has Changed in the Pandemic

Traditionally, and let’s face it, solicitors firms are nothing if not traditional, the process of making a Will was always very formal, with a face to face meeting to take instructions and then a second meeting for the signing of the Will. The whole affair was rather convivial and the thought of not meeting a […]

Pet-Nups – what you need to know!

An estimated 3.2 million UK households have acquired a pet since the first lockdown in March of last year according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.  We are a nation of dog lovers.  Increasingly in these uncertain and worrying times we have turned to our pets.  Many of us have been isolated from friends, family […]

Wills Week Raises More Than £17,000 For Myton Hospice

Myton Hospice has received a welcome boost to its funds with more than £17,000 being handed over by local law firms who took part in the charity’s Make a Will Week. During the campaign solicitors worked hard to get the wills written, signed and witnessed under social distancing rules, sometimes in unorthodox situations such as […]

Paul Celebrates 30 Years With Blythe Liggins!

A Radford Semele wills and probate lawyer has been celebrating 30 years with Leamington solicitors Blythe Liggins against a backdrop of surging demand for wills as a result of the pandemic. “I can’t remember a time like it” said Paul England. “We have never been busier and are seeing a huge surge in the number […]

Two Castles 2021 Cancelled

Organisers of this summer’s Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth have reluctantly had to cancel the event for the second year running. The annual race is organised by Kenilworth Rotary and Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club and would have been run on Sunday June 13. However, race organiser and Rotarian Philip Southwell said the […]

Court Ruling Could Help Businesses Claim Back Covid-19 Losses

There has been some good news for local businesses who have been hit by COVID-19, as they may now be able to realistically pursue an insurance pay-out following a judgement handed down by the Supreme Court. At a hearing on January 15, the court backed policyholders in a test case to clarify whether a variety […]

The Impact of Brexit on Personal Injury Claims

The UK formally left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2021, after being a member since 1973 and a large amount of UK law has come from the EU over those 47 years. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 dictates that the law as it stood at midnight on 31 December 2020 remains but […]

VACANCY – Residential Conveyancing Solicitor

We are looking for an experienced Residential Conveyancing Solicitor, preferably at Senior Associate or Principal Associate level, to join our first-class, thriving conveyancing team. With early partnership prospects and a great working environment, this will be an exceptional move for the right candidate. Role Candidate must be experienced in varied, technical and complex residential property […]

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: for Better or for Worse?

At Blythe Liggins we recommend the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements (quite often referred to as pre-nups). A pre-nup is an agreement in which a couple record their rights and obligations in relation to property, capital income, debts and any other assets.  They can record how they want to divide assets should their marriage fail and […]