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#SolicitorChat: upcoming topics

#SolicitorChat topics in January and February

In January and February, #SolicitorChat is covering these interesting topics:

Thursday 13 January – amending a child arrangement order

Thursday 20 January – first-time sellers

Thursday 27 January – personal injury claims in winter

Thursday 3 February – digital assets and wills

If you’re a solicitor and specialise in any of these topics, join us on Twitter every Thursday 9am to 10am – just search for #SolicitorChat and join the conversation.

Thursday 13 January: amending a child arrangement order

As children begin to return to school, many parents and guardians may be considering amends to child arrangement orders.

But what steps should they take to ensure the changes are legally binding? And how can a solicitor help to find an agreement which works for everyone?

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We’ll be discussing this and more during #SolicitorChat:

  1. What steps should parents/guardians take when amending a child arrangement order?
  2. Do the parents/guardians need to attend mediation before amending a child arrangement order?
  3. What are the main things parents/guardians need to consider before making an application to the court to vary a child arrangement order?
  4. What will the court take into consideration when reviewing an application to vary a child arrangement order?
  5. Why is it important to seek expert advice from a solicitor when amending a child arrangement order?

Thursday 20 January: first-time sellers

Selling your first home can be a daunting prospect.

What happens if an unexpected issue arises in the searches? What are the steps to ensure a smooth sale? How can a solicitor help?

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We’ll be discussing this and more during #SolicitorChat:

  1. I’ve accepted an offer on my house – what’s the next step?
  2. What happens if unexpected issues arise on the searches?
  3. What are the costs I am likely to incur?
  4. What other complications could arise when I’m selling?
  5. How will my solicitor help me in the sale process?

     

Thursday 27 January: personal injury claims in winter

During the winter months, the risk of weather-related personal injury claims can increase.

But who’s responsible for making sure public areas are safe during the icy months? And what steps are involved in making a personal injury claim? How can a solicitor help?

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We’ll be discussing this and more during #SolicitorChat:

  1. Do you notice a rise in personal injury claims during the winter months?
  2. What is the process for making a personal injury claim?
  3. What information will I need to provide to my solicitor when making a personal injury claim?
  4. Who is responsible for making sure public areas are safe in icy conditions?
  5. What impact would the 2021 whiplash reforms have on any minor road accident claims I may have?

Thursday 3 February: digital assets and wills

Technology is a huge part of modern life. Our digital assets include everything from photos to online banking and email accounts.

Unfortunately, all too often, those who have a will haven’t included their digital assets.

What are digital assets and how can a solicitor help you to plan your digital legacy? 

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We’ll be discussing this and more during #SolicitorChat:

  1. What are considered ‘digital assets’?
  2. What are the key issues relatives face when trying to deal with a deceased loved one’s digital assets?
  3. How can someone include digital assets in their will?
  4. What happens to your online subscriptions and digital downloads after you die? 
  5. How can a solicitor help you plan your digital legacy?

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