Sheep or Wolf? How to Fraud-proof your Lasting Power of Attorney

    Sheep or Wolf? How to Fraud-proof your Lasting Power of Attorney Article written by David Maxwell, Senior Associate The untrustworthy individual who abuses a parent’s or elderly neighbour’s power of attorney is a recurring theme in the media and despite a major overhaul of the system several years ago shows little sign of […]

A Matter of Life and Death……..some Future Planning

A Matter of Life and Death……..some Future Planning Article written by David Maxwell, Senior Associate Private client lawyer —————————— There has been much debate in the press and elsewhere recently concerning end of life care and euthanasia. The dividing line between the two is, in fact, often blurred and the pain-relieving but potentially life-shortening quality […]

Why do I need a Will?  

“Why do I need a Will” by Rashid Azizi, Associate Solicitor Wealth Protection and Private Client team, Why do I need a will? In essence, it is a question of retaining some degree of control regarding how your estate passes on your death and ensuring there is some measure of certainty. We spend most of […]

BUT IT’S NOT FAIR!

The past two years have seen a number of high profile disputes being reported in the press where aggrieved adult children used the courts to try to overturn their late parents’ Wills in order to acquire a larger share of their estates for themselves. It is not surprising that these types of cases are so […]

New Years Resolution To Finally Sort Out Your Will

As the New Year commences it is as good a time as any to review your family’s security and future. It could be a horrible mistake not to contemplate what is going to happen to your estate and loved ones security on your death or in the event of your serious ill-health or even on […]

Home Office cracks down on Tier 1 (Investor) Visas because of Money Laundering concerns

                                          Home Office cracks down on Tier 1 (Investor) Visas because of Money Laundering concerns Article written by Kezia Daley Senior Associate in the Immigration department Several news reports have announced that as from Midnight […]

The Times Best Law Firms Guide launched today lists DWFM Beckman employment team in the top 200!

The Times has today launched its inaugural “Best Law Firm’s” guide for the top 200 law firms in England and Wales. We are delighted to be listed for Employment law and congratulate the team led by Elizabeth Johnson.   An online guide can be found at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-law-firms-2019-9kh6q236r For further information about our employment services please contact Elizabeth […]

Media and Entertainment Department ranked in Legal 500 2018/2019

We are pleased that our Media and Entertainment department headed by Irving David is once again ranked highly in the Legal 500 2019 Edition. The Legal 500 writes:  DWFM Beckman’s ‘incredibly thorough, professional and efficient’ department acts for a range of entertainment sector clients, such as musicians, songwriters, actors and TV production companies, independent record […]

Legal 500 ranking Commercial Litigation

DWFM Beckman’s Commercial Litigation team are ranked and reported in the Legal 500 as going “the extra mile for a successful conclusion‘. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, […]

Legal 500 2018 -2019 Leading Individual ranking – Family Law

Congratulations to our outstanding family team for once again being ranked highly in the 2018-2019 edition of Legal 500 and to Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui who leads the department for again being recognized this year as a “Leading Individual”. Legal 500 comments that Sofia is ‘highly knowledgeable and is driven by a painstaking passion for excellence’. Her team […]