Lasting Powers of Attorney – Is now a good time?

Mr G, a man in his mid-forties was married with three children.  He had his own business which was extremely profitable, and enjoyed his pastime of playing golf and swimming.  He would take flamboyant holidays about four times a year with the family, with at least two involving skiing in the French and Swiss Alps. When he came to see me to draw up his Will,  we discussed preparing  Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s).  “What are they”, he asked? I explained that a lasting power of attorney is a legal…

Interview with Manal Fouad our Senior Associate Solicitor

Interview with Manal Fouad our Senior Associate Solicitor Q: What has been the highlight of your profession so far?A: Dealing with a few complex cases, fighting for justice on behalf of my clients, which attracted high media coverage achieving successful results. Q: Who (or what) inspired you?A: My mother – she taught me whatever happens in life, to greet it, and embrace it with honesty and integrity. Q: How would other describe yourself in three words?A: Loyal, Patient and amiable Q: What do you find interesting about the Private Client…

Interview with Jeremy Lewis our Partner

Interview with Jeremy Lewis our Partner Q: How long have you worked at Bowling & Co?A: Nearly 9 years. Before that I was joint managing partner at a firm in Docklands for 27 years. Q: What aspects of law first attracted you to the profession?A: I was always interested in property law. To others it was dull and boring but I found it interesting and challenging. Q: Who (or what) inspired you? A: A teacher at school who used to say “Being good is not enough if you dream of…

Avoiding a cracker of a hangover from the company Christmas party

As the clock ticks down to Christmas party time, companies need to avoid the event becoming the wrong sort of cracker.  Any company-organised office party, whether in or out of working hours and on or off site, is an extension of the workplace which can test a business across the board on its policies and attitudes. “It’s a real stress-test for the culture of the business and its employment policies,” explained Huseyin “Each year we see another significant case reaching the courts arising from an incident at a work party. …

Interview with David Downham our Practice Director

Interview with David Downham our Practice Director Q: How long have you worked at Bowling & Co?A: 18 years, having joined on 1st June 2001.. Q: What attracted you to the profession?A: Having previously worked in the Civil Service and Accountancy worlds, I wanted a change of direction, and whilst studying to be a Chartered Secretary, I decided that the legal profession seemed a natural fit with my chartered studies, so I moved into this area. Q: Who (or what) inspired you?A: My late father, Ernie Downham; in his early…

Trick or Treat! – The legal lowdown on our most horrible holiday

Whether you regard it as an unwelcome American import, or the chance to be downright naughty for an evening and dress up as a little devil, Trick or Treat is part of the UK’s culture. Every October 31st you’ll see hordes of ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties (and at least one Captain Jack Sparrow, for some reason) of various ages, wandering the neighbourhood and demanding munchies with menaces. It’s adorable to open your door to a ghost, two fairies, and a skeleton all carrying pumpkins, but could offering these…

New dinosaur themed adventure golf course officially opens

"We are delighted to announce the grand opening of Playgolf's newly themed Dinosaur Adventure Golf Course! We have been acting for Playgolf for many years." - Dinesh Raja Mighty Adventures celebrated the opening of its new crazy golf course, Viking Valley, in Hedge End, Southampton on Saturday, May 18. After hosting a VIP launch in the morning, complete with a book reading by Nat Luurtsema, author of the Mighty Adventures children’s books, the course was opened to the public where visitors received 50 per cent discount on tickets. Click Mighty…

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