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Mercers Lifetime Lawyers

At Mercers we have a number of Private Client Solicitors who are accredited members of Solicitors For the Elderly (SFE), which this month became The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (TALL). Rebranding from SFE to TALL was thought important as advice previously considered pertinent to older clients, has become equally valuable to our younger clients.  Lifetime […]

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Will forgery – the case of Fraser v Khawaja

Forgery of signatures presents persistent challenges in the legal sector, particularly when they involve the authenticity of a will. The 2023 case, Fraser v Khawaja [2023] EWHC 3143, serves as a striking illustration of such challenges, showcasing the pivotal role of the court in navigating contentious probate disputes. The case highlights the seriousness of will […]

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed – Not just a gardener’s nightmare. Japanese Knotweed is classified as a highly invasive, fast-growing plant that poses a significant risk of property damage. If left untreated, it can exploit weaknesses in such things as brick, tarmac and metal piping. It has the capability to regrow from cuttings as small as 2mm and […]

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Mediation – What is it and why is it important?

What is mediation? Mediation is a facilitated negotiation process in which disputing parties seek the assistance of a neutral third party, referred to as the mediator, to resolve their conflict. The mediator is chosen by all parties involved and remains impartial throughout the process. Their responsibility is to steer discussions and facilitate a resolution that […]

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