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The Law Society's Wills & Equity Committee Appointment

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Stephen Lawson , Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Inheritance and Trust disputes has been appointed by The Law Society, to its Wills and Equity Committee. Stephen who has been with the firm, with offices in Warrington, Frodsham and Stockton Heath,...

Expert comment on today's Supreme Court ruling

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Stephen Lawson, Head of Litigation, FDR Law comments on today’s ruling (15 th March 2017) whereby the Supreme Court overturned the six-figure award to a woman left out of her estranged mother's will, after three charities appealed the decision....

Where there is a Will, there is a way

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..and also where there isn’t! Stephen Lawson, Partner and Head of Litigation will be speaking at the next Warrington First event on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at the Institution Bar, 2 Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1B. Stephen will be...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cyclists Rights Part 2

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Q: I recently started to commute on my bike and have become more aware of the poor road surfaces on m journey. As a cyclist do we have any legal rights if there an accident as a result of the road condition? A: Poor road surfaces contribute to almost...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cyclists Rights

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Q: As a keen cyclist, what are my legal rights on the road? A: I am a regular cyclist myself and we are not alone; British Cycling have stated that more than two million people cycle at least once a week; an all-time high. Last year 3,237 cyclists...

STEP Conference 2016

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Stephen Lawson, Partner and Head of Litigation at FDR Law has been announced as a speaker at the annual STEP Tax, Trusts & Estates Conference 2016. Taking place over four dates in different locations, Stephen will be discussing The Inheritance Act 1975...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Don't put off making a Will

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FDR Law Legal Clinic Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law discusses the Importance of Making a Will Q: My long term partner is reluctant to discuss making a Will, neither of us are getting younger and I am worried about the future, what can you advise? ...

Liverpool Law Society - Contentious Probate Update

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The discussion is part of a 1 day conference aimed at Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate practioners and will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Pier Head in Liverpool. Other subjects being covered at the Conference include: ...

Testamentary Capacity Webinar Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

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Stephen Lawson, Head of Civil Litigation at FDR Law and expert in contentious probate and inheritance dispute case will be speaking in a live Webinar for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 1.00 to 2.00pm. The course is...

FDR Law wins £190,000 CSA case hearing for single mum

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Largest ever CSA arrears case win – yet six months on, mum yet to receive any payment Stephen Lawson, leading national child maintenance expert and Head of Litigation at Warrington legal firm FDR Law, has secured the biggest ever arrears case of over...

Stephen Lawson on BBC Radio Merseyside

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Stephen Lawson FDR Law Partner was interviewed on Roger Phillips’ Tuesday lunch time show (28th July) on BBC Radio Merseyside discussing testamentary capacity in relation to a recent landmark judgement. The case was an eight...

Stephen Lawson co-authors new book

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Stephen Lawson has made a major contribution to clarifying UK law on will making in a new book, published by Oxford University Press Stephen, who is a partner and head of litigation at Cheshire legal firm FDR Law, has joined with two other...

Two Stories, One Conclusion - Make a Will

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Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Will Dispute cases describes two events recently, which had the same conclusion The first tale - should the law for making Wills be modernised? The Law Commission is an independent body set up by the...

Child Support Update

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Stephen Lawson, Partner and Child Maintenance dispute expert at FDR Law provides an update on Child Support in the UK. “The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) took over responsibility for all new Child Support claims opened after December...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Child Maintenance

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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Warrington Law Society president, head of litigation at FDR Law Child Maintenance Q: ‘I have just separated from my wife and need to sort out how much maintenance I should pay to support our two children? A: The way...

Child Maintenance Changes

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Single parent families will be penalised by new rules on child maintenance payments, according to Stephen Lawson, a nationally-recognised child support expert. Stephen, who is head of litigation at Cheshire legal firm FDR Law, says new regulations...

Top Law Society panel appointment

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Cheshire solicitor Stephen Lawson has been appointed to one of the country’s top legal advisory panels – the Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee. Stephen, who is a partner at FDR Law in Frodsham, joins a select group of the...

Don't fall for the Cold Caller

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A personal warning by Stephen Lawson The widespread problem of unregulated cold callers trying to sell Will-writing services was personally experienced by solicitor Stephen Lawson, our litigation and will dispute expert, recently. He...

Deathbed Gifts - The Last Resort

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Deathbed gifts are back in the news following a High Court decision in June 2013 to uphold a controversial final bequest. It’s widely known that to bequeath a specific gift of property it is necessary to make a Will, signed before two witnesses, as...

Stephen Lawson to speak at Resolution Conference

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Stephen Lawson Partner and Specialist in Child Maintenance cases, will be speaking about CSA at the 25th Resolution conference in Stratford upon Avon on 13th April 2013....

Keep Law Local

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Keep law local is the message from newly elected Warrington Law Society President, Stephen Lawson, a partner at FDR Law. Mr Lawson was elected president at the Warrington Law Society’s annual meeting and he is determined to use his year in office to...

Stephen Lawson Elected to Serve North West on National STEP council

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Stephen Lawson has been elected to represent North West solicitors, accountants, financial advisers and Will-writers on the national council of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He beat off stiff competition to be selected to serve on...

National Coverage Following CSA Human Rights Victory

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Following the judgement on 30th October 2012 at the Court of Appeal. Details of the CSA landmark case, involving Stephen Lawson child support specialist, have been reported and commented on nationally including: Family Law...

Human rights victory to help parents unjustly jailed by CSA

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A major human rights battle has just been won at the Court of Appeal to protect parents from being unjustly jailed by the Child Support Agency (CSA). Solicitor Stephen Lawson, child support specialist and partner at FDR Law, and Liverpool barrister Matthew...