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Claphams Solicitors' Blog & News

The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

How to identify Japanese knotweed in summer

Why worry about Japanese knotweed?

Japanese Knotweed may not look like a problem as it is actually quite an attractive looking plant. However, it would be wise not to be fooled by its beauty. This destructive plant costs Britain an estimated £165 million annually and has now been listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the worst invasive species in the world.

Wishing all our Muslim Clients Ramadan Mubarak

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Wishing all our Muslim Clients Ramadan Mubarak during the Holy month of Ramadhan, from everyone at Claphams Solicitors.

JAPANESE KNOTWEED IN SPRING - SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS

Japanese Knotweed in spring, spot the warning signs

Although Japanese Knotweed will decompose and become dormant in winter, the first signs of its rebirth are noticed in Spring where it is at its weakest. In the majority of cases, Japanese Knotweed growth is first noticed in March. Watch out for pink and red buds rising up from the ground as these buds are evidence of a highly expensive Japanese Knotweed problem in the future.

Rising dementia rates prompt calls for Scots to arrange Power of Attorney

Scottish Legal News have quoted a recent article in The Herald which discusses how rising dementia rates have prompted calls for Scots to ensure they have a Power of Attorney in place in the event they fall ill.

15% of Glasgow residents would contest a loved one's will

More than 12.6 million Brits would be willing to challenge a loved one’s will in court should they feel unhappy or disagree with the division of the estate, according to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance.