July 29

Do solar panels have a right to light?

A High Court judge has overturned planning permission for a house extension in Medway, Kent, in a case that rules ‘climate change is a legitimate planning issue’. In a shock decision, Mr Justice Lane overturned the council’s ‘irrational’ decision and decided in favour of Bill McLennan who vehemently objected to his neighbour’s proposed extension on the grounds that it would significantly block sunlight to his solar panels despite the Council granting permission for the project to go ahead.

July 26

Conveyancing quotes

If you are buying or selling a house, flat or other property in the UK you will most likely need the services of a conveyancer to deal with the legal aspects of the transaction. With many firms offering conveyancing services it can be difficult to know which one will provide you with the best service.

July 4

Regional probate offices to close in £1 billion Ministry of Justice reforms

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that they will be centralising probate registries as part of a £1 billion reform programme resulting in the closure of regional probate registries. The move will see regional probate registries close and all probate services, except for some administrative work, centralised at the Courts and Tribunals Service Centre in Birmingham. The restructuring is designed to improve the service by bringing together expertise in one central location.

June 13

Annual Cupcake Day helps bake a different in Alton!

JC Solicitors were delighted to support the Alzheimer’s Society annual Cupcake Day event this month.

We asked people to guess the number of sweet treats in our huge mountain of cakes in our Alton office window. For every ‘guess’ we donated £1 to the fundraiser.