Category: Legal News

Photograph of Zoe Bancroft, Associate Solicitor at Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd

An insight into training to become a solicitor  

Our Associate Solicitor, Zoe Bancroft completed her training contact on the 6th January 2022 and was officially admitted as a solicitor on the 1st February 2022. In this blog, Zoe provides an insight into why she chose to pursue a career in law, what her route to becoming a solicitor was like and her advice to others currently thinking about or training to become a solicitor. 

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Bridge Law Holmfirth team (left to right) Mollie-May James, Carol-Anne Baker, Claire Stewart, Jonathan Cass and Lucy Butler

Bridge Law bolsters growth in Yorkshire team following third anniversary in the region

Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd’s Holmfirth team has had an exciting summer with two new hires, a team member promotion and new premises to support their ongoing growth. Enhancing their already comprehensive range of services, the expansion has happened just in time to celebrate their third anniversary since launching a team in the Yorkshire region. 

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Preparing your witness statement for court proceedings

Preparing your witness statement for court proceedings

When a litigation matter continues on to court proceedings, witnesses are called upon to provide evidence. This can be a daunting prospect for witnesses, especially with legal rules that must be followed on how a witness statement should be prepared.  In this blog, we share some key points to consider when writing a statement, and what witnesses need to be aware of.

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Image of a man getting ready to sign his Will

Why it’s vital to ensure you have a valid Will and how Coronavirus has changed Will writing

Understandably, the pandemic has enforced a sense of urgency to ensure we protect our loved ones should the worst happen to us. This has resulted in a surge of people of all ages amending their Wills or making a Will for the first time, to ensure their affairs are in order and their loved ones are protected. In this blog, we explain why making a valid Will is important no matter what your age and how the pandemic has changed the way we work – which may continue into the future. 

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The royal courts of justice

Pimlico Plumbers Case

The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the long-running saga of the Pimlico Plumbers case. The judgment, which dismissed an appeal from Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and held that the Respondent Gary Smith was indeed a “worker”, has been held up as a significant blow to “gig economy” companies (such as Uber and Deliveroo) who purport to be a platform for self-employed contractors rather than employers.

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