Is it worth thinking about your funeral when you make your will? – Green Funerals

Stone tunnel with sunlight shining through

At a time when the environment is influencing so many of our everyday choices, interest in green funerals has never been higher. Whether you are arranging someone’s funeral or leaving wishes for your own, there are plenty of simple ways to make it more environmentally friendly. What is a green funeral? Green funerals are those […]

Could a Tiff with the Folks Next Door Interfere With Your Sale?

Newport Land and Law Neighbour Feud

Could a Tiff with the Folks Next Door Interfere With Your Sale?  Come on, admit it, we’re all tempted to lose our cool with our neighbours sometimes. Whether it’s prompted by loud music, smelly cooking, questionable wheely bin placement or infuriating parking habits… it’s not always easy to keep the peace. This is especially likely […]

What are Lasting Powers of Attorney and Why Should You Have One?

There’s an awful lot that’s uncertain in life. Whatever your circumstances – and wherever it is you imagine you’re heading – all sorts of things can surprise us. Considering the current worldwide situation, you probably won’t need to use your imagination to come up with any potentially surprising scenarios. We may be biased lawyer-types, but […]

Unexplained Wealth Orders, Explained

There’s a lot of paperwork involved in buying property. This wasn’t always the case, but these days us conveyancing solicitors like to be doubly sure we’re getting everything right. Gone are the days of blissful ignorance; we now eat due diligence for breakfast. This means that, among other things, we need to make sure you […]

Why Wills are for the Living – (Serious Encounters with Public Transport)

Yes, we’re afraid we’re going to talk about wills. Writing a will doesn’t sound as exciting as buying a house, does it? Despite this, we’re setting out to convince you that it really is a worthwhile thing to do and it really is the sort of thing you should be considering, even if you’re really […]

Step Out of the Brexit Shade and into the Sunshine: Why it isn’t a Bad Time to Buy

Whichever way you fall on the Brexit debate, we can probably all agree that the issue has dominated the country like nothing else. From the housing market, to food shopping to passport applications… there seems to be no end to its influence. One of the big issues with Brexit preparations is the associated uncertainty. Nobody […]

What is it with Lawyers…

Our Christopher is enlightening people with a fascinating talk about just what it is with lawyers. A qualified historian as well as an extraordinarily talented private client lawyer, he is perfectly placed to entertain and educate on a subject which is generally considered as dull as ditchwater. We promise that he doesn’t use the word […]

Crystal clear – why price transparency matters.

You don’t work the former West Yorkshire coalfield for long without understanding that price is often a prospective client’s foremost concern.  And with good reason – solicitors are expensive. That’s why I discuss fees upfront.  In my experience, putting the price discussion first does two things: it gives certainty to the prospective client and it […]

Its our Anniversary

ITS OUR SECOND BIRTHDAY! Its been a busy second year at NLL, we seem to be going from strength to strength and have attracted the splendid talents of Chris Walton (death and taxes), Cordelia King (shops, warehouses, building sites), Ellen Wood (organising people and things in the office), and Susie Brooks (helping people to sort […]

Proof of Funding

We are not just nosy, there are good reasons we ask where your money came from. Cleaning money. Money laundering. Fraud. These are the kinds of things which keep conveyancing solicitors awake at night. That and worrying that we have sold somebody the wrong back garden and other issues which we know are bound to […]