Wilson Nesbitt News & Updates

Criticism of judge's comments on vulnerability in domestic abuse case

Criticism of judge's comments on vulnerability in domestic abuse case

By Lenore Rice A judge has commented that a woman who was made to swallow bleach and pills and beaten with a cricket bat by her husband was not vulnerable, because... Read more

Average property price in Northern Ireland increases but sale levels down

New figures have revealed that the average property price in Northern Ireland has increased to £125,000, but the number of property sales in the region declined by 18 per cent... Read more

Writing a Will isn't just about who gets what

By Lenore Rice It is regularly estimated that approximately 70 per cent of adults do not have a Will, and recent research suggests that nearly a third of adults still fail... Read more

Prenups allow couples to choose the sort of marriage they want

By Lenore Rice A Supreme Court Justice has spoken of his support for binging pre-nuptial agreements, saying that couples "should be allowed to elect the sort of marriage which they want." Lord... Read more

Wife loses appeal against refusal of divorce on grounds of unhappiness

By Lenore Rice Tini Owens, aged 66, has lost her appeal against a family court refusal to grant her a decree of divorce from her husband of 39 years. The appeal court... Read more

Judge urges agreement on divorce case lasting longer than the marriage

By Lenore Rice A judge has urged a couple to reach agreement on their divorce settlement as the case has now lasted six times longer than the actual marriage itself. Marilyn Levesque... Read more

Government responds to Conveyancer concerns over stamp duty reform

The more popular discussions around stamp duty reform deal with who should pay it, at what rate, and whether a higher rate of tax for existing property owners should be... Read more

New figures reveal extent of unpaid child maintenance backlog

By Lenore Rice Approximately 1.2million people in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK are owed child maintenance payments according to new figures revealed by the Victoria Derbyshire programme. The figures... Read more

Compensation for boy with serious brain injury following birth complications

By Gillian Crotty A boy suffering from cerebral palsy and cognitive difficulties following complications during his home birth is to receive a seven-figure sum of medical negligence compensation from the NHS. The... Read more

Asbestos related compensation win highlights difficulties providing evidence

By Gillian Crotty Asbestos related illnesses, such as the terminal cancer mesothelioma, are usually diagnosed many years, and even decades, after the actual exposure to asbestos dust, making compensation claims particularly... Read more