Bell and Buxton's Blog

Welcome to Bell and Buxton's Blog...

Here's where we regularly deposit our thoughts, opinions and sometimes outright rants about a particular legal issue close to our hearts.

We hope you find our blogs useful, informative and lighthearted and if you have a particular issue you would like to invite our thoughts on, please send an email to [email protected] and we will see what we can do!

In the meantime, enjoy!


Monday 05 March 2018

Property developers face shake-up of planning laws

The Prime Minister has announced a shake-up of planning laws that will see property developers penalised if they ‘sit on’ purchased land waiting for land values to rise, rather than proceeding promptl...

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Tuesday 28 November 2017

On Cohabitation and Rights of Partners

With the subject of cohabitation between unmarried partners being in the news currently (see, ), we had a chat with some of our resi...

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Wednesday 22 November 2017

The Cost of Administering an Estate...

The Times recently published an article with the headline “Solicitors acting as Executors charge crippling fees”. No axe to grind there then! It is true that some solicitors overcharge for administeri...

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Monday 21 August 2017

Lasting Powers of Attorney - are they flawed?

A former Court of Protection Judge and author of several books relating to looking after the elderly and vulnerable, Denzil Lush, is quoted as stating that he would never have a Lasting Power of Attor...

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Thursday 27 July 2017

Vulnerable Dependents - What Happens If I Die?

Listening to the latest instalment of the BBC’s “Ouch: Disability Talk” podcast, it’s difficult not to be moved hearing Mark Neary speak about his fears for the future that his son Steven, who has aut...

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Monday 24 July 2017


There has been much in the news lately about problems with leasehold conveyancing, with one newspaper declaring it the “ground rent scandal.” But what is leasehold property, and how could it affect yo...

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