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 and we will see what we can do!

In the meantime, enjoy!


Tuesday 03 July 2018

Civil Partnership Act 2004

The Supreme Court decided on 27th June 2018 that the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which only applies to same sex couples, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. A heterosexual c...

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Friday 29 June 2018

Signing a Will on behalf of someone via the Court of Protection.

What is a Will? A Will is a legal and extremely personal document that sets out a person’s wishes regarding assets and if necessary, care of any minor children in the event of their death. What ha...

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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Financial abuse of the elderly: spotting the warning signs and taking action.

Bell and Buxton Solicitor, Katie Winslow, explores the different ways that elderly and vulnerable people can be subjected to abuse by those supposedly providing care, and explains the important role s...

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Monday 21 May 2018

Can you rely on changes made to a written contract, if those changes are agreed verbally?

By Tom Harwood, Solicitor On the 16th May 2018, the Supreme Court gave judgment in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24. This case concerned to what extent...

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Monday 16 April 2018

Housing Yorkshire: Somewhere to call home – Channel 5 | S21 Notice – Who? What? Where? When?

Many of you may have come across a new documentary series on channel 5 called ‘Housing Yorkshire: somewhere to call home”, well episode two was aired at 9pm on Wednesday 11 April and part of it was ba...

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Friday 06 April 2018

Charles Neal reflects on his year as President of the Sheffield and District Law Society

On the 3rd April 2018 I handed over the reigns of the Sheffield and District Law Society to my successor as President Paul Singh.  I have to admit that it was, in many ways, quite a relief as it has b...

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