A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

If you have a case in court, please telephone us so we can discuss representation.

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

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The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has been reformed and a community protection notice may now be issued when a person’s conduct is having a harmful effect on the quality of life of those in the area, and the behaviour is unreasonable.

This “behaviour” could include allowing Japanese Knotweed to grow on your property untreated.

You can now be criminally sanctioned and fined up to £2,500 if you are served notice relating to your knotweed, and then ignore its instruction.

You can see that it is important therefore to know the difference between invasive and non-invasive weeds. If you are concerned about suspected Knotweed growing on your property or you would just like some information surrounding the topic please contact the Invasive Weed Agency.

During the conveyancing process at Battrick Clark we can advise on the consequences of purchasing or selling a property with Japanese Knotweed.

This seems the right time to get control of those weeds!

Katherine Muldoon  – Trainee Solicitor