Author Archives: Bendles Solicitors

I’ve gone paperless; how do I prove my identity?

Liam Mulholland, a Trainee Solicitor, considers the Government’s announced plans to move towards digital ID verification and why this could prove problematic for some… “The dream of a totally paperless office may still be a few years away yet, though when it comes to our personal lives it appears we are winning the race. With

Things to Consider Before a Separation

Lockdown has been the final straw for many struggling relationships but our Family Specialist, Elanor Findlay, explains that there are some important considerations to make before you or your partner decide to go your separate ways… “It is September already! Lockdown restrictions have eased, the summer holidays are behind us and the school year has

A Warm Welcome Back to Elanor

Bendles are thrilled to welcome a familiar face back into the fold and officially announce our expansion into South Cumbria with the appointment of Elanor Findlay, a highly experienced family solicitor who is based in Barrow. Elanor has practised across Cumbria for nearly 20 years and joins our well-established family law team to help develop

Budget Annoucement is a Welcome Break for Local Property Market

Chancellor Rishi Sunak ended weeks of speculation by holding an emergency ‘Mini-Budget’ today on Wednesday 8th July. The budget’s focus was very much on job creation schemes and getting the economy going again as we slowly ease out of the coronavirus lockdown. The stamp duty holiday until 31st March 3021 was a welcomed announcement for

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – 22nd May Update

Coronavirus and furlough are fast becoming the words of 2020. As an employment solicitor over half of my weekly enquiries from business clients relate to furloughing questions. Since the Job Retention Scheme was announced the Government has sought to provide further details on an ongoing basis. The latest update to this was 22nd May 2020.


At these difficult times for the Country weremain open for business and committed to providing our clients with the best possible service. As part of this we have to follow government advice and have introduced the following measures. Our offices in Carlisle and Wigton will be closed to the public as of 23rd March 2020