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Our solicitors and lawyers regularly write about different legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. Below you will find links to the latest articles from across the firm. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

Reasonable adjustments and physical alterations - when is there a duty?

Rebecca Billinge
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A recent County Court case revealed that a 64 year old man who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS) has won a claim of disability discrimination including indirect discrimination against a management company, after it failed to make reasonable...

Challenge to disclosure and barring service filtering to be heard at the Supreme Court

Mike Pemberton
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The Supreme Court are due to hear the case of P and Others v Secretary of State for Justice following an appeal by the Secretary of State. The case involves a number of individuals who have been subject to criminal record disclosure and are left in a...

Sir Bruce Forsyth's children may be able to claim against his estate after they are left out of Will

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Sir Bruce Forsyth is rumoured not to have left any of his £11.5 million fortune to his six children.  Whilst it is believed that around £100,000 was placed in trust to be split between his nine grandchildren, reports suggest...

Gross negligence manslaughter in the NHS

Gemma Crompton
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A review commissioned by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has provided recommendations for when patients die following NHS treatment.    Professor Williams’ review recommends that patient deaths which aren’t referred to a coroner...

Breathe Easy Week 2018 - 18th June - 24th June

Clare Gammond
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This year’s event takes place from 18 th – 24 th June 2018. National charity, the British Lung Foundation (BLF), has more than 230 support groups and many are holding events to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding lung health. ...

Push for change: making child contact safer for children and victims of domestic abuse

Karen Atkins
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A recent study carried out by Women’s Aid highlights the experience of victims of domestic abuse within the family courts. Victims have revealed that their experiences have been negative and traumatising. Recommendations have been put forward to...

Article 64 of the FIFA disciplinary code - a new approach

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On 23 rd May 2018, procedural changes will be made to the application of Article 64 of the FIFA disciplinary code (“the code”) in all disciplinary cases. One of the core tasks of the FIFA disciplinary committee (“the committee”)...

Losing a loved one

Charlotte Harris
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When a loved one passes away, it is a very difficult and upsetting time for friends and family. Coping with the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, but there are some things that have to be done as soon as possible.  Firstly, not many...

Bribery case has implications for firms of all sizes

Mark Williams
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In a case which is the first of its kind and has implications for companies of all sizes, a small interior design company has been convicted under ‘failure to prevent bribery’ legislation.   The court was told that a former director of...

Court of Protection protects teenage boy from his own 'impulsivity'

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In the case of Buckinghamshire County Council and RT (by their guardian KT ) [2018] EWCOP 12, the Court of Protection has ruled that a 17 year old boy be deprived of his liberty at a specialist unit in order to protect him from his own ...

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