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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.

Using the Equality Act to secure accessible housing and facilities

Amy Grimshaw
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A recent judgment as handed down by Cardiff County Court, confirms the rights that disabled people have to make related alterations to their property under the Equality Act 2010 (the act). The case of Smailes & Poyner-Smailes v Clewer Court Residents...

Relationships in the workplace can be a minefield both for employees and employers

Martha McKinley
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Senior members of staff engaged in relationships with more junior colleagues may face accusations that they are taking advantage of their status and power within an organisation, particularly in light of the “me too” movement. Claims alleging ...

Will you show someone how much you love them this Valentine's Day?

Nicola Mawson
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Valentine's Day is nearly here and our Wills and Probate team would like to celebrate by giving away a bottle of Moët & Chandon Rose Brut Imperial Champagne. So for your chance to win simply retweet our post on Twitter and gives us...

Obtaining evidence of mental capacity in Court of Protection proceedings

Sophia De Arez Cintra
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The Court of Protection is able to make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity and so, one of the first things the court must consider in proceedings is whether or not the person in question has capacity or not. At the point of the case...

Inherent jurisdiction to authorise deprivation of liberty of adult with capacity

Megan Taylor
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In the recently reported case of A Local Authority v BF [2018] EWCA Civ 2962, the court ruled that in an emergency situation, someone may be deprived of their liberty in the absence of evidence of mental disorder without infringing their human rights. ...

CQC concerned as more than half of London's care homes fail fire safety inspection

Brea Carney-Jones
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The London Fire Brigade (the brigade) has warned of a risk to the elderly as 101 out of 177 premises are told to address safety concerns. The concerns follow a one-off series of in-depth fire safety inspections by the brigade in light of a number of...

In this age of genetic knowledge, where is the line drawn in a doctor's duty to disclose?

Gemma Crompton
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The case of ABC -v- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and others is unusual although with potentially long-reaching effects, depending on what the High Court decides. ABC’s father was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing her...

Time to Talk Day 2019

Pauline Smith
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Thursday 7 th February 2019, is “Time to Talk Day”. Designed by Time to Change to raise awareness in relation to all types of mental illness, and lead by charities Mind , and Rethink Mental Illness , Time to Talk Day is encouraging...

Personalised mesothelioma treatment trial opens in the UK

Sarah Masters
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The Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy (MiST) trial, which is taking place in Leicester, is a world’s first trial into developing personalised treatment for those with mesothelioma. The trial opened on 29th January 2019. What is mesothelioma? ...

Tinnitus awareness week - 4th-10th February 2019

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In the UK alone, there are approximately 11 million people with hearing loss, which is around one in six of us. This year, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) are focusing on tinnitus, isolation and loneliness, and they are trying hard to reach out to...

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