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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 01616 966 229.

Who should be involved in succession planning?

Katie Mayren
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It is never too early to consider putting provisions in place for your family and their future. The size of your estate is irrelevant, everyone should have a Will in place. However succession planning involves more than just making a Will , as you...

Primary school admission deadline 2021

Mike Pemberton
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The deadline for primary school admissions for the school year commencing in September 2021 will expire on the 15th January. It is still possible to apply for a primary school place after this time but the application will be dealt with as a late...

Face covering requirements in supermarkets

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It has recently been reported that four major supermarket chains in England now intend to strictly enforce the wearing of face masks by customers when entering their stores. It is understood that the companies have said that entry will likely be...

The consequences of failing to register with the CQC

Laura Hannah
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It was recently reported that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) prosecuted a woman who had been running a domiciliary care agency and providing the regulated activity of ‘personal care’ without CQC registration. It is a criminal offence to...

Contact with relatives in care homes during third national lockdown

Sophie Maloney
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Throughout the pandemic, concerns about the inability to visit and speak with their family members in care homes have been widely reported, with different care providers taking different approaches to facilitating contact. Now that we are in what is...

Is it possible to make a Will using video conferencing?

Jill Rushton
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Unfortunately the covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the need for many people to think about their Wills. Anyone who has a family, especially children that they want to provide for, or has undergone a life event such as marriage,...

Infection prevention and control: the CQC's IPC inspection and monitoring

Laura Hannah
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It would be an understatement to say that 2020 had been a difficult and challenging year for the adult social care sector. The emergence of a global pandemic brought about significant change to the way in which care homes had to operate, as well as the way...

Credit hire - what's that again?

Steven Jones
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You’ve just had an accident, it’s icy after all out there. Another driver has damaged your vehicle. It happens.  No problem, we’re human after all.  So, you ring your insurance company and report it to...

Can I do probate myself?

Jill Rushton
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You do not have to use a solicitor to get a grant of probate or administer the estate of someone who has died. But it is important to understand what your obligations are if you take on that task. If a Will has been left, appointing you as an...

The credit hire team at Stephensons

Steven Jones
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As we enter into December and head towards the end of year, you cannot help but reflect on the year that has just passed us by in what feels like no time at all. The pandemic has affected many businesses and our way of life, that goes without saying...

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