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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.

Have you protected your home against fraudsters?

Rebecca Fletcher
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The ongoing fight against fraud is often at the forefront of our minds when it comes to banking, credit cards and, more recently, cybercrime. However, we don’t always think about property fraud and how criminals have sold or mortgaged properties...

Victory over BBC equal gender pay claim

Amy Dutton
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It has been recently reported that the TV Presenter of Newswatch , Samira Ahmed, has argued with the BBC that her pay should have been on an equal footing with that of her fellow colleague, Jeremy Vine, TV Presenter of Points of View and had pursued the...

Can I claim for loss of earnings if I've been injured in an accident?

Katie Plappert
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One of the most stressful aspects of being involved in an accident is often having to have time off work, especially for those that are not entitled to company sick pay. The absence is usually immediately following the accident when symptoms are most...

Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations - the year ahead (part two)

Carl Johnson
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Carl Johnson, partner and head of the regulatory department at Stephensons, outlines what we can expect to see in the field of Solicitors Regulation Authority enforcement during the 2020.  2019 was a significant year for the regulation of...

Why keeping your assets secure could cause problems for your executors when you die

Megan Ryan-Loughran
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A recent article by the BBC looked at the implications of a person leaving behind assets when they die, and the difficulties in particular of their executors trying to access cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency which in...

Tribunal rules that veganism is philosophical belief

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A tribunal has recently ruled for the first time that ethical veganism is protected by law and is a philosophical belief. The case was brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana, who was dismissed by the League against Cruel Sports because of his beliefs of...

How long can the police hold you for questioning?

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If you have been arrested by the police on suspicion of an offence, then the police can detain you in their custody for the purpose of questioning you. The actual questioning itself can take a relatively short time. The shortest interview I have ever...

New employment bill to extend redundancy protections to prevent pregnancy and maternity discrimination

Maria Chadwick
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In 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published research which showed that 77% of mothers had a negative or discriminatory experience from their employer during pregnancy,...

Can I make an injury claim on behalf of a loved one following an accident in their care home?

Brea Carney-Jones
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Elderly people may be vulnerable to injuries from falls in care homes. This can sometimes be as a result of one or more failures by the care home to provide adequate support, for example, a lack of supervision or appropriate mobility aids. Sometimes...

Credit hire - why hire two vehicles?

Barry Sutton
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You have unfortunately been involved in a non-fault road traffic collision – your own vehicle is damaged and cannot be driven – you receive a credit hire vehicle (1) which suits your needs provided for by a credit hire provider, your own...

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