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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.

Met Police lose 'landmark' Supreme Court appeal

Adam Quick
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Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) v DSD and another (Respondents) [2018] UKSC 11 On appeal from [2015] EWCA Civ 646 Justices : Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Hughes The Supreme Court has today given...

Britain braced for 'Beast from the East'

Pauline Smith
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We’ve all seen the weather reports about the impending cold snap that is approaching from Siberia, alarmingly labelled “The Beast From The East”.  Some meteorologists, whilst not exactly taking this with a pinch of salt, believe...

Are homemade Wills a recipe for disaster?

Nicola Mawson
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A Will is potentially the most important document you will ever sign. Not only is it your final instruction for what will happen with everything you own and hold dear to you but it also tells the world after you have departed something about who you were...

What to do if your car is damaged by a pothole

Pauline Smith
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I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but my daily drive to work currently feels like I’ve signed up to an “off-roading” driving experience, due to the sheer volume of potholes and defects which appear to have developed...

Data protection - the true cost of cyber-attacks and data breaches explored...

Stuart Crook
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How confident are you that your business is prepared for a cyber-attack? With ransomware attacks on the rise, there is an ever increasing risk that your organisation will face an attack in the future. If you’re not adequately prepared, the...

Cheap cosmetic surgery comes at a price for the NHS

Gemma Crompton
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It has been reported recently that the NHS is spending millions of pounds every year correcting mistakes made by plastic surgeons abroad. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) have reported that four out of five of...

Rise in fires caused by household appliances

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In the early hours of Tuesday 13 th February 2018, a fire started in the oven at a house in Ashton-in-Makerfield, which is reported to have started either due to a fault or to having been left turned on during the night. Residents of the house...

Guidelines updated for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer

Kelly Withers
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have updated their guidance on diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the UK. It mainly affects people who are between...

Kick discrimination out of football

Maria Chadwick
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It is understood that Kick It Out , football’s equality and inclusion organisation, has reported a 38% increase in discriminatory behaviour in football compared to this time last year. The report found that there have been 111 incidents across...

Office of the Public Guardian launches power of attorney refund scheme

Charlotte Harris
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If you applied to register a power of attorney in England or Wales between 1 st April 2013 and 31 st March 2017, then you may be eligible to receive a refund of part of your application fee. The refund applies for both lasting powers of attorney...

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