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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.

Can I be prosecuted for the contamination of land?

Paul Loughlin
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Land is contaminated when there are polluting substances in, on or under the land. This may mean that the substances have been left in buildings or on land or that the substances are buried in the ground. Every local authority has a duty under Part 2A of...

What is a children's guardian? Who they are and what they do

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Children’s guardians are appointed by the court to represent children within care proceedings (local authorities can start ‘ care proceedings ’ if they’re very worried about a child and can apply for a ‘ care order ’...

Artificial intelligence and the risks it poses to discrimination claims

Rebecca Billinge
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Artificial intelligence is the development of computer systems which are able to perform tasks which would ordinarily require a human to do. This can be in a wide range of forms such as speech recognition, decision making, and visual perception. It is easy...

COVID-19 vaccinations in care homes - be prepared

Laura Hannah
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From 11 November 2021, it will be a legal requirement for registered persons, namely those registered as providers and managers with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), to ensure that only people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are permitted to...

CQC prosecute care provider for failing to provide safe care and treatment

Laura Hannah
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It was recently reported that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) prosecuted the registered provider of a residential care home for people with physical and learning disabilities, and those with acquired brain injuries for a failure to provide safe care...

What does the future hold for GPs?

Carla Duprey
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Your GP surgery is usually your first port of call when you start to suffer from any medical symptoms and the recent covid pandemic has highlighted how important it is, in certain circumstances, to be able to see your GP for a face-to-face appointment. As...

The impact of COVID-19 on NHS waiting lists

Tom Mooney
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As the country slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic the impact on NHS waiting lists is becoming increasingly apparent. As a direct result of shutdowns of medical services over the last 18 months, the NHS faces now a huge backlog of...

Trading Standards have discovered and seized over a million illegitimate cigarettes in England and Wales this year

Emily Hill
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Welsh Trading Standards teams have been working with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as part of ‘Operation CeCe’, a national Trading Standards initiative, targeting illegal tobacco products. Recent raids carried out across Wales saw not...

Government brings in new restrictions on winding up petitions

Julie Hunter
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As the previous restrictions preventing any creditor from presenting a winding up petition to the court expired on 30 September 2021, new legislation has now been put in place, in a further effort to reduce the number of companies being wound up by the...

Official Injury Claims for road traffic accidents, should I instruct a solicitor?

Katie Plappert
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It has now been four months since the government changes to low value road traffic accident claims were introduced, and the Official Injury Claims (OIC) website launched, on 31 st May 2021. The changes not only reduced the amount of compensation due...

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