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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.

What legal responsibilities does an employer have to an employee who suffers with dementia?

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Dementia affects a large section of the population and its prevalence is growing. Globally around 50 million people are currently living with dementia, and the number of cases is  forecast  to reach 130 million by 2050 as populations grow older. ...

Brexit - prepare your business to import goods from the EU to the UK

Cameron Stubbs
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Currently, as the United Kingdom is a member of the European Union, organisations and individuals who are importing goods from an EU member state are not required to pay certain charges. These charges include import duties and taxes. This is a result of...

Help to Buy ISA programme will come to an end next month

Kim Parr
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First time buyers are being urged to take advantage of the government’s Help To Buy ISA (HTB) programme which will come to an end on the 30 th of November 2019. No new HTB ISA accounts will be opened after this date, and so with just over...

What are remote consultations?

Elizabeth Groom
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The General Medical Council has recently issued new guidance about remote consultations, as these appear to be on the rise, in order to address any concerns remote consultations may bring when it comes to patient safety. What are they? Remote...

Compensation claims for NHS data breaches

Jessica Saunders
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Our data protection and privacy team are representing a number of claimants in claims for compensation against various  NHS Trusts following their breaches of data protection legislation . What happened? In the last month or so, we have received a...

Property misrepresentation - how to avoid it and what to do if it occurs

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When you buy a property you are making a big financial investment and it is therefore important that you know everything, good and bad, about it before committing to the purchase. It is your responsibility as the buyer to make sure all of the...

Mental health issues following a personal injury

Pauline Smith
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Stressed, anxious, worried, depressed? Does any of this sound familiar? It is estimated that at any time one in ten of us is experiencing some kind of imbalance in our mental health. Thankfully, mental health awareness has moved on in leaps...

How to avoid a dispute with your builder

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Building projects can be very expensive, and so it is important if you are making changes to your property that you protect your investment by researching and carrying out various checks on the builder you appoint to carry out the work. Below are some...

World Mental Health Day 2019

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Today is World Mental Health Day. But, shouldn’t every day be mental health awareness day? As a society, we have noticed a shift in the last five years or so, in that mental health is no longer a stigma, or something to be embarrassed or...

Driving in the dark - how the number of accidents rise towards the end of the year

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Now it is getting darker in the mornings and darker at night, with the days getting shorter and shorter, it’s time to consider focusing on the road more especially with the cold, wet, and windy weather upon us. Car accident statistics are...

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