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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.

'First Do No Harm' - A medicines and medical devices safety review

Gemma Crompton
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The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has been published following a 2 year investigation into three medical interventions: Primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh, interventions used on and by women. Primodos was a hormone...

What to look for in Wills & Probate services

Jill Rushton
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There is sometimes a big difference in what law firms charge to draft a Will or administer an estate after someone’s death. There can be a particularly large variation based on location, with some solicitors in the South East charging...

Job advertisements and compliance with the Equality Act

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Protections under the Equality Act 2010 are not only awarded to individuals once they become an employee of a company, but are also afforded to job applicants. Recent news has brought attention to a job advertisement reported to have been published for...

The cracking of EncroChat

Correna Platt
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On the 2nd July 2020 the BBC reported that the top secret communication system used by criminals has been successfully penetrated and this has led to the arrests of hundreds of criminals and sent shockwaves throughout organised crime groups in Europe. ...

Challenging the CQC's decision to refuse your registration

Laura Hannah
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One of the unfortunate outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many care homes and nursing homes may end up having to close due to the additional financial pressures this pandemic has placed on already struggling social care services. In recent years,...

Delays in the criminal justice system and Nightingale Courts

Martin Pizzey
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Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 every part of daily life has been impacted one way or another. Considerable coverage in the media regarding the NHS has been given and everyone appreciates the efforts and dedication of the doctors, nurses and support staff...

Lasting Power of Attorney and value for money

Jill Rushton
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A Lasting Power of Attorney is an important document which will allow someone else to manage the affairs of someone who can’t do it themselves. It is particularly useful if a family member develops a condition such as Alzheimer’s or has...

CQC prosecution highlights gap in the law for unregistered providers

Laura Hannah
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A recent prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) against an unregistered provider has further highlighted a serious gap in the legislation concerning the regulation of unregistered services. On 10 June 2020, the owners of a homecare...

Significant financial award for employee who was successful with claim of pregnancy/maternity and religious belief discrimination

Rebecca Billinge
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It has recently been reported in the media that an employment tribunal case has determined that a female worker was successful in bringing a claim for pregnancy/maternity discrimination against her employer. It is reported that in this particular...

What is furlough fraud?

Correna Platt
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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the furlough scheme, is the provision made by the UK government to assist businesses with retaining workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme pays a percentage of the wages of employees...

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