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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.

Employment law update 2019

Philip Richardson
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There have been some key changes regarding the amounts that employees are entitled to from their employers including changes to the minimum wage, statutory payments and compensation limits for cases before the employment tribunal. It is important that...

Your car and the environment

Steven Jones
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So, picture the scene. Here I am, at the start of a glorious March day. By day, I mean the early hours after the sun has barely had chance to cast it’s grand hairline above the horizon. Two friends and myself headed to the wilderness of the...

Primary school admissions 2019 - national offer day is approaching...

Mike Pemberton
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Tuesday 16th April is this year’s national offer day for primary school admission applications when parents and pupils receive the decision on whether they have been successful in their choice of preferred infant school. It may be a day of...

Interveners in care proceedings

Nicola Clayton
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In care proceedings it is most often the case that the parties involved are a small circle consisting of the local authority, the parents, and the children through their representative, the children's guardian, a professional appointed by the court...

Bolton Wanderers issued with prohibition notice under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975

Martin Haisley
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On 2 April 2019, following a meeting with the clubs Safety Advisory Group (SAG), Bolton Wanderers Football Club were issued with a prohibition notice under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (the Act). The SAG, which is made up of representatives from...

Can I make a discrimination claim if I am refused access to a service with my assistance dog?

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In 2015, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association found that 75% of assistance dog owners had been refused access to a service at some point because they had an assistance dog with them. A service includes access to a restaurant, shop or taxi. Recently,...

Keeping your children safe over the Easter holidays

Pauline Smith
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The Easter holidays are approaching, and The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) have launched a campaign, which focuses on pedestrian safety. Their Family Safety Week runs from the 1 st to 7 th April 2019, and with the school...

Dementia and the benefits of making a lasting power of attorney

Nicola Mawson
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Dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales and it is estimated that some 850,000 people across the UK are now living with dementia. The stats are sobering, but what exactly is dementia and if you’re diagnosed with dementia what legal...

Family Safety Week: 1st-7th April 2019

Sarah Masters
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This week (1 st – 7 th April 2019) is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Family Safety Week with the focus this year on pedestrian safety. Unfortunately in 2017, RoSPA have reported that 5,838 children were injured...

Don't let a joke in the workplace land you in an employment tribunal

Victoria Fagan
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We all enjoy a bit of fun on April Fool’s Day but you need to be careful that it doesn’t land you in trouble with your employer. Just because it’s a day celebrated by all tricksters, it doesn’t mean that the normal rules relating to...

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