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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.

Communication technology can enable a person's wishes and feelings to be sought in the absence of speech

Jamie Gordon
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A remarkable case heard by Lord Justice Hayden sitting at the Court of Protection in London has highlighted the importance of going the extra mile to establish a person’s wishes and feelings, even in circumstances where a person may not be able to...

Special guardianship payments

Jessica Saunders
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Our actions against public bodies team recently managed to secure a substantial sum from a local authority for payments owed to a special guardian. The special guardian was owed payments dating back a number of years. Under Special Guardianship Order...

DR40, DR50, DR60 and DR70 offence codes explained

Paul Loughlin
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The police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), and other organisations, use offence codes, also known as endorsement codes, to classify offences. DR40, DR50, DR60 and DR70 are all codes related to drink driving offences.  DR40...

False imprisonment - necessity to arrest and the voluntary interview

Jessica Saunders
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Our actions against police team has successfully secured payments for clients who have been arrested shortly before attending a voluntary interview with the police. Such arrests can be unlawful on the basis that it is not necessary to arrest somebody...

What does Ofsted's new early years inspection framework mean for providers?

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On 14th May 2019, Ofsted published its updated inspection framework, which will be applicable to all education providers from September 2019.  The new framework has been in the pipeline for almost two years and was under public consultation from...

About Macmillan - our charity of the year

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On the 4 th June 2019 our staff had the privilege of meeting the wonderful Cheryl Jenkinson at our Wigan office. Cheryl is the corporate fundraising manager for the Greater Manchester area so what better way to get a real insight on some of the...

Settlement agreements: what are gagging clauses?

Martha McKinley
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There has been an increased focus in the media on so called “gagging” clauses, often referred to within the context of “non-disclosure” agreements (NDAs).  In actual fact, the majority of these type of clauses are found in ...

Why a pre-nuptial agreement may be the best wedding gift

Emma Roberts
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With the summer approaching, the wedding season will soon be upon us. As the concept of what makes a perfect wedding changes so has the approach of couples towards their finances and for many a pre-wedding checklist now contains the item “organise a...

Cervical Screening Awareness Week - 10th - 16th June 2019

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Cervical screening (a smear test) is the best protection against cervical cancer. It detects cell changes which, if untreated, could go on to develop into cancer.  About 1 in 20 people will have an abnormal result after a cervical screening - which...

Do mothers and pregnant women need stronger protection against workplace discrimination?

Maria Chadwick
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It has been reported by Business Department research in 2016 that one in nine women had been fired, or made redundant, when they returned to work after having a child or were treated so badly that they felt forced out of their job. The study also...

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