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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.

How leaving a gift to charity in your Will can have tax benefits for your estate

Megan Ryan-Loughran
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The end quarter of the year always seems to be filled with a whole host of charitable efforts, and we at Stephensons love a good fundraising activity. There’s Go Sober for October in aid of Macmillan, Movember for the Movember Foundation, Children in...

68% of people consider the Ofsted rating of a school to be very important when choosing where to place their child

Francesca Snape
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In a recent poll, 68%* of individuals indicated that the Ofsted rating of a school is ‘very important’ when choosing where to place their child. 29% indicated it was ‘quite’ important and 7% indicated that it was...

#RainbowLaces campaign - making sport everyone's game

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Leading LGBT+ charity, Stonewall, have recently reported that 43% of LGBT+ individuals believe that public sporting events aren’t welcoming for them. In order to combat this, Stonewall introduced their #RainbowLaces campaign, wherein everyone is...

What is the law on revenge porn?

Colin Rawson
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Due to advances in technology and the increased use of social media by nearly everyone in the country most people have the means to share images widely. It is very easy for a person, in haste, to post something online which they later regret. ...

Employee ownership trusts - the alternative way of selling your business

Louise Hebborn
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It can take years of hard work to build a successful business, and so exiting that business can be a very difficult decision for an owner to make. For others who have an exit strategy in place finding a buyer may be difficult, particularly in certain...

Dupuytren's Contracture recognised as an industrial disease

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have recognised another condition, known as Dupuytren’s Contracture, as a recognised industrial disease for the purposes of making a claim for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). This...

Can I make a claim against my employer if I am injured at the Christmas party?

Steven Jones
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It’s nearly December. Yes, most Brits can’t believe that fact but it’s true. Many a tree and decoration have likely already made it into the living room and shops by the time I write this.  Anyway, enough about trees and...

Making a compensation claim if you have been injured in a violent crime

Kate Sweeney
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If you have been the innocent victim of a violent crime and injured mentally or physically as a result, you may be able to seek compensation from the government by making an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).   The...

Road Safety Week - 18th-24th November 2019

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Stephensons supports Road Safety Week each year, which is an initiative started by Brake, a road safety charity, who work closely with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, making streets and...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2019

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and is now in its 8 th year. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people displaying the common signs of lung cancer (persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss) to visit their GP. Often...

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