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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.

Highway Code rule changes

Paul Loughlin
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There is no doubt that better protection for more vulnerable road users has been long overdue and the changes in the Highway Code will go some way to close that gap. There has been much debate since the announcement of these rule changes as to whether they...

Getting paid post pandemic: advice for businesses with overdue debts

Julie Hunter
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The pandemic has been a very difficult time for most businesses and while the latest set of restrictions have now largely been lifted in England and Wales, the financial impact of the last two years is likely to last for some time. In such difficult...

Rights of way: what is interference?

Claire Richardson
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A right of way is a legal right of access over property which belongs to someone else. Rights of way take many forms and often contain conditions as to the means and purpose for which they were created. You may for example, have a right of way over your...

Fatal accident caused by falling tree

Pauline Smith
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The HSE recently successfully prosecuted Stafford County Council for failing to carry out regular inspections and to maintain trees on one of their public footpaths. This failure, on the part of the council, lead to the tragic death of a man, who was...

Can I claim compensation for workplace stress?

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Did you know that bullying within the workplace is actually a lot more common than you would think? A survey carried out on 2,000 UK based employees revealed that 23% of the British workforce has been bullied at work, 25% have been made to feel left...

The Highway Code is changing in January 2022 - are you aware of the new rules?

Katie Plappert
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Major changes to the Highway Code are to be introduced on 29th January 2022. All road users should be familiar with the existing Highway Code but it is worrying to hear that an AA survey carried out last month found that only a third of motorists were...

NHS launches new apps to help tackle obesity

Kelly Withers
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Tackling obesity is one of the greatest long-term health challenges in England. Around two-thirds of adults are over a healthy weight. There has been a record rise in child obesity following the start of the pandemic. NHS Digital has published their ...

Further furlough fraud fears

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Up to £26.6 million of taxpayer funds has been claimed by hundreds of companies that were set up after the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which was announced on 1 st March 2020. The scheme was established during the COVID-19...

Probate - who gets paid first?

Andrew Welch
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After someone dies there is a strict order for dealing with their estate. It can take many months because in a lot of cases a grant of probate will be required before any money can be distributed to beneficiaries. Our information on grants of probate ...

How to avoid a cycling accident

Danielle Callaway
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Cycling as a form of transport is becoming more and more popular as we, as a nation, try to get healthier and reduce traffic and air pollution. The environmental benefits of walking and cycling more and driving less were clear to see during the 2020...

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