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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.

Personal injury claims - how to prove your loss

Cecilia Frodsham
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If you are ever involved in an accident whether it be a road accident , an accident at work or a slip or trip in a public place , you will be able to claim for personal injuries and associated financial loss provided of course the incident was not...

What is the punishment for bringing prohibited items into prisons?

Duncan Phillips
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Over recent months there has been much in the national press about things getting out of control in prisons. This has included, in one instance, the running of a prison having to be taken out of private hands and given back to the government. There has...

Minimising stress in the workplace

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If an employee has voiced that they are feeling stressed it is key that you react with empathy, respond flexibly to their needs and respect confidentiality. If you need to seek advice about how to handle the issue organisations such as Mind and CIPD can...

Spotting the signs and causes of stress in the workplace

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Employees are the most valuable asset any business has and so looking after them should be a priority. A happy and healthy workforce is good for business; healthy employees tend to be happier, more productive and take less time off sick. Unfortunately,...

What to do if your current solicitor closes down

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There are several reasons why a solicitors firm may cease trading. Should this happen during an ongoing matter you will obviously be concerned about what is going to happen. If your solicitor has closed down you might be worried that...

Is there an alternative to a criminal prosecution for benefit fraud?

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It is important that if you do receive notification that you are to be investigated or charged with an offence of benefit fraud that you do contact our office for advice as soon as possible. Negotiations with the DWP may lead to an alternative...

Parental substance misuse - child care proceedings

Victoria Gethin
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Celebrities and drug scandals are in the news nearly every week. The latest celebrity to fall into the spotlight for this is Katie Price. Katie’s life has been well documented by the media and now a video has come to light of her on holiday...

My vacation placement at Stephensons - Megan Hicklin

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Megan has started the final year of her law degree at the University of York, she recently took part in our summer  vacation scheme to gain practical experience to assist her with her studies. We asked Megan to share her experience, this is...

Disputed credit hire claims

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You’ve just had an accident. Another driver has damaged your vehicle. It happens. No problem, we’re human after all.  So, you ring your insurance company and report it to them. They re-assure you and say they will...

Brexit: has discrimination increased in the UK since the referendum?

Maria Chadwick
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In May 2018, a UN special rapporteur on racism concluded that following Brexit, ‘extreme views’ in relation to racial discrimination and intolerance have increased, in the UK. Professor Tendayi Achiume was appointed the UN’s special...

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