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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.

What is a full repairing and insuring lease and what does it mean for tenants?

Paul Davies
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Landlords and/or their agents will often, after agreeing the basic terms with a tenant, send out to them heads of terms containing a number of terms and conditions that may seem straightforward and innocuous but often need a level of knowledge that a first...

Mental capacity and the ability to make decisions about the termination of a pregnancy

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In the recent landmark Court of Protection case of AB (termination of pregnancy), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1215, the Court of Appeal had to decide whether it would be in the best interests of AB, a learning disabled woman, to provide the consent necessary in...

Asda under fire for contract changes

Victoria Fagan
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With retail giant, Asda, hitting the headlines recently in respect of their proposed contractual changes, it is important to consider the legal implications surrounding the same. Despite the new “contract 6” looking to increase the base pay...

Record $3 million asbestos compensation award in Australia

Clare Wood
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South Australian father of three, Matthew Werfel, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 after finding a lump in his groin. Mr Werfel worked as a fencing contractor as a teenager and was found to have been exposed to asbestos dust during that role. He was...

What is the difference between an infection and sepsis?

Tom Mooney
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A few weeks ago, the Press Association released an alarming statement that hospital admissions for sepsis in England have more than doubled in three years. The rises relate to all age groups – including the very young . Sepsis can be...

Blue badge permits to be extended to include invisible disabilities

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The government has announced that from 30 August 2019 the blue badge scheme will be open to include drivers and passengers with a wider range of conditions. The blue badge scheme is designed to assist disabled people by allowing those with physical...

Mental capacity and the use of the internet and social media

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In the recent Court of Protection case of Re: A [2019] 3WLR 59, Cobb J outlines the relevant and irrelevant information for the purposes of deciding whether a person has capacity to make decisions about internet and social media use. The...

Mental capacity and the management of diabetes - a macro or micro decision?

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In the recent Court of Protection case of Royal Borough of Greenwich v CDM [2019] EWCOP 32, the court had to decide whether the assessment of capacity to make decisions about diabetic management should be one global macro-decision, embodying all of the...

How to pay for legal fees

Andrew Welch
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Legal aid Due to cuts by various governments legal aid is now no longer as widely available as it used to be. There are large areas of law which simply do not qualify for legal aid at all, such as business disputes, most money disputes and...

Do I need a solicitor when being questioned by the police?

Martin Pizzey
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When the police investigate the complaint of a crime they will usually want to interview their suspect. This can be when that person has been placed under arrest or can be a more informal arrangement made by the police, referred to as a voluntary...

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