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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.

Do you require a licence to fell trees?

Brea Carney-Jones
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Believe it or not, tree felling is a legally controlled activity. The Forestry Act 1967 creates the legal framework for felling trees in England and Wales. It mandates that a felling licence is required to fell all “growing”, i.e. living,...

State benefits and medical negligence claims

Kelly Withers
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Often when you’ve suffered medical negligence you’re quite badly injured or have such significant symptoms that you’re not able to work, you’ve notified the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and they grant you access to...

Parkinson's Awareness Week

Tom Mooney
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This week (11 to 17 April 2021) is Parkinson’s awareness week. Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, affecting around 145,000 people in the UK alone. To put this into context there are currently more people...

Is your rented property bad for your health?

Pauline Smith
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If you live in a rented property in England which is rented from the council, from a housing association or rented from a private landlord, then you have the right to live in a home which is safe for you and your family and “fit for human...

Stress Awareness Month - April 2021

Pauline Smith
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Stress is part of modern life. Despite every conceivable gadget being invented to make our lives “easier”, we have never been so stressed.  The covid pandemic has certainly contributed to people’s worry and concern in a big...

Probate prices in London - how do they compare?

Andrew Welch
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Years ago when family were having to deal with the sad task of getting probate and administering the estate of a loved one who had passed away, they would often use a local solicitor. That is no longer necessary and may not be the best thing to do for...

Asda lose first stage of appeal in Supreme Court equal pay case

Gemma Wilson
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In a decision which could cost the supermarket giant millions of pounds, Asda has lost the first stage in its appeal to the Supreme Court in a landmark equal pay case. On 26 March 2021, the Supreme Court upheld the findings of the Employment Tribunal...

Social services and the coronavirus pandemic

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In 2020 the world was faced with one of its biggest challenges in living history when the coronavirus pandemic hit. The UK is now ploughing through its 3rd national lockdown since the pandemic began which has resulted in families being under additional...

Much needed funding boost in maternity care

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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NHS England has announced an extra £95m in funding for maternity care. This is a well needed boost to this area of medicine which can demonstrate the extreme highs and darkest lows in life. The additional funds will facilitate the recruitment...

Do I need my ex partners permission to take my child on holiday in England & Wales?

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The coronavirus pandemic has certainly put a stop to many holiday plans in 2020 and 2021, but with the governments’ announcement that the restrictions will end by 21st June 2021, you may be hovering over that ‘purchase tickets’ button for...

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