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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.

The 26 week time limit in care proceedings - fact or fiction?

Andrew Mountain
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When a local authority has serious concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or children, they begin what is known as ‘pre-proceedings’. Children’s services will send a letter to the parents or carers of the child(ren), inviting...

Scout Association issues apology following disability discrimination allegation

Maria Chadwick
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In the UK, children have historically engaged in extracurricular activities through clubs such as Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Girl Guides, Beavers and Rainbows, which have long been considered to offer unique experiences and provide children the opportunity to...

An acquittal isn't always the end of the matter following a criminal allegation

Mike Pemberton
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The Manchester Evening News has recently reported details of a case in which an ex-teacher has been acquitted of allegations of a sexual nature. For many, acquittal at a criminal trial is seen as the end of a stressful ordeal and an opportunity to move...

The 2018 'morning after' world cup campaign

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As the clock ticks down to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup  (14 June – 15 July) , the festival of football is set to capture the nation once again. 64 games are due to take place over 32 days and supporters, friends and even...

When should an accident or disease be reported to the Health and Safety Executive?

Clare Gammond
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When reviewing defendant employer documents for our personal injury clients, we sometimes find that the incident or disease being complained of wasn’t reported to the Health & Safety Executive. The relevant legislation is the Reporting of...

Can you afford NOT to have your Will professionally drafted?

Adam Sym
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We appreciate that there are more interesting things to spend your money on and that there seems to be a lot of affordable ways of making a Will . Perhaps you’ve bought a make-your-own package from your local shop, or had a family member help you...

Secretary of State seeks guidance from the Court of Protection - Skripal case

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It is said that the Court of Protection creates a level playing field between the powerful and the powerless. The majority of the cases decided by the Court of Protection relate to people whom are never identified beyond a set of initials to ensure...

Occupational English test - more choice and variation for non-UK doctors wishing to register with the GMC

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Non-UK doctors wishing to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) can now undertake the Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of their English language skills. The motive behind this is to increase flexibility for doctors who are eager to work...

The creation of the Teaching Regulation Agency - What does this mean for teachers?

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It was announced in November 2017 that the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is being absorbed into the Department for Education (DfE) in a bid to boost teacher recruitment. There has been growing concern about teacher shortages in...

Can you face disciplinary action at work for something you did outside of the office?

Stephen Woodhouse
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Veteran Liverpool defender turned football pundit, Jamie Carragher, found himself at the eye of a media storm last week following a controversial spitting incident captured on video. The episode has thrown up a number of interesting...

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