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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.

Should a person seek legal advice when they being interviewed under caution by someone other than the police?

Colin Rawson
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There are many situations when an individual will be interviewed under caution. The most common example of this will be at the police station when a suspect will be questioned over a criminal offence. It is vitally important that legal...

CQC report finds the key to turning around failing care homes

Brea Carney-Jones
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The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has recently published a new report, ‘driving improvement’, which considers the experiences of care providers who have been rated as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’....

US landmark weedkiller case may have worldwide implications

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On Friday 10 th August 2018 in California, after a trial lasting several weeks, a jury found in favour of Dewayne Johnson; he was awarded $289m in damages after the jurors found that agribusiness giant Monsanto's flagship Roundup weedkiller did ...

Is your business the subject of a Trading Standards investigation?

Alison Marriott
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Trading Standards is the local government department responsible for investigating complaints of breaches of legislation and ensuring compliance with legislation relating to consumer protection. They also seek to ensure fair trading so that other...

How much time do I have to make a personal injury claim?

Sarah Masters
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All types of personal injury claims have a limitation period. This means that there is a set period of time in which a person (a claimant) can bring a claim to court. You may be aware that the general rule is that you have three years from the date of...

UEFA appeal in Samir Nasri case highlights importance of compliance with TUE regime

Martin Haisley
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Samir Nasri’s suspension from football for a doping violation has been increased significantly from four months to 18 months following an appeal by UEFA. This case should serve as a stark reminder to all sports professionals of the need to comply...

What does the recent research into occupational lung disease show?

Clare Gammond
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The HSE’s Occupational Lung Disease in Great Britain 2017 report says mesothelioma as well as a range of other respiratory cancers as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, occupational asthma, pneumoconiosis and other non-cancerous...

Inheritance tax - the latest facts and figures and three simple steps to reduce your tax

Adam Sym
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HMRC has released its latest publication on inheritance tax statistics. It shows that revenues continue to increase in respect of a tax which some consider to be unfair. HMRC collected a total of £5.2bn of inheritance tax in 2017-18. This is an 8%...

How can a personal injury affect my life?

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It is not always something we want to think about, but the likelihood is that if we have been involved in some sort of accident, whether it be a fall due to a slip or trip, a road traffic accident in a car , on a motorbike or bicycle , or a life...

Sepsis - what are the causes, symptoms and treatments?

Laura Sheehan
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If you ask the general population, many won’t know or have even heard of it, yet according to the UK Sepsis Trust, it’s one of the most common causes of death in the UK, responsible for killing up to 44,000 people a year. It’s...

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