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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 effects of failing to make reasonable adjustments for service users with disabilities

Emma Corrie
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The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone because of their disability. The definition of disability is met for the purpose of the Act if someone suffers with a physical or mental impairment that has a...

Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders facing jail for failing to provide a specimen

Elizabeth Groom
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It is reported that Mr Saunders was sentenced at Chester Magistrates’ Court, for a charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath. Mr Saunders faces ten weeks custody, as well as a 30 month driving disqualification and a total fine of £620,...

The effect of rising care home fees

Katie Mayren
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There is no getting away from the care home fee fear currently sweeping the nation. You work hard for your entire life to own a beautiful home and have some money in the bank, to then have it wiped out due to having to fund your required care later in...

CQC issue "smiling matters" report on oral health care in care homes

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In 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued guidance on oral health care and this made a number of recommendations in relation to oral health care for adults in care homes. However, in a recent report issued by the Care Quality...

What impact does a criminal conviction have on regulated professionals?

Jessica Macaulay
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In recent months, it has been reported that several solicitors and a barrister have received sanctions from their regulatory bodies as a result of a drink driving conviction. This highlights the impact and potential consequences a criminal conviction can...

What are the benefits of accepting reasonable intervention offers from third party insurers?

Barry Sutton
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We handle a lot of cases in which a credit hire vehicle is provided to an innocent victim (the claimant) involved in a road traffic collision. Quite often the third party insurer will write to the claimant after the credit hire vehicle has been...

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

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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...

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