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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.

Practical tips for a positive separation

Emma Roberts
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Coming to a decision to separate, get divorced or having that decision announced to you, has many consequences and will bring many reactions and emotions, as with any other loss. Whilst the end of a relationship can for some understandably be...

What is section 20 accommodation and when can it be used?

Victoria Gethin
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Earlier this year, Katie Price explained that she was considering making the difficult decision to place her son, Harvey, into residential care due to his complex needs and the dangers of his challenging behaviours to himself and his family. It has now...

What is phantom limb pain and can it be treated?

Katie Plappert
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After the amputation of a limb there are undoubtedly many challenges to overcome. Recovery time will be needed following surgery, and it will take time to adjust to the significant change to your body and adapt over time. It is possible to feel pain in...

Lower limb amputation: what to expect following surgery

Cecilia Frodsham
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Following amputation, there will be a number of professionals involved in the rehabilitation process and you can expect to receive care from the following: Doctors – your consultant will have overall responsibility for your care.   Nurses...

GMC pilot scheme: a reduction in the number of full investigations into one-off mistakes by doctors

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Following the completion of a successful two year pilot scheme, the General Medical Council (GMC) will now reduce the number of full investigations they carry out in relation to single clinical mistakes. More than 200 single clinical incident cases were...

Employment appeal tribunal rules that it is not unlawful to pay men less than women during shared parental leave

Martha McKinley
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Expectant and working families will have noted with interest the decision reached by the employment appeal tribunal in the case of Capita v Ali. This case resolved the disparity between different conclusions reached by two employment judges on...

Employment law update 2019

Philip Richardson
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There have been some key changes regarding the amounts that employees are entitled to from their employers including changes to the minimum wage, statutory payments and compensation limits for cases before the employment tribunal. It is important that...

Your car and the environment

Steven Jones
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So, picture the scene. Here I am, at the start of a glorious March day. By day, I mean the early hours after the sun has barely had chance to cast it’s grand hairline above the horizon. Two friends and myself headed to the wilderness of the...

Primary school admissions 2019 - national offer day is approaching...

Mike Pemberton
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Tuesday 16th April is this year’s national offer day for primary school admission applications when parents and pupils receive the decision on whether they have been successful in their choice of preferred infant school. It may be a day of...

Interveners in care proceedings

Nicola Clayton
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In care proceedings it is most often the case that the parties involved are a small circle consisting of the local authority, the parents, and the children through their representative, the children's guardian, a professional appointed by the court...

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