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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.

Threshold could be reduced for blood pressure lowering drugs

Laura Owen
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According to Public Health England, more than one in four adults in England suffer with high blood pressure. They consider that more than a staggering 1.5 billion people around the world by 2025 will be affected by it. They say that it is...

No smoking day - 13th March 2019

Shahina Sakeria
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National No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking but also aims to bring awareness to the dangers of smoking. If you are a smoker take the opportunity to quit smoking whether it’s...

What are my legal obligations as a landlord of a commercial building?

David Baybut
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Being a commercial landlord can be highly rewarding but it also entails a number of legal responsibilities. Make sure you don’t fall foul of the law with our simple guide. What fire regulations do I need to comply with? The Regulatory Reform...

How did Premier League footballer Samir Nasri avoid a ban when driving at twice the legal speed limit?

Cameron Stubbs
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For a long time there has been a myth in this area of law, that an individual will be automatically disqualified from driving if caught over 100mph. However, the recent case involving Premier League footballer Samir Nasri, shows that even when driving...

Headway to raise awareness of brain injury related fatigue during Action for Brain Injury Week

Laura Owen
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Headway , the brain injury association, is a UK wide charity working to enhance life after brain injury. They offer essential assistance and information services. According to their website, every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital...

Ethnicity pay reporting - fifteen sign the pledge

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Fifteen key UK businesses have committed to the principle of mandatory ethnic pay gap reporting ahead of any mandatory government measures. Nearly one year after the introduction of mandatory pay gap reporting for gender, only around three percent of...

No-deal Brexit: FCA regulated firms should ensure that they are prepared for all outcomes

Carl Johnson
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With the United Kingdom due to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019 and no deal presently in place to govern the transition period which is due run to 31st December 2020, firms and regulated persons should ensure that they have contingencies in...

First UK conviction for coercive behaviour for a female offender

Jackie Price
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Alex Skeel has been prevalent in the media recently after bravely speaking out after the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his ex-partner, Jordan Worth, the mother of his two children. Alex had been stabbed, starved and scalded by his...

Ten things to do when preparing your property and business for sale

Kate Bullen
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Once a seller has agreed a sale for a property they are keen to see progress as quickly as possible. Lack of preparation can significantly affect the early progress in a transaction. Follow these ten tips to prepare for a quick sale: Collate your ...

No more mud slinging - no-fault divorces to become law

Karen Atkins
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The government has confirmed that legislation introducing no-fault divorce is to be introduced after launching a consultation last autumn on reforming the law. This reform would remove the need for separating couples to wait for years or allocate blame in...

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