Latest news - Stephensons

Councils spend millions in Right-to-Buy stock recovery

According to figures obtained by the BBC, local authorities have spent millions buying back homes which were sold at a heavily discounted rate under the Right-to-Buy laws. The Right-to-Buy scheme, introduced by the government in the 1980's allowed...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming - Are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. In short, the GDPR is a new law that significantly extends and strengthens the current law and regulatory regime in relation to data privacy and data...

Industrial disease centre threatened with closure

A specialist centre, which processes financial support applications for those suffering from industrial disease, is set to close. Pheonix House, in Barrow-in-Furness, handles claims for industrial disablement benefit (IIDB) from across the UK. Claims...

Stephensons appoints two to partnership

The national law firm, Stephensons, has announced the appointment of two new partners. The firm welcomes clinical negligence expert, Tom Mooney and commercial property specialist, Chris Graves to the partnership. Chris joined Stephensons as a...

Hundreds of convictions could be overturned after 'evidence manipulated'

Hundreds of convicted criminals - including those found guilty of murder and rape - could have their convictions quashed after senior police chief admitted thousands of forensic tests may have been tampered with. Two workers at a private forensics...

Drivers face tough new fines under revised guidelines

From today, drivers in England and Wales could face much tougher sentences when convicted of the most serious speeding offences. Under new guidelines, the standard fine for any driver caught at 51mph in a 30-zone, or at 101mph on a motorway will start...

Mind voted charity of the year by Stephensons staff

The mental health charity, Mind, has been voted as the Stephensons Charity of the Year for 2017/18 after a vote by staff at the firm. The initiative sees staff from across the firm taking part in fundraising and volunteering activity for the chosen...

Holiday giveaway delight at Naidex show

An attendee at this year’s Naidex show has received £300 of holiday vouchers after entering a prize draw held by Stephensons. Jill Loughan from Coventry was the lucky recipient of the prize after she attended the annual Naidex Show and...

Stephensons celebrates year of fundraising with Wigan & Leigh Hospice

Stephensons, the national law firm, has celebrated a successful year of fundraising by presenting Wigan and Leigh Hospice with a cheque for more than £3,000. Maxine Armstrong from the hospice - which was chosen as charity of the year by...

Crowdfunding to Courtroom: How effective are private prosecutions?

While criminal prosecutions brought by private citizens or special interest groups (as opposed to the state / CPS) are nothing new, the case of Gail Purcell and Michael Mason, which closed last week, appears to be the first of its kind. Ms Purcell was...
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