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Time to review your Will?

27th Jan 2023

It’s ‘Update your Will Week 2023’, the annual campaign by Solicitors for the Elderly. The idea is to raise awareness of the need to keep Wills under review and to update them as time and circumstances move on. Too few people do this. It means that the benefits that Wills provide &...

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The power of family mediation

17th Jan 2023

It’s Family Mediation Week. Each year, this campaign aims to make families more aware of mediation as an option for resolving their issues. This isn’t about mending marriages or fixing failing relationships – not directly, anyway. Mediation is a process of helping separated couple...

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Grandparents’ family rights

16th Dec 2022

For all the happiness that the festive season brings, this time of year can be incredibly difficult for people and families. The pressures brought about by the current social and economic climate are a huge challenge. those may be in addition to problems within families that are causing or exacerbat...

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Could yours be a ‘good’ divorce?

5th Dec 2022

Last week was Good Divorce Week, an annual awareness-raising campaign run by Resolution, the community of family justice professionals. The focus of this year’s campaign is the problems being experienced in the family courts. It also aims to draw attention to the ways in which families can re...

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Meet our Personal Injury Team

18th Nov 2022

In November we welcomed Deborah Lewis to the firm as an Associate to lead the personal injury team.  Deborah specialises in accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slipping and tripping accidents and injuries involving defective equipment. She also acts frequently for injured children. ...

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Holiday pay for part-year workers

18th Nov 2022

A study has reportedly found that most employers don’t fully understand how their business could be impacted by a Supreme Court decision on the correct method of calculating holiday pay.  Harpur Trust v Brazel, which can be found at Citation (2022) UKSC21, was a long-running case about a...

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The serious role of executor

4th Nov 2022

The executor of a Will is reported to have received a prison sentence following a failure to meet his duties. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/12/uncle-jailed-failing-give-niece-nephew-inheritance/  The story goes that the man’s niece and nephew had started a legal process to for...

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Supporting parents of premature babies

14th Oct 2022

A new law that should ease pressures on some new parents is making its way through parliament. The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill is designed to help new parents of premature babies by enabling them to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave to be with their child. This is in addition to existing mat...

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