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Caroline Ryan

Posted 29 September 2017
by Caroline Ryan .

Armed Forces Pensions Solicitors

Since the early 1970’s the Courts have been required to take into account the value of any pension held by both parties to a divorce in determining their financial settlement. However, before the introduction of pension sharing, it was not…

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Simon Mansfield

Posted 29 September 2017
by Simon Mansfield .

Should Big Babies be Delivered Early?

It is well known that serious complications can be caused by delivery of bigger babies but at present, the medical evidence is unclear on whether earlier delivery will reduce the risk. To try and answer this question a clinical trial…

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Mark Williams

Posted 28 September 2017
by Mark Williams .

The Rights of Grandparents

In a divorce, nobody really comes out of the process a ‘winner’. Hostilities between battling former spouses can sour relationships not just between them, but throughout the wider family too. Courts do their very best to protect the interests and…

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Amy Laver

Posted 28 September 2017
by Amy Laver .

Update on Serious Incident Reporting

Trustees have to report adverse incidents, both real and potential, to the Charity Commission. By this, we mean, broadly, anything that significantly risks either the reputation of your charity (or of charity in general) or its assets or beneficiaries. This…

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Amy Laver

Posted 22 September 2017
by Amy Laver .

Will CIOs Dominate the Charity Sector?

Last week, a draft order was laid before Parliament that proposes a ‘quick conversion’ process for charitable companies and Community Interest Companies (CICs) to become Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). If approved as expected, we could see such conversions as early…

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Simon Catterall

Posted 21 September 2017
by Simon Catterall .

How far does a highway extend?

It may be surprising that there is no comprehensive statutory definition of a “highway”. Reliance is placed on case law and the common law definition – a way over which all members of the public have the right to pass…

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