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How much is my Inheritance Act claim worth?

Posted on 25th January 2022 in Dispute Resolution

When a loved one dies, it will be distressing to learn that their will did not sufficiently provide for you. This may be because of the size of the estate, the gift, or whether or not the person died without a will.  There are often complicated circumstances.

Posted by

Mitch Ward

Paralegal

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Man left blind following misdiagnosis from doctors

Posted on 25th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

29 year-old Andi Peel from Leicester had been suffering from severe headaches while running a Carphone Warehouse store in August 2019. It wasn’t until January 2020 that he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-growing brain tumour.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Increase in Probate Court fees

Posted on 24th January 2022 in Probate & Wills

It has been confirmed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) that the fee for probate applications is changing and all users of the probate service will pay a higher fee.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Increase in the number of millennials drafting wills has increased by almost 10% over the last two years

Posted on 24th January 2022 in Probate & Wills

It has been reported that more millennials than ever before are writing their wills in case they die unexpectedly.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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House prices rose fastest in the South West

Posted on 20th January 2022 in Residential Property

Official figures show that house prices in the South West of England rose fastest than anywhere else in the country.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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TUPE common questions

Posted on 18th January 2022 in Employment

We are regularly asked to advise employers on the application and implications of TUPE and how they can fulfil their obligations under the regulations. Here are some of the most common issues we advise our clients on.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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£100 million paid for maternity ward deaths in Mid and South Essex trust

Posted on 17th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

It’s been revealed that the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust paid over £100 million in compensation to bereaved families following 176 obstetrics claims relating to the death of babies and mothers in the past ten years.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Lack of oxygen lead to stillbirth of baby Ronnie

Posted on 17th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

In June 2020 at Basildon University Hospital Connie Copperthwaite-Jackson’s baby was stillborn and following an internal hospital report, it was found Ronnie died of hypoxia.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Video-witnessed wills legalisation extended

Posted on 13th January 2022 in Probate & Wills

The Ministry of Justice introduced legislation to allow for wills to be witnessed via video-link up and this has now been continued to allow vulnerable people to use this method of executing their wills until 31 January 2024.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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17 year old may have suffered brain damage caused by medication after giving birth

Posted on 12th January 2022 in Medical Negligence

An inquest has heard that in September 2019 Teegan Barnard, aged 17, suffered cardiac arrest within two hours of giving birth at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester and later died at home on October 7th, 2019.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Reducing sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Posted on 10th January 2022 in Employment

IKEA will now be paying statutory sick pay only for unvaccinated staff who are absent from work due to self-isolation.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Small payment scheme proposed for vulnerable people

Posted on 07th January 2022 in Safeguarding Vulnerable Clients

When a person loses mental capacity and does not already have an attorney to help with their affairs, it can be difficult to know how to help them with their finances.

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor