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An Unwelcome Stress: Probate Registry Delays Creating Additional Interest

Posted on 17th August 2023 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

At a time when bereaved families already have so much to manage, the prolonged delays in the issue of Grants of Probate is not only costing time but, in some cases, money.

Posted by

Alice Carter-Tyler

Solicitor

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New Court of Protection Capacity Assessment Form

Posted on 15th August 2023 in Probate & Wills

The Court of Protection has announced a new mental capacity assessment form (COP3) which should be used as part of applications to the Court.

Posted by

Emma McAdam

Solicitor

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What Are Your Rights if You Cohabit With Your Partner?

Posted on 10th August 2023 in Family Law

Unmarried couples are not afforded the same protection in law as married couples who are getting divorced, however there are steps cohabiting couples can take to protect their interests.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Solicitor

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The ‘Right to Rent’ Ramps Up

Posted on 09th August 2023 in Dispute Resolution

For many residential landlords, ensuring compliance with the right to rent provisions may have slipped down the list of priorities.

Posted by

Joanne Young

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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Revised Pitch Fee Review Form and Introduction of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) for Reviewing Pitch Fees in England

Posted on 01st August 2023 in Parks

A pitch fee, also known as a site fee, is the amount that a homeowner is required by the agreement to pay to the park owner for the right to station a mobile home on a pitch and for use of the common area of the park and its maintenance.

Posted by

Leah Skelley

Solicitor

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What is Biodiversity Net Gain and how to achieve it?

Posted on 31st July 2023 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Planning and Licensing

Biodiversity Net Gain (“BNG”) in the context of planning and development is the principle that development of land should leave the natural environment of those sites in a measurably better state than they were prior to the development taking place.

Posted by

Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor

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Recent developments in the prevention and treatment of Group B Strep infection

Posted on 24th July 2023 in Medical Negligence

In the final week of Group B Strep Awareness Month 2023 , Associate & Solicitor Kate Stone looks at the recent developments in the prevention and treatment of Group B Strep infection.

Posted by

Kate Stone

Associate & Solicitor

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Statutory Legacy Sum Set to Be Raised Later This Month

Posted on 20th July 2023 in Probate & Wills

According to the UK Government, a new Statutory Legacy of £322,000 has been set through a Statutory Instrument. This fixed net sum will come into effect on 26th July 2023.

Posted by

Sasha Brennan

Solicitor

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Hybrid Working: Is There Now a Legal Right to Work From Home?

Posted on 18th July 2023 in Employment

The concept of working from home has gained significant traction in recent years, especially with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Q&A with GBSS Trustee Stuart Bramley

Posted on 17th July 2023 in Medical Negligence

In the third week of Group B Strep Awareness Month 2023 we hear from Trustee of Group B Strep Support, Stuart Bramley, about his experience as a trustee.

Posted by

Helena Campbell

Associate & Chartered Legal Executive

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Nutrient Neutrality Rules and the Implications for Planning Decisions

Posted on 13th July 2023 in Planning and Licensing

On 30th June the High Court handed down its judgment dismissing the claim brought by developer, CG Fry Limited, challenging a planning inspector’s refusal to discharge conditions because an appropriate assessment under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (“The Habitats Regulations”) had not been carried out. 

Posted by

Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor

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Capacity issues and Divorce

Posted on 13th July 2023 in Family Law

People are living longer and as a result in the number of older couples divorcing is increasing.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Senior Associate & Solicitor