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Ground rents ended under the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

Posted on 28th June 2022 in Parks

With effect from 30 June 2022 the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 (“the Act”) will come into force restricting payment of ground rents in most residential long leases of a dwelling to a peppercorn (nil).

Posted by

Leah Joyner

Senior Paralegal

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Statutory Wills

Posted on 27th June 2022 in Probate & Wills

A marriage can be held to be voidable under the Nullity of Marriage Act 1971 where a person enters into a marriage without the mental capacity to do so.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

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Key considerations for tenants following the coronavirus pandemic

Posted on 17th June 2022 in Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has resulted in significant change to the workplace and many businesses are now considering what model works best for their future whether that is a full time return, working from home or a hybrid approach. We set out the key things to consider below.

Posted by

David Paull

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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What happens if you do not make a Power of Attorney?

Posted on 16th June 2022 in Probate & Wills

Are you thinking about appointing someone to help with your affairs, either now or in later life? Are you worried about what might happen if you are no longer able to deal with things yourself? It may be a relief to know that there are options available, if you do lose the capacity to manage your affairs yourself or simply feel that you need a helping hand.

Posted by

Emma McAdam

Solicitor

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Waiting times for ambulances increases further

Posted on 10th June 2022 in Medical Negligence

An investigation by The Liberal Democrats has revealed that ambulance response time targets are being missed in every part of Devon.

Posted by

Michelle Beckett

Associate and Solicitor

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Discrimination claim brought against Sainsbury’s after ‘assistance cat’ refused entry shop

Posted on 10th June 2022 in Employment

A claim for discrimination has been brought against Sainsbury’s after they refused to allow an ‘assistance cat’ into one of their shops in London

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Lasting Powers of Attorney: Making your wishes clear

Posted on 01st June 2022 in Later Life Planning

When making a Power of Attorney there are many considerations to consider, including choosing someone you trust to carry out your wishes and conduct your affairs.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

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Commercial rent arrears and protected rent dept in the post-covid era

Posted on 01st June 2022 in Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has previously prevented commercial landlords from forfeiting a lease by peaceable re-entry due to rent arears as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Coronavirus Act”). However that situation has now changed due to the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (“the Act”).

Posted by

David Paull

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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What to do when your ex-spouse or civil partner refuses to comply with the Financial Consent Order after divorce or dissolution?

Posted on 27th May 2022 in Family Law

In the majority of cases where a Financial Consent Order has been made by the Court this signifies the end of the process addressing the finances on divorce or dissolution

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Solicitor

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A v Poole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Posted on 27th May 2022 in Medical Negligence

Tozers were instructed by the parents of child A, who was diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury 2 days following her birth at Poole Hospital in 2015. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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The Importance of Obtaining a Financial Order When Divorcing

Posted on 19th May 2022 in Family Law

The no new fault divorce has now come into effect in England and Wales as of 6th April 2022 and it allows for both sole and joint applications by parties, however applying for a divorce does not mean that the financial aspect of the marriage have been dealt with.

Posted by

Sophie Charlton-Rigg

Paralegal

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What is the NHS’s Early Notification Scheme?

Posted on 13th May 2022 in Medical Negligence

The NHS’s Early Notification Scheme (ENS) was set up in April 2017 to reduce the time between identifying maternity incidents of potentially severe brain injury and resolution of potential claims.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor