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Joint Tenants – What to do if Only One Tenant Wants to Leave?

Posted on 06th November 2018 in Property Litigation

A common issue facing landlords is one tenant in a joint tenancy wanting to leave whilst the other wants to stay. A landlord facing this situation needs to know the rights and obligations of both tenants.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Solicitor

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What Happens During a MIAM?

Posted on 05th November 2018 in Family Law

Before any application can be made to court in matrimonial and family matters there is a requirement to attend a MIAM unless there are good reasons why a MIAM is not appropriate, for example in emergency cases or where there is Domestic Abuse.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Cost Budgets and Precedent H – Essential Guidance

Posted on 31st October 2018 in Dispute Resolution

The normal rule in litigation is that the successful party is entitled to recover its costs from the other party. The Civil Procedure rules now give courts wide discretion in controlling the amount of costs parties can recover. The rules require parties to submit a budget (i.e. breakdown) of the legal costs they expect to incur. Precedent H is the prescribed form for that budget which must be filed in the majority cases which are valued at over £25,000.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Amazon Brand Registry – How We Can Help with Your Application

Posted on 31st October 2018 in Intellectual Property

Amazon Brand Registry was established to provide additional powers to prevent your competitors selling products using a similar name on Amazon. It provides enhanced search facilities to allow you to discover potential infringers and will proactively warn against suspected infringing listings.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Tom’s story

Posted on 26th October 2018 in Medical Negligence

Tom sustained a severe Group II obstetric brachial plexus injury with damage to his C5, C6 and C7 nerves following shoulder dystocia during his birth in 1996. Although Tom’s mother sought to bring a claim in the 1990s she was advised at the time that the case did not have prospects of success. Tom subsequently sought legal representation again in his late teens on realising that his injury was going to have a significant impact on his life.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Proud to Support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Sarah’s Story

Posted on 24th October 2018 in Medical Negligence

In 1995 when Sarah (not her real name) was born, knowledge that a brachial plexus injury was preventable was slowly spreading. During labour, after Sarah’s head was delivered, shoulder dystocia occurred, and Sarah’s left shoulder became trapped against her mother’s pubic bone. In the attempt to manage the obstruction, the registrar who dealt with this obstetric emergency pulled too hard on Sarah’s head. The force used damaged 4 of the 5 nerves in Sarah’s brachial plexus: C5, 6, 7 and C8.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Adam’s story

Posted on 22nd October 2018 in Medical Negligence

Adam* suffered a brachial plexus injury to his right side during his birth in 1998. The C5, 6 and 7 nerves were damaged as a consequence of the medical staff’s efforts to deliver him by pulling on his head when he was stuck during delivery (shoulder dystocia). Early assessments as an infant by specialists at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital were optimistic and remedial surgery was therefore not performed. However, as Adam grew his recovery was not as had been hoped and he developed abnormalities including contractures and subluxation of the shoulder joint. He had surgery at 2 years, 4 years and 7 years of age.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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What is the Time Limit to Contest a Will?

Posted on 28th September 2018 in Dispute Resolution

Time limits to challenge a will depend on the type of claim being contemplated.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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NHS Scandals: 2018 Medical Negligence Claims

Posted on 28th September 2018 in Medical Negligence

Those who follow the news would be forgiven for thinking that 2018 is the year of NHS scandals. Sir Brian Langstaffe’s inquiry into infected blood products, from which 3,000 died and over 25,000 are believed to have been infected, is being heard as separate investigations into hospitals in Shrewsbury & Telford suggest that on evidence available so far, 40 babies have died unnecessarily and another 12 bereaved families have been contacted in case the deaths of their children arose from similar causes.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Report Into NHS Finds Too Many Baby Deaths Were Avoidable

Posted on 13th September 2018 in Medical Negligence

Each Baby Counts is a national quality improvement programme led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Its goal is to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour.

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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What Happens When a Parent Wants to Move Away and Take the Children With Them?

Posted on 25th August 2018 in Family Law

These days more and more people are spending time abroad, whether they’re overseas on business, trying to build a new life in a different country, or just taking a long trip.

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Services: the Saviour for Furnished Holiday Lets?

Posted on 30th July 2018 in Later Life Planning

Many business-owners will already be aware of the potentially valuable relief which can be used to shield businesses from Inheritance Tax. But are all business-owners aware of the traps which may endanger its availability?

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor