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Should you extend your shared ownership lease now or wait?

Posted on 28th October 2021 in Affordable Housing

Government proposals to reform the shared ownership model include all new leases being granted for 990 years instead of the current 99 or 125 years.

Posted by

Megan Lindsay-Bush

Solicitor

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Does data protection law apply to personal CCTV and video doorbells?

Posted on 22nd October 2021 in Parks, Employment

A recent court case is a useful reminder that personal use of CCTV and video doorbells sometimes falls foul of data protection law.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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New ‘Google Maps for Graves’ project

Posted on 20th October 2021 in Later Life Planning

There is a project that has been termed “Google maps for graves” which intends to map and photograph the Church of England’s 19,000 church graveyards, with the aim of recording every grave, headstone and memorial.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Estate planning for blended families

Posted on 20th October 2021 in Family Law, Probate & Wills

The increase in the number of families, comprising of different families that have been linked by new relationships, can complicate the process of inheritance, the creation and administration of Wills, and the distribution of estates.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Senior Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Hybrid Working - Tozers hosted Employment Seminar

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Employment

Working from home has long been a practice permitted by employers, but with the recent and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic making life difficult, it has become a phenomenon that most if not all employers (where possible) have adopted, so as to survive this bleak outbreak.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Compulsory workplace vaccinations – the jab or the job?

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Employment

Apart from the special case of care workers, employers would in most cases be better advised to encourage, rather than oblige, their workers to be vaccinated.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Anne's Erb's Palsy Story

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Medical Negligence

Anne shares her powerful Erb's Palsy story, and how it has impacted both her and her families lives.

Posted by

Kate Stone

Solicitor

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Amanda's Erb's Palsy Story

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Medical Negligence

Amanda shares her powerful Erb's Palsy story, and how it has impacted both her and her families lives.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Alfie's Erb's Palsy Story

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Medical Negligence

Alfie shares his powerful Erb's Palsy story, and how it has impacted both his and his families lives.

Posted by

Kate Stone

Solicitor

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Charlotte's Erb's Palsy Story

Posted on 18th October 2021 in Medical Negligence

Charlotte shares her powerful Erb's Palsy story, and how it has impacted both her and her families lives.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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What to do when a loved one has lost the mental capacity to deal with their own affairs

Posted on 15th October 2021 in Safeguarding Vulnerable Clients

When a person loses mental capacity, they cannot usually put a Power of Attorney in place. Instead, in order to appoint someone to make decisions for them, an application needs to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy.

Posted by

Emma Ruttley

Solicitor

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Is a glamping pod or shepherd’s hut a building?

Posted on 15th October 2021 in Planning and Licensing

In a recent decision issued by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) it was confirmed that a shepherd's hut and a glamping pod met the definition of ‘caravan’.

Posted by

Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor