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Housing clients will see Court Fees Increase from 30 September 2021

Posted on 12th October 2021 in Affordable Housing

From 30 September 2021 certain Civil and Family Court fees in England and Wales have increased. The reason for the increase? Largely, to keep fees in line with inflation.

Posted by

Megan Andrews

Paralegal

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A royal lesson in keeping things under your hat

Posted on 05th October 2021 in Probate & Wills

The judicial decision that the will of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh be kept private for the next 90 years highlights that a will generally becomes a public document once probate has been granted, open to be read by anyone with an interest in the estate, highlighting the importance of discussing intentions to avoid later challenges to the estate and to exclude any confidential information. 

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Notice periods revert for residential landlords seeking possession

Posted on 05th October 2021 in Affordable Housing

Residential landlords will be able to seek possession on pre-pandemic notice periods from 1 October 2021, but need to keep alert to changes as economic or public health challenges may see timelines extended once again to protect tenants. 

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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5 reasons to make a Will

Posted on 05th October 2021 in Probate & Wills

Why make a Will? It is important for you to make a Will, not matter whether or not you consider you have many possessions or much money. Here we set out five main reasons why it is essential to make a Will.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Nuptial agreements are important & useful to have should a marriage break down

Posted on 01st October 2021 in Family Law

Despite the mixed opinion on these types of agreements, they are a very important and useful document to have should a marriage break down.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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Grandparent options for re-establishing contact with their grandchildren

Posted on 01st October 2021 in Family Law

Grandparents who find themselves unable to see their grandchildren when their children get divorced or separated may wonder how they can re-establish contact.  In this article we explore their options.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Trainee Solicitor

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Trade mark infringement and risk of confusion

Posted on 24th September 2021 in Intellectual Property

Red Bull is in a trade mark dispute with Bullards, an English company named after the founding family that make handcrafted artisan gins and which claim to have used their name since 1837.

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Trainee Solicitor

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Trade mark infringement and risk of confusion - Red Bull in trademark dispute with English gin firm Bullards

Posted on 24th September 2021 in Intellectual Property

Red Bull is in a trade mark dispute with Bullards, an English company named after the founding family that make handcrafted artisan gins and which claim to have used their name since 1837.

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Trainee Solicitor

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Traumatic birth leaves mum with a colostomy bag and PTSD

Posted on 23rd September 2021 in Medical Negligence

In 2017 former triathlete Kayleigh Adams’ life was turned upside down after giving birth to her first child. The trauma of the birth left the now 25 year old with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Posted by

Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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Unsafe Maternity care has cost the NHS £8.2bn in 15 years

Posted on 22nd September 2021 in Medical Negligence

Having obtained figures from NHS Resolution the Independent reports on the cost of maternity negligence claims over the last 15 years. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Maternity wards still not improved despite a series of recent scandals

Posted on 21st September 2021 in Medical Negligence

Care Qualify Commission has voiced concern that mothers’ and babies are being put at risk of injury and death because too many maternity units have not improved.

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Digital Lasting Power of Attorneys

Posted on 20th September 2021 in Later Life Planning

A more straightforward digital system to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) could come into play, but experts say that it is vital that sufficient safeguards are in place to protect elderly and vulnerable people from abuse. In this article, we look at how the system might work, and the concerns for potential abuse of a digital process for setting up Lasting Power of Attorney.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor