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Special Guardianship Orders

Posted on 17th March 2020 in Family Law

We are often asked to advise relatives particularly Grandparents about “Special Guardianship Orders” but what are these orders and why would you need one?

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Joint ownership of copyright

Posted on 16th March 2020 in Intellectual Property

Joint ownership (also called co-ownership) of copyright may arise by operation of law in a variety of situations such as joint ventures, software development, artistic collaborations and shared research.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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What does IR35 mean and how can it affect my business?

Posted on 12th March 2020 in Employment

The government has postponed the reforms to the IR35 tax rules until 2021.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Are we about to witness a shift in the law relating to trespass?

Posted on 06th March 2020 in Parks

The government consultation on proposals to broaden the categories of criminal trespass in England and Wales and to grant the police greater powers to disperse unauthorised encampments has just ended.

Posted by

Anouska Musson

Associate and Solicitor

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Coronavirus

Posted on 05th March 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The position has moved on a little since my update last week.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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When someone dies but has not made a will, what happens to their esate?

Posted on 04th March 2020 in Probate & Wills

Where someone dies but has not made a will the intestacy rules govern the distribution of their estate. Under the rules if you leave a spouse/civil partner and children then the first part of your estate passes to the spouse/civil partner.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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What happens to our pets on the breakdown of our relationship?

Posted on 02nd March 2020 in Family Law

The breakdown of a relationship can be an emotional time. There can be a lot of uncertainty and a lot of practical issues to resolve. For many people pets are an integral part of family and relationships.

Posted by

Caroline Ryan

Consultant Solicitor

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NHS to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Medical Negligence

With reference to this Daily Mail Online article, Tozers’ Group B Strep specialist Stuart Bramley comments on the NHS’s decision to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Employees exposed to Coronavirus

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

We are starting to get enquiries about how to deal with employees who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. If, as unfortunately seems likely, this becomes more prevalent, it is a topic that many employers will have to address.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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GDPR after Brexit

Posted on 27th February 2020 in Intellectual Property

Post Brexit and during the transition period of the withdrawal agreement the GDPR will continue to apply in the UK.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Collaborations and mergers for sustainability and impact

Posted on 24th February 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Collaboration in the charity sector is nothing new. Many charities already collaborate successfully with a range of other organisations at many different levels, for example, in the delivery of contracted services, where commissioners often demand it.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Protection from Domestic Abuse

Posted on 21st February 2020 in Family Law

According to the Office of National Statistics in the year ending March 2019, 1.6 million women and 786,000 men experienced domestic abuse. The number of women and girls killed in England and Wales had also risen to its highest level in 14 years with a 10% increase having been documented. Between March 2018 and March 2019 there were 241 recorded female victims of murder, manslaughter and infanticide with 48% of those victims being killed in a domestic homicide, and 38% of those victims being killed at the hands of their partner or ex-partner.

Posted by

Sarah Miller

Associate Member of CILEx