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Divorce and the Family Farm

Posted on 22nd January 2019 in Family Law

The breakdown of a marriage in any family is upsetting, but within a farming family a divorce can be particularly difficult to resolve.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Paralegal

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Corporate Charitable Foundations

Posted on 09th January 2019 in Charities and Social Enterprise

Many commercial businesses are taking corporate social responsibility (CSR) more seriously and in a more strategic way, recognising increased public expectations on the private sector to demonstrate a strong commitment to the communities they operate in.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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Can I bring an Inheritance Act claim out of time?

Posted on 07th January 2019 in Dispute Resolution

This insight focuses on the time limit to bring an Inheritance Act claim and in what circumstances this time limit may be extended. For an explanation of an Inheritance Act claim, please click here.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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What is a Larke v Nugus request?

Posted on 01st January 2019 in Dispute Resolution

If you are considering disputing a will on the grounds explained here, the first formal step is often to make a Larke v Nugus request. This insight explains more about a Larke v Nugus request.

Posted by

Cory Stephenson

Paralegal

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Better Medical Care Costs Less

Posted on 01st January 2019 in Medical Negligence

We are pleased to confirm the launch of an animation video entitled Better care costs less produced by Prompt (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training), a charity whose aim is to make childbirth safer through evidence-based, multi-professional training and research.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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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

Trainee 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