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Social Housing Reform: Consultation Now Live

Posted on 30th January 2024 in Affordable Housing

Today the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities announced a consultation on new social housing reforms. The proposed consultation has raised a number of concerns around the fact that a large majority of social housing already goes to UK nationals, the proposal would introduce even stricter rules, awarding social housing to those that can prove a close connection to the UK and local area as a priority.

Posted by

Michael Taylor

Partner & Solicitor

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Pouring Over Trade Marks: A Bitter Brew for Thatchers

Posted on 30th January 2024 in Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution

The UK has been no stranger to the battle of the brands with numerous cases cropping up over lookalikes.

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Solicitor

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Employment Settlement Agreements

Posted on 25th January 2024 in Employment

In the wake of the upsetting news of mass redundancies at Tata Steel, the dynamics of employment settlement agreements have gained heightened relevance.

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Employment Law Changes: What’s in Store For 2024

Posted on 25th January 2024 in Employment

There is a lot happening in Employment Law in 2024. In this insight we summarise the key changes to look out for. 

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor

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Call the Midwife: Shoulder Dystocia and Cerebral Palsy

Posted on 23rd January 2024 in Medical Negligence

Series 13 Episode 1 Whilst certainly not claiming to be a superfan I do occasionally catch an episode of the extremely popular historical drama “Call the midwife” set in London in the 1960s. On the evening of Sunday 7th January, whilst distracted doing something else, my attention was caught when one of the characters in the show began to describe how her daughter (now an adult, disabled and pregnant with her own child) had been injured herself during birth leading to her disability. 

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Family Mediation Week 2024

Posted on 22nd January 2024 in Family Law

Family Mediation Week 2024 will take place between the 22nd and 26th of January 2024. The campaign, organised by the Family Mediation Council, aims to raise awareness of the benefits of engaging with the mediation service.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Senior Paralegal

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Can I Change My Lasting Power of Attorney After Registration?

Posted on 15th January 2024 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allow you to appoint people to manage your affairs, should you need some help or become unable to manage your affairs yourself.

Posted by

Emma McAdam

Solicitor

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Is January Really ‘Divorce Month’? Practical Tips for Dealing With Separation and Divorce in 2024

Posted on 11th January 2024 in Family Law

January has become known as 'Divorce Month' in the media, thanks to a reported increase in enquiries relating to divorce and separation during the month.

Posted by

Caroline Ryan

Head of Private Family

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Why You Should Make Time This New Year to Create or Update Your Will

Posted on 09th January 2024 in Probate & Wills

A Will is an essential document, helping you to provide for your family after you’ve gone. Whatever 2024 holds for you, we look at why creating or reviewing your Will should be at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner & Solicitor

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Why January Is a Prime Time to Prepare to Sell Your House

Posted on 04th January 2024 in Residential Property

The beginning of the year is traditionally a time to set goals and resolutions for all the things we want to achieve over the coming months. It's also a good point to begin preparing your home for sale.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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New Duty On Employers To Prevent Sexual Harassment

Posted on 19th December 2023 in Employment

Sexual harassment is defined in the Equality Act 2010, but in essence is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor

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New Legislation Significantly Reduces ‘Spent’ Time on Criminal Convictions, but How Does It Affect You?

Posted on 18th December 2023 in Employment

On 28 October 2023, new legislation came into effect to reduce the period of time necessary for certain criminal convictions to become spent and so no longer legally disclosable to potential employers.

Posted by

Charlotte Yendell

Trainee Solicitor