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Recent MRI scan means thousands will no longer need avoidable surgical biopsies

Posted on 17th November 2023 in Medical Negligence

It is estimated that 1 in 8 UK men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, Movember’s month long campaign for awareness surrounding the condition remains an important mission.

Posted by

Helena Campbell

Associate & Chartered Legal Executive

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Poor safety standards in english maternity units

Posted on 17th November 2023 in Medical Negligence

We follow the latest findings from England’s healthcare regulator who have reported that the declining safety levels in maternity units across the country continue to be cause for concern. Recent analysis by the BBC of Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports revealed that two thirds of maternity care units are not safe enough.

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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Can I Get Full Custody of My Child?

Posted on 16th November 2023 in Family Law

The term ‘custody’ is a very outdated legal term and is no longer used to describe the care arrangements for a child.

Posted by

Sophie Charlton-Rigg

Paralegal

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A Rent Increase May Create a New Tenancy Agreement

Posted on 16th November 2023 in Affordable Housing

A recent County Court decision held that increasing the rent may result in the creation of a new tenancy agreement, where it can be shown that this was the intention of both the landlord and the tenant. 

Posted by

Megan Andrews

Solicitor

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Could Cervical Cancer Be Eliminated by 2040?

Posted on 15th November 2023 in Medical Negligence

Currently, 1 in 142 females will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in their lifetime. On average, around 3,000 diagnoses are made in the UK each year, and whilst more than 2,000 of those patients will have a positive outcome, sadly around 800 will result in death.

Posted by

Tamsin Trollope

Senior Paralegal

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Artificial Intelligence and Employment Law

Posted on 14th November 2023 in Employment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a powerful tool with many organisations now using AI to enhance efficiency and productivity. In the realm of employment law, AI is increasingly being developed to streamline processes and assist with decision making.

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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How Are Debts Treated on Divorce?

Posted on 14th November 2023 in Family Law

Debts are often a fabric of everyday life; they enable individuals and couples to purchase a property or a car and can form part of day to day spending. When it comes to addressing the finances on divorce both parties’ debts, whether jointly or solely incurred, are taken into consideration.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Solicitor

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Lost in the Digital Skies: easyJet’s Data Breach Highlights Turbulence for the ICO

Posted on 09th November 2023 in Dispute Resolution

This week it was announced that the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) has dropped an investigation into a hack affecting nine million easyJet customers because it has said that its “limited resources” are better used elsewhere. The security of personal data has become a paramount concern for organisations and individuals – but what are the implications of a data breach?

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Solicitor

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Safeguarding Your Legacy: The Advantages of Solicitor-Prepared Wills

Posted on 09th November 2023 in Probate & Wills, Safeguarding Vulnerable Clients

Choosing a solicitor for your Will ensures legal clarity, reducing the risk of errors or disputes. A professional will navigate the complexities and safeguard your wishes effectively.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

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When Should I Review My Will? Part 2

Posted on 07th November 2023 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

In the first part of this insight we discussed two of the main life changes which can necessitate changes to your Will being marriage and divorce.  We now consider other life changes which occur and can create situations which necessitate changes to your Will.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

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When Should I Review My Will? Part 1

Posted on 07th November 2023 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

The importance of making a Will which reflects your wishes is therefore paramount but, after making your Will, when should you consider reviewing whether it still reflects your wishes particularly if your circumstances have changed.   

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

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Public rights of way over private land: what are they?

Posted on 01st November 2023 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Property Litigation

One of the joys of living in the southwest is the access to the countryside that can be enjoyed. Many people will make regular use of the network of paths and trails - for the morning dog walk, for a lengthy weekend ramble or perhaps for something as simple as a shortcut to school – without ever giving their existence much thought.

Posted by

Joanne Young

Senior Associate & Solicitor