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XL Bullies - 10 top tips for Landlords

21 Feb 2024

In response to rise of attacks and fatalities by XL Bully dogs, on 31st December 2023 the Government introduced the Dangerous Dogs (Designated Types) (England and Wales) Order 2023, designating the XL Bully as a 'dangerous dog' under Section 1 Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Having heard from many…

Housing & Regeneration

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Unsheathing the Latest Knife Crime Statistics

19 Feb 2024

The latest government statistics give an interesting insight into the continuing prevalence of knife crime in England & Wales. The year-end figure for all knife offences shows a 2% decrease in offending, but this still represents an increase of 17% compared to a decade earlier. '…

Crime

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The role of HR in mitigating data breaches

16 Feb 2024

In the contemporary landscape, organisations are becoming more susceptible to data breaches, posing serious legal and financial consequences. Cyber threats pose significant risks, ranging from unauthorised access to theft or exposure of sensitive data. This article considers valuable training…

Employment & HR

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Getting married abroad? Legal requirements to consider

15 Feb 2024

After an exciting engagement, couples are keen to make arrangements for the wedding itself. Due to the current cost of living, many more couples are looking to get married abroad, often seduced by white beaches, good weather and the ability to have a smaller guest list and a lower cost. Often,…

Family/Divorce

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Claimant's failing memory results in trial win

14 Feb 2024

Our recent trial win in respect of a highways claim is a good reminder that the burden of proof lies with the claimant. In the case the claimant initially alleged in his letter of claim that he was visiting his son's place of work when he tripped because of a pothole. He then subsequently told…

Insurance

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Challenging expert evidence

14 Feb 2024

The appeal decision of the Supreme Court was handed down towards the end of 2023 in the case of TUI UK Ltd v Griffiths [2023] UKSC 48, providing important clarification of when a court can evaluate and reject an "uncontroverted" expert's report. Mr Griffith's claim arose from a…

Insurance

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New 10-Year Lease Creates United Team for Forbes Solicitors

06 Feb 2024

Full-service law firm Forbes Solicitors has expanded its office lease at Gordon House in Preston to create its largest office space for 200 of its staff. The new lease forms part of the firm's long-term growth plans for supporting clients across the UK as a leading regional law firm with…

Community

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The True Cost of Maternity Claims

06 Feb 2024

Maternity claims involve a wide variety of conditions that can develop during pregnancy and labour and can result in significant injury to the mother and child if not managed properly. The majority of cerebral palsy cases are not related to negligence, and the single largest factor for cerebral…

Clinical Negligence

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