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Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month

06 May 2021

Melanoma UK have launched a public awareness campaign urging people to go on the hunt for the estimated missed 4,358 melanomas missed during the pandemic.* Melanoma is a type of cancer that starts in skin cells called melanocytes which make a pigment called melanin which gives the skin it's…

Clinical Negligence

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Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill Receives Royal Assent

06 May 2021

Last week, on 29th April, the Domestic Abuse Bill received royal assent. The Domestic Abuse Bill will provide protection to millions of victims of domestic abuse and strengthen measures to tackle the perpetrators of domestic abuse. The government have worked closely with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner…

Family/Divorce

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Adjusted Right to Work Checks to end on 17 May 2021

06 May 2021

The Home Office has announced that from 17 May 2021, the concession on Right to Work (RTW) checks, permitting employers to conduct RTW checks via video, will end. Prior to the pandemic, employers usually have complied with their immigration duties and requirements in respect of RTW checks in person…

Employment & HR

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Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce

04 May 2021

The breaking news today is that Bill and Melinda Gates are set to divorce. After 27 years of marriage and three children it has been revealed that the couple's marriage has irretrievably broken down and they " no longer feel able to grow as a couple ". Interestingly the couple did not sign…

Family/Divorce

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Case Comment - Procter v Procter

30 Apr 2021

The recent case of Procter v Procter dealt with the situation where a property owner wishes to grant a lease to both themselves and a third party jointly. In Procter, a family farm was owned by trustees and was farmed by a partnership consisting of the trustees and other family members, without any…

Commercial Property

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Local Authority not liable for Bryn Alyn Abuse

26 Apr 2021

Decision: the relationship between the abusive employee and the placing authority was not akin to employment and the duty of care owed by the authority to the claimant was not non-delegable. In the case of SKX v Manchester City Council (2021) EWHC 782 (QB) handed down on 31st March 2021 Cavanagh…

Insurance

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