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Potholed Path Danger

24 Sep 2021

Lancs live reported this week that 'Margaret Appleton, 75, fell down on a footpath near to Essington Road in Skelmersdale on Saturday morning on her way to Tanhouse. The footpaths were branded by one local as 'treacherous' all over the town and is calling on the council to sort out the…

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Mediation: What is it and what are the benefits?

23 Sep 2021

What is mediation? Mediation is a highly effective form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) during which parties involved in litigation or other disputes can negotiate with each other with the assistance of an independent mediator. The aim of a mediation is to reach a binding legal…

Dispute Resolution

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What happens to pets during a separation?

23 Sep 2021

The Covid 19 pandemic has led to an increase in homeworking. For this reason, many families have taken to expanding their families with pets as they've been more readily available to spend time with them and look after them. This has often been a conscious decision to also help with stress and well-…

Family/Divorce

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Surviving Bear Grylls obstacle course

22 Sep 2021

The Independent recently reported on a case involving a 54-year-old taking part in a Bear Grylls survival race. The claimant fell and suffered serious injuries to her leg and shoulder whilst using an elevated monkey ring obstacle. The defendants designed the course and managed the race. They…

Personal Injury

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VAR (Vicarious Appeal Ruling) goes in favour of the defence

21 Sep 2021

This article explores the recent case of Blackpool Football Club Ltd v DSN [2021] EWCA Civ 1352 which in which the claimant sought to expand further the way in which a defendant can be found to be vicariously liable for the actions of non employees. The claimant brought an action in the High Court…

Insurance

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National Eye Health Week

21 Sep 2021

This week is National Eye Health Week which looks at how important it is to protect our eyesight. Looking after our eyes is vital, especially during the childhood years, while the organs are still developing. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is thought to affect one in three people in the UK and…

Clinical Negligence

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Tackling Cannabis use in Residential Properties Roundtable Event

21 Sep 2021

Tackling Cannabis Use in Residential Properties Roundtable Event On Wednesday 15th September 2021, almost 650 delegates from Housing, Police, Local Authorities and other agencies across the UK attended a roundtable discussion to explore a range of approaches for responding to the issue of cannabis…

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Forbes Solicitors' Housing Team Builds For Continued Growth

21 Sep 2021

The housing and regeneration team at Forbes Solicitors is expanding its team across the North West as performance exceeds pre-pandemic levels. Having recruited six new team members since March 2020 to take its total headcount to 48 professionals, the team is now in the process of adding another 15…

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Fatal Accidents: Assessing the Loss of Dependency in Family Businesses

17 Sep 2021

When you lose a loved one it has significant implications emotionally, practically and financially. If a third party has negligently caused the death, the law makes for provision for certain categories of claimant to seek compensation. In this article we will explore financial dependency in a…

Personal Injury

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