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Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Care Homes

30 Jul 2021

The Government has now passed legislation mandatory for care home staff, volunteers and certain other groups entering the care home (subject to certain exemptions). These provisions have now come into force meaning there will be a 16-week grace period from when the regulations are made to when they…

Employment & HR

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Review Hearings in Possession Claims

29 Jul 2021

What is a Review Hearing? The review hearing is a new stage in the eviction process. After proceedings have been issued, the Court will schedule a review hearing. The purpose of this is to give the Court the opportunity to make sure the paperwork is in order and to offer the tenant an opportunity…

Dispute Resolution

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Forbes at Trial - Lynn O'Hanlon v Bury Council

28 Jul 2021

Claimant fails to persuade judge of adverse weather conditions Forbes recently successfully defended a claim brought by a claimant under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957. She said that she had slipped on the steps of a Council building that was hired out for a wedding and that the defendant…

Insurance

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Forbes at Trial - Was a depression in block paving a danger?

28 Jul 2021

The judgment in this tripping claim showed the importance of accurate measurements when defending tripping on the highway claims. The claimant brought a claim as a result of allegedly stumbling and falling due to a depression in block paving on a pavement. Such minor defects are often seen on our…

Insurance

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ASB Awareness week

27 Jul 2021

As part of National ASB Awareness Week, we teamed up with colleagues at The Guinness Partnership and West Yorkshire Police on Friday 23rd July 2021 to focus on locally-based initiatives for tackling cuckooing in our neighbourhoods. This partnership-focussed session was able to capture the essence…

Housing & Regeneration

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