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Potential Pitfalls for Pension Investors

01 Nov 2019

The introduction of pension freedoms in 2015 means that investors have a lot more choice over what to do with their pension savings. Whereas in the past the pension had to come to an end on death, now residual funds are allowed to remain in the protected pension environment for the benefit of the…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Kinship Carers at breaking point

22 Oct 2019

The charity, Grandparents Plus, has highlighted that kinship carers are at breaking point due to the care system's "dump and run" approach. Kinship carers are family members or friends who put themselves forward to care for a child when there is local authority involvement and the…

Family/Divorce

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UK Biobank

21 Oct 2019

An article published by Wellcome Open Research, titled 'Impact of Detecting Potentially Serious Incidental Findings During Multi-modal Imaging' , has noted that participants of UK Biobank Limited have been incorrectly flagged as having potential life threatening conditions and resulted in…

Clinical Negligence

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Do you want a Smart-ER visit to A&E?

18 Oct 2019

Most years the A&E wait times hit the headlines during the winter months due to the increased demand and we would expect it to be no different this winter, however Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals are looking to improve the waiting times in their A&E departments with new patient…

Clinical Negligence

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GDPR Damages

17 Oct 2019

The principles on how damages are assessed are set out below: The subject matter The severity of the breach. The examples given are that breaches involving medical data or financial information will likely attract higher figures than other types of data, whereas 'social'…

Data Breach Claims

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Probate fee hike scrapped

14 Oct 2019

The government have abandoned plans introduced earlier this year to significantly increase probate fees, which would have seen bereaved families paying up to £6,000 for grants of probate. Under the government's proposals, probate fees would have risen from the current fixed fee of £…

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The 'digital' divorce - Is it leading to the end of more marriages?

04 Oct 2019

Since April 2018, spouses have been able to complete the divorce application process online. This means that instead of posting paperwork, those wanting to file for divorce can complete applications, upload the documents needed and pay fees online. The cost of the fee to file for divorce is £550…

Family/Divorce

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Are natural births more risky after a previous caesarean?

01 Oct 2019

There has been a number of recent media headlines stating that natural births are more risky if a previous caesarean has already been performed. These headlines have resulted following a research article being published entitled: 'Planned mode of delivery after previous cesarean section and short-…

Clinical Negligence

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Forbes Associate Ben Wilson Nominated For Sub36 Young Professional Award

17 Sep 2019

Associate Solicitor, Ben Wilson, from Forbes Solicitors has been shortlisted for the Young Professional Award in the 2019 Lancashire Business View Sub36 awards. Ben, who specialises in disputes arising from contesting Wills, Trusts, Probate and Inheritance Matters, acts for clients on a national…

Contesting a Will

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Clients opting for local legal advice

06 Sep 2019

A recent survey published by Legal Services Consumer Panel has recognised that shopping around for legal services isn't always the best way forward. Just over one quarter (28%) of people shop around when choosing a legal service provider. Of those who shop around, almost half (44%) don't…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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