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Issuing Court Proceedings on behalf of a Deceased Claimant

22 Oct 2021

When a person dies as a result of clinical negligence there can be uncertainty as to how that claim for compensation/damages is continued. There remains an entitlement to a claim for the pain and suffering caused as a result of the negligence, and also any financial loss. In this article we…

Clinical Negligence

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Law Society review of Legal Aid

22 Oct 2021

The Law Society has recently puplished a review on Legal Aid. Worryingly the number of providers of civil legal aid has reduced in the last ten years. Even more worrying is that only 25% of the population are now eligible for legal aid. More people than ever before are representing themselves in…

Family/Divorce

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Challenging the Decisions of Trustees

21 Oct 2021

Decisions made by trustees often become acrimonious and can even evolve into claims for breach of trust and for the removal of the trustees. Fixed Interest Trusts The trustees of a fixed interest trust do not have a discretion about who to benefit, how much or when. The beneficiaries have a…

Contesting a Will

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Ring at the Door

18 Oct 2021

There are inevitably various matters in which neighbours can have disputes about. The most recent case of Fairhurst v Woodard demonstrates that the installation of a smart doorbell camera at your home could potentially breach data protection laws. Key Points Summary In this case, the County…

Data Breach Claims

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Delay in Diagnosis

08 Oct 2021

Every ten minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. It is important especially now to check your breasts. For months, the coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause. Almost one million women in UK have missed vital breast screening due to COVID-19. Although the risk is smaller…

Clinical Negligence

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Dependency Claims: Criteria and Financial Compensation

01 Oct 2021

When losing a loved one and considering making a claim for dependency, there are various legal requirements that set out the basis of being able to make such a claim, and what compensation is available if you are an eligible dependent. We will explore this further in this article. Criteria for…

Personal Injury

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Understanding a Child Arrangements Order

29 Sep 2021

We often have clients wanting to have "custody of their children". This terminology is American and is probably adopted from Hollywood movies. The UK terminology used to be residence and contact; however, the courts have moved away from this. Out of fairness the terminology now refers to a &…

Family/Divorce

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When Contributory Negligence is Applied with Minors

27 Sep 2021

Lancs Live recently reported on an incident involving a primary school pupil being hit by a car outside St James Primary school in Skelmersdale. "The seven-year-old stepped out on the busy 30mph road and was hit by a car pulling out. The girl was reportedly thrown up into the air and…

Personal Injury

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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…

Personal Injury

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