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Child Arrangements Upon Separation

21 Jan 2021

In recent months we have seen an increase in clients approaching us for advice following a separation from their partner or spouse. Many have stated that the pressures of the lockdown and the restrictions have negatively affected their relationship, resulting in the decision to separate. Separating…

Family/Divorce

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Pursing an Inheritance Act Claim after the time limit - Thakare v Bhusate

20 Jan 2021

In 2020, the High Court handed down a judgement in the appeal case of Thakare v Bhusate [2020] EWHC 52 (Ch). The case involved an out of time claim for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the Act). The case is significant as the…

Contesting a Will

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

18 Jan 2021

During cervical cancer awareness week, it seems appropriate to highlight the benefits of this screening. The NHS estimate that if everyone attended screenings regularly 83% of cervial cancer cases could be prevented. Cervical screening currently prevents 70% of cervical cancer deaths. It is offered…

Clinical Negligence

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Looking after your mental health in lockdown and post lockdown

14 Jan 2021

A lot of people are now spending a lot of time at home and many people who live alone can find this very distressing, especially for those individuals without a support bubble. It is important now more than ever to look out for signs of mental health problems, identify symptoms and to be there for…

Clinical Negligence

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Should I Stay or Should I go? Practical Considerations on Separation

11 Jan 2021

The year 2020 brought its own set of challenges and couples saw their relationships tested by the pressures that the global pandemic brought: financial worries, health concerns and spending prolonged amounts of time together. For some, these challenges may have exposed deeper longstanding issues that…

Family/Divorce

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What will the Ockenden Report mean for maternity services and NHS England?

11 Jan 2021

The Chair Donna Ockenden has been tasked with leading the inquiry into more than 800 allegations of poor care at the Shrewsbury and Telford Trust dating back 40 years to the 1970s. The team of experts led by Donna Ockenden will review "multiple maternal deaths, many avoidable baby deaths and many…

Clinical Negligence

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The New Year - A time for new beginnings

07 Jan 2021

The start of any new year is renowned for new beginnings. It is gives people purpose, and you will see individuals set out with good intentions to make positive changes in their lives. With the challenges that many faced in 2020, now more than ever individuals will be looking forward to 2021 and the…

Family/Divorce

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When can you recover private healthcare costs in a personal injury claim ?

05 Jan 2021

When a Claimant suffers injury they may require treatment in order to help them to recover. This is known as 'mitigation of loss' . The Claimant is entitled to obtain that medical treatment privately irrespective of the availability of state funded care. That was entrenched in the Law Reform (…

Personal Injury

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How is the cost of non-professional care claimed in a case?

16 Dec 2020

The idea of compensation is to put the injured person back in the position they would have been in, before their injury. The purpose of an award for non-commercial care is 'to enable the voluntary carer to receive proper recompense for his or her services. (Hunt v Fevers 2004 AC). When…

Clinical Negligence

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Road Traffic Collision Involving a Foreign Vehicle

15 Dec 2020

The Brexit deadline is looming and vehicles registered outside of the UK will continue to come into the country delivering our goods and carrying holidaymakers and visitors. What happens if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident with one of these vehicles and it wasn't your fault? Most…

Personal Injury

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