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Misdiagnosis Medical Negligence Claim image Client Story

Posted 19 February 2019

Misdiagnosis Medical Negligence Claim

When a hospital misdiagnosis leads to the death of an elderly patient, we aimed to reduce the stress on our…

“This time next year Rodney, we’ll be millionaires” image Article

Posted 18 February 2019

“This time next year Rodney, we’ll be millionaires”

Del Boy isn’t alone in his wealth as according to a piece of research undertaken by the Times one in five…

Faith schools and Religious Discrimination image Article

Posted 18 February 2019

Faith schools and Religious Discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an Orthodox nursery did not commit an act of religious discrimination by…

How best to protect your business against insolvent debtors image Article

Posted 18 February 2019

How best to protect your business against insolvent debtors

Carer’s Allowance image Article

Posted 18 February 2019

Carer’s Allowance

Many people caring for someone with substantial care needs are unaware they can claim carer’s allowance if they are over 16…

New Acas guidance on Age Discrimination image Article

Posted 18 February 2019

New Acas guidance on Age Discrimination

The latest guidance on age discrimination to help employers and line managers manage an age diverse workforce.

Taxman 9 - Taxpayer 8 image Article

Posted 18 February 2019

Taxman 9 - Taxpayer 8

If it were a football match it would have been a great game …

Kent Good Governance Charity Forum  image Article

Posted 14 February 2019

Kent Good Governance Charity Forum

A forum to support charities in the implementation of the Charity Governance Code

National Sickie Day 2019 image Article

Posted 04 February 2019

National Sickie Day 2019

Whether short or long term, staff absence hits businesses hard.

How to Manage Subject Access Requests image Article

Posted 04 February 2019

How to Manage Subject Access Requests

Advice for GPs on managing subject access requests under GDPR

Brexit frustrations boil over: European Medicines Agency claim against Canary Wharf image Article

Posted 30 January 2019

Brexit frustrations boil over: European Medicines Agency claim against Canary Wharf

A landmark case puts Brexit into consideration as a frustrating event

Trending Topic Data Protection and a ‘No Deal’ Brexit  image Article

Posted 30 January 2019

Data Protection and a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

New guidance for businesses to ensure the free flow of personal data in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Cybercrime: Is your business protected? image Article

Posted 28 January 2019

Cybercrime: Is your business protected?

Cybercrime is no longer just an issue for IT professionals, it’s something everyone needs to be aware of.

Protecting business through effective credit control image Article

Posted 25 January 2019

Protecting business through effective credit control

Following the news of Patisserie Valerie falling into administration, how can credit control processes protect your business from a similar fate?

New Year, New Beginnings image Article

Posted 24 January 2019

New Year, New Beginnings

With many misconceptions around, it's important to get legal advice if you are moving on from relationships

Changes to Pension Credit image Article

Posted 18 January 2019

Changes to Pension Credit

Announcement by the DWP could have detrimental effect for new pensioners with partners of working age.

Employment Tribunal success | Breach of TUPE allegations image Client Story

Posted 18 January 2019

Employment Tribunal success | Breach of TUPE allegations

Successfully helping a client accused of breaching TUPE regulations, in a complex matter involving a bankrupt claimant.

Managing Child Safeguarding Allegations in Education image Article

Posted 16 January 2019

Managing Child Safeguarding Allegations in Education

A webinar on best practice and legal requirements in dealing with child safeguarding incidents and concerns involving staff.

The future of farming: keeping divorce out of the courts image Article

Posted 15 January 2019

The future of farming: keeping divorce out of the courts

Divorce within farming has unique complexities that require professional advice

The future of farming is unknown image Article

Posted 15 January 2019

The future of farming is unknown

Take steps to protect the foundations and gain back control

Inspirational new year resolutions image Article

Posted 14 January 2019

Inspirational new year resolutions

Are you looking for new year resolution inspiration? Our resolution ideas will set you up for the year ahead

Good work plan update - future changes to employment law image Article

Posted 14 January 2019

Good work plan update - future changes to employment law

The Government has committed in the 'Good Work Plan' that it will legislate to make all work 'fair and decent'...

Employment Tribunal Success | Disputing employee status image Client Story

Posted 11 January 2019

Employment Tribunal Success | Disputing employee status

Supporting our design and construction client in a claim brought by a contractor whose employee status was disputed.

An update on rising probate fees image Article

Posted 10 January 2019

An update on rising probate fees

News on recent probate fees changes and what you need to do in case they become law in April 2019.…

Narrowing the scope of Employment Tribunal litigation image Article

Posted 03 January 2019

Narrowing the scope of Employment Tribunal litigation

The benefits of proper legal advice when dealing with a litigant in person

Trustees now able to challenge the validity of a notice when issued with a penalty image Article

Posted 19 December 2018

Trustees now able to challenge the validity of a notice when issued with a penalty

The outcome of a recent court case means trustees can now challenge the validity of a notice when issued with…

Child arrangements at Christmas image Article

Posted 13 December 2018

Child arrangements at Christmas

Whilst Christmas is traditionally a time for families to spend time together, children of separated parents can find this a…

All you need to know about giving tax efficiently this Christmas image Article

Posted 13 December 2018

All you need to know about giving tax efficiently this Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly and for many, that includes giving money to loved ones at Christmas and, without sounding…

Ant and Oh Heck image Article

Posted 13 December 2018

Ant and Oh Heck

The break-up and custody battle of Ant and Lisa McPartlin might have been hitting the headlines this year - but…

Father Christmas has an LPA - why shouldn’t you? image Article

Posted 13 December 2018

Father Christmas has an LPA - why shouldn’t you?

Take a leaf out of Father Christmas' book this season and speak to your loved ones, family and friends to…

Trending Topic GDPR - six months on image Article

Posted 07 December 2018

GDPR - six months on

With potential fines of up to €20,000,000 or 4% of annual worldwide turnover for breach of the GDPR, the stakes are…

Where are we likely to see an increase in employment claims in the next year? image Article

Posted 07 December 2018

Where are we likely to see an increase in employment claims in the next year?

Sarah Wimsett takes a look at what to expect from employment claims in 2019 - where are we likely to…

Pitfalls of using online divorce petition image Article

Posted 07 December 2018

Pitfalls of using online divorce petition

Whilst issuing divorce proceedings online may be considered a cheaper option and improves access to the judicial system for many,…

Tax returns for life interest trusts where income is mandated image Article

Posted 06 December 2018

Tax returns for life interest trusts where income is mandated

Welcome news for trustees who can now challenge the validity of a notice when issued with a penalty in particular cases.

Is it better to settle or fight an employment tribunal claim? image Article

Posted 27 November 2018

Is it better to settle or fight an employment tribunal claim?

Is it better to settle or to fight an employment tribunal claim and, if you are going to defend the…

Good Divorce Week image Article

Posted 26 November 2018

Good Divorce Week

Our Family Team are supporting this year’s Resolution’s awareness campaign, ‘Good Divorce Week’. The aim of the campaign is to promote the…

Benefit entitlements for disabled people - Attendance Allowance image Article

Posted 12 November 2018

Benefit entitlements for disabled people - Attendance Allowance

Earlier this year (2018) it was reported that there has been a fall of more than 22% in the number…

Tax warning for separating spouses image Article

Posted 09 November 2018

Tax warning for separating spouses

From April 2020 separating spouses will have to carefully consider the financial implications of moving out of the family home…

Probate fee increase…the good, the bad and the controversial image Article

Posted 06 November 2018

Probate fee increase…the good, the bad and the controversial

The Government has confirmed that they will be resurrecting their plans to increase the Probate Court fee. These controversial proposals…

The future of farming: Adapting to a changing environment image Article

Posted 01 November 2018

The future of farming: Adapting to a changing environment

The importance of farming in the UK is particularly highlighted this year given the UK’s impending exit from the European Union.…

What does the budget mean for employment? image Article

Posted 31 October 2018

What does the budget mean for employment?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his budget to parliament on 29 October 2018. Employment is at a near record…

Our Personal Affairs team in action image Client Story

Posted 30 October 2018

Our Personal Affairs team in action

Ensuring every need is met - whatever the size - and allowing individuals to remain safe and secure living the…

The misconception that married couples do not need a will image Article

Posted 25 October 2018

The misconception that married couples do not need a will

There is often a misconception with married couples that wills are not needed as everything will pass to the surviving…

Access to family courts has been granted to legal bloggers image Article

Posted 19 October 2018

Access to family courts has been granted to legal bloggers

A pilot scheme, pioneered by the Transparency Project, has been launched to allow certain lawyers to attend family proceedings to…

Who’s liable? Employer or employee? image Article

Posted 17 October 2018

Who’s liable? Employer or employee?

Employer found liable for the actions of their employee when a Christmas after-party fight left another employee brain damaged.

Employees may have longer to bring tribunal claims image Article

Posted 16 October 2018

Employees may have longer to bring tribunal claims

The Law Commission is considering extending the time limit allowed for tribunal claims to be submitted. Claims for unfair dismissal…

Top 5 considerations for establishing a successful farm-based wedding venue image Article

Posted 15 October 2018

Top 5 considerations for establishing a successful farm-based wedding venue

More and more we are seeing agricultural business owners choosing to either diversify or start afresh by getting into the…

Employment Tribunal Statistics 2018 image Article

Posted 15 October 2018

Employment Tribunal Statistics 2018

Provisional employment tribunal statistics have been published by the Ministry of Justice for April to June 2018. As predicted, the…

Mental health in the workplace: Active vs reactive image Article

Posted 12 October 2018

Mental health in the workplace: Active vs reactive

How can employers support good mental health in the workplace?

The importance of parental responsibility for grandparents image Article

Posted 12 October 2018

The importance of parental responsibility for grandparents

A review of the options available to a grandparent who takes care of a grandchild in place of a parent.

The importance of a Health and Welfare lasting power of attorney image Article

Posted 12 October 2018

The importance of a Health and Welfare lasting power of attorney

A recent Court of Protection ruling regarding treatment for a man suffering with 'mad cow disease' highlights why a health…

Employment law: Effective investigations FAQs image Article

Posted 12 October 2018

Employment law: Effective investigations FAQs

Prime Minister announces change to law for mixed-sex couples  image Article

Posted 03 October 2018

Prime Minister announces change to law for mixed-sex couples

Rhia Davis considers the announcement that all couples in England and Wales will be able to enter into a Civil…

The comfort in preparing a lasting power of attorney image Article

Posted 28 September 2018

The comfort in preparing a lasting power of attorney

A recent case demonstrates the comfort preparing a lasting power of attorney can have in the most distressing of situations.…

Ensuring the Gender Pay Gap campaign succeeds image Article

Posted 25 September 2018

Ensuring the Gender Pay Gap campaign succeeds

In January, I discussed the trends we are seeing in the gender pay gap and what it can mean for…

The life cycle of debt image Article

Posted 24 September 2018

The life cycle of debt

With the uncertain future we are facing it has never been more important to carry out a health check on…

My word is my bond? image Article

Posted 19 September 2018

My word is my bond?

Whilst a gentleman’s agreement or a promise that ‘my word is my bond’ might have been enough of an assurance for both…

Call to scrap Inheritance Tax and replace with a gift tax image Article

Posted 14 September 2018

Call to scrap Inheritance Tax and replace with a gift tax

The Commission for Economic Justice are calling for IHT to be scrapped altogether and replaced with a gift tax. The…

Son given authority to gift himself £6 million by Court of Protection image Article

Posted 14 September 2018

Son given authority to gift himself £6 million by Court of Protection

In a recent case, the Court of Protection has granted an attorney’s application to make a gift from his mother (P)…

Mesothelioma compensation - Sea King aircraft engineers warned of asbestos risks image Article

Posted 13 September 2018

Mesothelioma compensation - Sea King aircraft engineers warned of asbestos risks

Jeremy Horton reviews the recent case of asbestos risk in those working on Sea King helicopters.

Why making a will or lasting power of attorney is important at every age image Article

Posted 07 September 2018

Why making a will or lasting power of attorney is important at every age

A recent case in which a 30 year old mother sadly died through terminal illness has highlighted the importance of…

NHS continuing healthcare funding image Article

Posted 07 September 2018

NHS continuing healthcare funding

New framework introduced for NHS continuing healthcare funding aims to reduce problems previously experienced by those with ongoing healthcare needs.…

What you need to know if giving a reference - new guidance released image Article

Posted 06 September 2018

What you need to know if giving a reference - new guidance released

In a competitive job market, it is important that employers are aware of their obligations in regards to the giving…

Compensation for shoulder dislocation injury after slip image Client Story

Posted 06 September 2018

Compensation for shoulder dislocation injury after slip

Four figure sum received in compensation claim for shoulder dislocation injury after slip at public house

Can an employer be liable for the acts of third party contractors? image Article

Posted 31 August 2018

Can an employer be liable for the acts of third party contractors?

It has long been established that an employer can be liable for the wrongs committed by one of their employees.…

ACAS Annual Report: Employment tribunal claims on the rise image Article

Posted 30 August 2018

ACAS Annual Report: Employment tribunal claims on the rise

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published its annual report for 2017-2018, and it makes for interesting reading.…

Supreme Court radical ruling on withdrawal of CANH image Article

Posted 21 August 2018

Supreme Court radical ruling on withdrawal of CANH

On 30 July the Supreme Court gave an important judgment making it clear that it is not a legal obligation…

Bawa-Garba Decision - Medical manslaughter and GMC Powers image Article

Posted 14 August 2018

Bawa-Garba Decision - Medical manslaughter and GMC Powers

The much publicised Court of Appeal decision (13 August) is that suspension not erasure for Dr Bawa-Garba is the appropriate…

Trust given substantial fine for Health and Safety breach image Article

Posted 14 August 2018

Trust given substantial fine for Health and Safety breach

Southern Health NHS FT has been fined £2m at Oxford Crown Court for 2 offences under S.3 (1) HSWA 1974 arising…

Coroner’s Court radical judgment – burden of proof on suicide changed image Article

Posted 13 August 2018

Coroner’s Court radical judgment – burden of proof on suicide changed

In R (Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner Oxfordshire 2018 the Court dismissed J’s brother’s review and held that there was nothing…

Removal of Agricultural occupancy conditions image Article

Posted 07 August 2018

Removal of Agricultural occupancy conditions

Agricultural occupancy conditions, know as AOC’s, affect a great number of properties in rural areas. They have the effect of restricting…

Coroner’s Court - trends from the Annual Chief Coroner and Statistics Reports image Article

Posted 06 August 2018

Coroner’s Court - trends from the Annual Chief Coroner and Statistics Reports

These 2 annual reports contain some interesting developments on what is currently going on in the coroner courts nationally but…

Mills v Mills – Supreme Court ruling against an increase of spousal maintenance image Article

Posted 02 August 2018

Mills v Mills – Supreme Court ruling against an increase of spousal maintenance

The Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced husband should not have to increase maintenance payments to his former wife…

The importance of witness statements - a stark reminder  image Article

Posted 01 August 2018

The importance of witness statements - a stark reminder

Duncan Harrop v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 2018 is a timely reminder of the importance of covering…

Cohabitation – the fastest growing family type in the UK image Article

Posted 01 August 2018

Cohabitation – the fastest growing family type in the UK

In 2016 there were 3.3m cohabiting couples or around 6.6million cohabiting adults. This is officially the fastest growing family type,…

Landmark ruling by Supreme Court on life sustaining treatment image Article

Posted 01 August 2018

Landmark ruling by Supreme Court on life sustaining treatment

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court have ruled that Judges will no longer need to be consulted when doctors…

No win, no fee - what does it mean? image Article

Posted 01 August 2018

No win, no fee - what does it mean?

Owens v Owens highlights the need to reform divorce law image Article

Posted 25 July 2018

Owens v Owens highlights the need to reform divorce law

The Owens v Owens ruling emphasises the need for parliament to urgently reform the law governing divorce in England and Wales.

Trending Topic GDPR is here…the healthcare journey has only just begun  image Article

Posted 25 July 2018

GDPR is here…the healthcare journey has only just begun

The much heralded GDPR Day on 25 May has come and gone with Information Governance managers getting to grips with…

Updates to ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’ guide image Article

Posted 18 July 2018

Updates to ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’ guide

The Government has published a revised version of their guide “How to rent: The checklist for renting in England” with effect…

Working in a heatwave – what employers need to know image Article

Posted 17 July 2018

Working in a heatwave – what employers need to know

With the announcement of the hosepipe ban and temperatures continuing to rise across most of the UK, the 2018 heatwave…

Gangmasters: Protecting your business and your workers image Article

Posted 16 July 2018

Gangmasters: Protecting your business and your workers

The Gangmasters (Licencing) Act 2004 was introduced to regulate businesses providing or receiving workers in the fresh produce industry and…

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