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Top football man wins damages and apology from The Daily Mail

By Daniel Draper in Sports & Media Law

Associated Newspapers Ltd, publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail Online, has agreed to pay damages and publish an apology to Mike Kelly, following a wholly inaccurate article about the sale of his memorabilia collected over a long and distinguished career. Mike Kelly, who was England’s Goalkeeping Coach at two World Cups and who worked… Read more »

Aug 29

Rotherham Council could face raft of compensation claims

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

I have listened with interest over the past couple of days to the various present and past members of Rotherham Borough Council apologising for their failings in preventing the abuse of 1,400 children in the Rotherham area. As a lawyer specialising in abuse claims, particularly against local Councils, it occurs to me that there are… Read more »

Aug 28

Further details of ‘appalling sexual exploitation’ in Rotherham revealed

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

We reported yesterday on the shocking revelations that were published into child sex abuse in Rotherham. Since the report came out, a number of further details have been disclosed into what has been described as ‘appalling sexual exploitation’ of up to 1400 children in the town. Following the report into the child abuse scandal Rotherham… Read more »

Aug 27

Startling similarities between Rotherham and Rochdale abuse victims

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

Professor Alexis Jay has today delivered her Report into the sexual abuse of children in the Rotherham area between 1997 and 2013. She has concluded that at least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation with children as young as 11 being raped by multiple perpetrators. The similarities between the Rotherham Report and the… Read more »

Aug 26


ACAS Early Conciliation – what changes mean for bringing an employment claim

By Sally Eastwood in Employment for Employees

The new ACAS Early Conciliation process now means that for most claims, it is a legal requirement (unless an exemption applies) for a claimant to have submitted an EC notification form to ACAS before they issue an ET1 Claim Form in the Employment Tribunal. The ACAS Early Conciliation process, which applies to claims issued on… Read more »

Aug 25

National Road Victim Month

By Nick Molyneux in Car Accident Claims

Every August, RoadPeace (the National Charity for Road Crash Victims) holds its National Road Victims Month. This month long event was first established and celebrated by RoadPeace in 1998. Its aim is to remind people just how devastating road accidents can be and how they can impact upon people’s lives. Globally, since 1st January 2014,… Read more »

Aug 22


Government policies to pass a ‘Family Test’

By Angharad Bentley in Family / Divorce

Prime Minister, David Cameron has said that from October this year every new domestic policy will be examined for ‘its impact upon the family’. The aim of the ‘Test’ is to put families at the centre of the government’s thinking. Mr Cameron argued that parents and children are often overlooked when reforms take place and… Read more »

Aug 21


Top tips for getting through a divorce

By Clare Foster in Family / Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a nasty business, but it doesn’t have to be.  Our family law solicitors have many years of experience in divorce and related family law matters, and we really have seen it all. We understand that divorce can be stressful and that the legal process can seem daunting. That’s why… Read more »

Aug 19


Preparing for your sale or purchase of commercial property

By Ian Liddle in Commercial Property

Buying or selling commercial property can be a long and stressful process – but it doesn’t have to be. Preparation is the key to ensuring a smooth transaction. Below are my top tips to consider when preparing your commercial property for sale, or when making a purchase. Sale Due diligence can be a laborious process… Read more »

Aug 14

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Things to consider after an accident at work

By Rhian Lowe in Personal Injury

Accidents at work are very common, and injuries don’t just occur at workplaces that are perceived as being hazardous – such as factories, farms or warehouses. In fact workplace injuries can arise from simple trips and slips on wet floors, through to falls from step ladders or as a result of items falling onto employees…. Read more »

Aug 13


Increase in personal insolvencies

By Mark Skinner in Bankruptcy UK

The Insolvency Service recently revealed figures which showed a huge increase in the levels of personal insolvency.  In fact it is the sharpest increase for over 5 years. The bare facts are that over 27,000 people became insolvent in the period April to June 2014; which is over 5% up on the corresponding period the… Read more »

Aug 12


Cafcass national statistics for 2013-2014 show a drop in care applications

By Barry Bunyan in Children (family law)

Statistics released by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has shown a drop in the number of care applications for children in 59 per cent of local authorities. All local authorities in England have a responsibility to help children experiencing neglect. This is measured by comparing the number of care applications… Read more »

Aug 11


Unfair commercial practices

By Alex Singer in Solicitors for Business

The vast majority of UK businesses are fair dealing and should not have a need to change their business practices to comply with consumer protection legislation. However, there are many UK businesses that are not fair dealing and may be committing a criminal offence.  This blog sets out those practices that businesses should steer clear… Read more »

Aug 08

New game raises awareness that one punch could mean life imprisonment

By Sara Lyle in Serious Crime

Since the creation of social media and internet video sites there have been a number of dangerous video crazes that have resulted in tragedy. The rise of a new game, known as ‘Punch 4 Punch’, is causing increasing concern following the death of a 23 year old father of one. The game involves two participants,… Read more »

Aug 07


Young women and insolvency

By Mark Skinner in Personal Insolvency

The Insolvency Service have recently released figures to show women aged between 18 and 24 are nearly twice as likely as men in the same age group to find themselves insolvent. Nearly 8 women in every 10,000 people, compared with a ratio of 4 in 10,000 for men in the 18 to 24 age group,… Read more »

Aug 05

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