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5 things you should know about asbestos compensation claims

By Nick Molyneux in Personal Injury

Most of us are aware of asbestos and the devastating effects it can have on individuals affected by the material.  It’s thought that there are still one million homes and 75 percent of schools in the UK that contain asbestos, so with figures so high it’s important that we remain asbestos aware. The effects of… Read more »

May 25

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Commercial Mediation: How it works

By Rachel Harrison in Commercial Litigation

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is used extensively to try and resolve commercial disputes. Some commercial agreements now include a dispute resolution clause which places a contractual obligation upon the parties to engage in mediation if there is any dispute arising about the terms of the agreement. Dispute resolution clauses… Read more »

May 24

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“Jimmy Savile” Scout Leader John Edward Bates Jailed

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

Farleys solicitors have received instructions to act for victims of John Edward Bates who was jailed last week for 20 years having been found guilty of eighteen charges of indecent assault and indecency with a child. Mr Bates was a Scout Leader in Wittering and later in Spalding, Lincolnshire.   He abused various boys between March… Read more »

May 23

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What to do if you become a victim of revenge porn

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

Once again revenge porn is back in the headlines with celebrity Kylie Jenner being rumoured to be another victim of revenge porn. Since revenge porn was made illegal it has become far more prevalent with hundreds of claims being made, the highest award to date was in Texas where a man was ordered to pay… Read more »

May 20

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Covert recording in children proceedings

By Ian Brunt in Family / Divorce

In children proceedings, it is not unusual for the court to ask a professional (maybe a social worker or a court welfare officer) to see your child and obtain their views on the area of dispute – whether that is where they should live or how long they spend with each parent. I can only… Read more »

May 19

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Redundancies at Bolton Wanderers Football Club

By Victoria Mitchell in Sports & Media Law

Bolton Wanderers Football Club are making cuts to their staff, in particular the backroom staff following their relegation from the championship to league one. The club will lose more than £5 million pounds by dropping into league one, the third tier of English football for the first time in 23 years. The Bolton News has… Read more »

May 19

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£5,000 damages awarded in a claim for breach of confidence and misuse of private information

By Paul Corrigan in Abuse Claims

Former Butler of Princess Diana, Paul Burrell, issued proceedings against Max Clifford for breach of confidence and misuse of private information. Burrell had written a letter to Mr Max Clifford, the Defendant, in 2002, which was then passed from his personal assistant by fax to the editor of The News of the World. The letter… Read more »

May 18

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Ombudsman report reveals serious compromise of patient safety

By Des Draper in Medical Negligence

A recent NHS Ombudsman report has revealed that patients are being sent home with very little support after being discharged from hospital, leaving them afraid and vulnerable and causing patient safety to be seriously compromised. The report has shown that patients are experiencing traumatic ordeals when leaving hospital, due to poor planning and communication between… Read more »

May 17

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Coroner challenges professionals who report that schoolboy’s death could not have been predicted

By Kelly Darlington in Inquests

Joseph Southam was a 15-year-old school boy from Wirksworth who died following a heroin overdose in July 2014. Despite being in contact with a number of agencies, the inquest into his death heard evidence that professionals failed to appreciate that he was a child at risk and thus failed to implement any safeguarding measures to… Read more »

May 16

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Can I get a quickie divorce?

By Barry Bunyan in Family / Divorce

The newspapers have reported recently that Billie Piper has been granted a ‘quickie’ divorce in 50 seconds.  Can you get a quickie divorce or is it just for rich celebrities?  Actually the majority of divorces that are granted are quickie divorces. Whichever factual basis you rely upon to obtain your divorce, as long as it… Read more »

May 13

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Action for Brain Injury Awareness Week

By Nick Molyneux in Personal Injury

It’s action for brain injury awareness week, a campaign led by the Headway to raise awareness of brain injury and the support available across the UK. Headway was founded in 1979 and is a UK-wide charity that works to improve quality of life after brain injury. The charity provides support, services and information to brain… Read more »

May 10

No retreat on controversial personal injury reforms

By Gavin Hall in Personal Injury

The personal injury sector is once again aghast and perplexed with recent confirmation from our justice minister, Lord Faulks, that there will be no U-turn with regards to the Government’s controversial plans to scrap general damages for whiplash claims and raise the small claims limit to £5000 for all personal injury claims. The ‘reforms’ were announced… Read more »

May 10

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Surrogacy – but who are the parents?

By Laura Higgins in Family / Divorce

With the advancements in fertilisation and embryology it is becoming increasingly commonplace for prospective parents to turn to surrogacy to realise their dreams of parenthood.  This can be an agreement with a friend or family member, assistance through an organisation to facilitate arrangements between the parents and surrogate, or, and perhaps carrying the most risk,… Read more »

May 09

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10 things you should know about flexible working

By Sally Eastwood in Employment for Employees

Flexible working may seem like a great way to improve your work-life balance but before you run to fill out your application form, it’s worth knowing the following facts. 1. Defining Flexible working Flexible working is any working pattern other than the normal working pattern, so it can involve changing your place of work, times… Read more »

May 06

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What happens to your social media and online accounts when you die?

By Rachel Bateson in Wills Trusts and Probate

So many of us store a wealth of personal information online without even realising, we use the internet for everything from online banking to uploading photographs on social media platforms and even use the internet to pay bills and store documents. With so much sensitive information online, have you ever thought, what happens to it… Read more »

May 04

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