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  • Care Home

    Paying for care: what options are there?

    by Emma Rolfe | Nov 07, 2017 |
    One of the most stressful parts of arranging care can be knowing how to pay for it. Currently, long-term care funding is a huge problem. The government have planned an overhaul of how means testing for care funding will be assessed. However these changes have at the moment been delayed until April 2020.
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  • Injunctions

    Injunctions – What Are They Really All About?

    by | Nov 02, 2017 |
    In short, injunctions are temporary court orders granted in time critical circumstances which relate to a greater, overall dispute between the parties. An injunction may require the receiving party to do something (a mandatory injunction) or stop them from doing something (a prohibitory injunction).
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  • money - notes and coins

    Compensation for discrimination claims on the increase

    by Philomena Price | Oct 19, 2017 |
    Compensation in discrimination cases can cover both financial and non-financial loss. Non-financial loss can include injury to feelings and individuals can recover compensation for this even when they have suffered no financial loss.
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  • Grandmother and baby

    Enhanced maternity leave and pay for men?

    by Philomena Price | Oct 19, 2017 |
    According to an Employment Tribunal decision in Ali v Capita (2017), enhanced maternity pay could be received by a father in connection with pregnancy or childbirth.
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    How can mediation help in family disputes?

    by | Oct 19, 2017 |
    Family breakdown can, for many, be one of the most stressful life events. The inevitable conflict and uncertainty which it involves can lead to significant upset and distress, particularly where children are concerned.
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  • Child arrangement orders

    Domestic Violence and Child Arrangement Orders – Changes to the law

    by | Oct 16, 2017 |
    On 14 September 2017, Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, issued guidance in relation to cases where there are allegations of domestic abuse in Children Act Proceedings. The guidance is contained in the new Practice Direction 12J which came into force on 2 October 2017.
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  • Insolvency Wallet

    Avoiding Bankruptcy - Why It Pays to Act Promptly

    by Petra van Dijk | Oct 03, 2017 |
    When faced with bankruptcy proceedings, it is paramount that you act quickly in order to avoid unnecessary costs and stress. It is equally important to seek legal advice to ensure the best course of action is taken.
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  • tribunal fees

    The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims has arrived!

    by Pete Gardner | Oct 03, 2017 |
    The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (“PAP”) is part of the Civil Procedure Rules which govern how parties deal with litigation claims through the County Court. This is the first time that pre-action on a debt has been specifically covered in the rules.
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  • Fraud

    The Search is over

    by Anis Waiz | Sep 29, 2017 |
    In our fast modern world the ability to search a database and rely on the result is paramount. Take a common occurrence, searching for a solicitor. The Law Society’s “Find a Solicitor” (FAS) is widely used by the public and business’; and more importantly by the legal profession to verify whether a person is a legitimate solicitor as they say.
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  • Funeral flowers

    Executors - Beware Of Family Arguments Over Funeral Arrangements

    by Lucy Gordon | Sep 26, 2017 |
    It will be no surprise to most readers that the invoice from the funeral directors can be settled legitimately from the deceased’s estate. But what happens when the cost of the wake is in question? Unlike the funeral itself the costs of the wake are not deductible automatically from the estate unless all beneficiaries agree to them.
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