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family law

In 2013 the Government introduced a fee regime in Employment Tribunals whereby individuals now have to pay a fee if they want to bring a claim against their employer, or, more often than not, their former employer. Although there is a remission scheme under which individuals can apply for fee exemption, the application process and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Maternity claims

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We all make mistakes (of varying degrees of severity) because we are only human – but when we do, we can learn something from it, if we allow ourselves the opportunity to reflect on why the mistake was made and how we can do better next time. Organisations are also adopting the same learning culture… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Making Child Arrangements for the Summer holidays

Happy Girls

Summer holidays, I hear you groan, however, July will soon be upon us and it is important to plan ahead. This is especially true for separated families, where arrangements need to be made to address what will be happening in respect of child arrangements over the summer holiday period. Consideration also needs to be given… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Personal injury compensation – the effect of the discount rate

Taschenrechner und Statistk

On 27 February 2017 the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss announced that the discount rate, used to calculate compensation in severe personal injury cases, will drop from 2.5% to 0.75% from 20 March 2017. What is the discount rate? The discount rate is a deduction made from large compensation payments awarded to people with severe, often… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Is the NHS missing cancer targets?

It was widely reported last week in a study carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support that the NHS have missed their cancer treatment targets for 3 years in a row. According to Macmillan, more cancer patients in England are facing delays for their treatment than three years ago, with 1 in 6 (17%) now waiting… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Personal injury compensation – the effect of the discount rate

On 27 February 2017 the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss announced that the discount rate, used to calculate compensation in severe personal injury cases, will drop from 2.5% to 0.75% from 20 March 2017. What is the discount rate? The discount rate is a deduction made from large compensation payments awarded to people with severe, often… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Should I extend my lease?

Lease agreement

Leasehold property piqued the interest of the Guardian newspaper at the close of 2016. Their string of articles on ground rent clauses might have got you thinking about the lease on your own flat, and particularly – how long it is. Lease extensions can seem daunting to begin with. When you start researching, you find… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What on earth is going on with my healthcare?

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What on earth is going on with my healthcare? When you or a loved one is very unwell, the journey through the healthcare system can seem bewildering and frightening. It’s not uncommon to feel out of the loop when it comes to getting clear information and guidance from the doctors and nurses, whether you are… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How can I protect my Will?

Wills testament

Fraudulent and disputed Wills are very serious cases. One example was recently reported of a deceased man who lived alone in a Cardiff suburb, whose estate was valued at £320,000, just under the inheritance tax limit of £325,000. Three women came forward, who claimed to have found his handwritten Will while cleaning his house. In… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

NHS DATA LOSS PUTS THOUSANDS AT RISK

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In view of all the press the NHS has received lately you may be wondering if there is anything else that could surprise you about the health service – well actually unfortunately yes there is. Hot on the heels of reports of hospital and ward closures across the UK we now hear the shocking news… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)