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Southern fail strikes again

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If you live in the South East of England then chances are you or someone you know have had a journey delayed or cancelled by the recent train strikes. It was during such a delay, whilst waiting on the station platform for longer than I had planned, that I found myself considering which employment laws… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Importance of Regulated Wills over Unregulated

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“Solicitors are expensive. Solicitors complicate things. That’s just a fact of life. We all know that. “Or do we? I have some lovely elderly clients, one of them is housebound, the other has medical issues and I first saw them about a year ago. We talked about their family, their children, their property, their hopes… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

ALL AT SEA

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During the holiday time, many people may be sailing on cross channel ferries across to Europe or perhaps even going on cruises. Although we hope that that it’s all “plain sailing”, what International Laws would come into play if there was an accident whilst at sea? The starting point is the 1974 Athens Convention and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Law firm scores big at the Amex

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Leading Sussex law firm Mayo Wynne Baxter has announced a new five year deal with Brighton & Hove Albion FC to become the sponsors of the club’s flagship Platinum Lounge at the American Express Community Stadium. This new sponsorship puts the solicitors firm as one of the biggest supporters after American Express. Formerly known as… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Every parent wants to provide for their children

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Every parent wants to provide for their children, even when their children are grown up and have children of their own. It’s a natural instinct to try to pass on as much as possible on your death.  Inheritance tax used to be the main worry, but successive governments have introduced changes to legislation which have… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

COSMETIC SURGERY Q&A

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How many cosmetic surgery procedures are carried out in the UK? The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) revealed a record number of adults in the UK underwent cosmetic surgery last year. BAAPS reported that there was a 13% spike in the number of procedures carried out in 2015, at 51,140 in total. Women… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)

End of an era?

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As this article is being written it appears that British Home Stores has been placed into administration or at least will be. Type the phrase “High Street Administration” into your favourite search engine and the likelihood is that you will see on the first page an article listing the stores no longer on the High… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Diving At Work

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Summary The UK diving industry includes a wide range of activities from deep saturation diving in support of the offshore oil and gas industry through to civil engineering, archaeology, marine-related projects, film production and recreational instruction. All are subject to statutory obligations. In one area – fish and shellfish farming – a Scottish Court recently… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Another High Street name on the brink?

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British Home Stores (“BHS”) first store was opened in Brixton in the 1928 by a group of American entrepreneurs who had been impressed with the success of Woolworths. Three years later it was listed on the stock exchange and then in 2000 Sir Philip Green purchased it for £200 million, and then sold it for… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

New Bankruptcy Procedures on the way

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At present when an individual is declared bankrupt, whether on their own petition or on a creditor’s petition, the procedure requires the Court to determine whether there is to be a Bankruptcy Order. In 2015 there were a total of 15,797 petitions presented. The new reforms aim to reduce the workload of the Court. The… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)