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Including pets in your Will

As a nation of animal lovers, many of us will have wondered what happens to our pet after we die. If it’s a family pet, you may assume that Rover...

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Do-not-resuscitate orders: are your wishes clear enough?

In a recent review by England’s Care Quality Commission (CQC), it was found that do-not-resuscitate orders (DNARs or DNACPRs) were wrongly allocated to groups of care home residents during the...

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5 tips for buying your first home

Buying a house is generally considered to be a stressful experience, but when it’s your first home, it can also seem a particularly daunting process. Barcan+Kirby’s residential conveyancing team offers some...

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What are my redundancy rights?

Being informed that you’re being made redundant, or are at risk of redundancy, can be stressful and emotional. Whether you’ve been in the job for five months or five years,...

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Can my child move between homes during lockdown?

Just as we felt things were starting to feel more ‘normal’, England is to be put into lockdown from 5th November 2020. So what happens to those co-parenting children? Can...

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NHS Trust to be prosecuted for “wholly avoidable” death of newborn baby

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will prosecute an NHS Trust in relation to two charges over the death of baby Harry Richford, who died at only seven days old in...

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Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

Whether you have been on furlough, been made redundant, are still working from home or able to work in the office safely, good mental health has become increasingly important in...

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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place on 9th – 15th October every year. It aims to commemorate babies who have died during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, as well...

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Workplace discrimination: what employers need to consider

As much as any employer would argue that their organisation is fair and honest, workplace discrimination does happen and it’s more common than you would think. Discrimination in the workplace...

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How landlords can prepare for the end of the eviction ban and lifting of possession proceedings

When the Government announced a three-month eviction ban back in March 2020, many of us would have hoped that by the time June came around, life would surely be back...

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Update on contributory negligence in road traffic accidents

During a recent judgment (Campbell v Advantage Insurance Company Ltd) at the High Court, it was concluded that the Claimant could not properly argue that he was too drunk to...

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Why do you need Power of Attorney?

No one wants to contemplate the fact that one day they may lack mental capacity, through either age or illness. As with making a Will, Powers of Attorney are about...

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