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Gearing up for Bike Week 2019

As a firm of keen cyclists, many of our solicitors are advocates for the mental, physical and environmental benefits that cycling can provide. Our employees can opt in to our...

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Less than one month to go: deadline for historic single parent Parental Orders

In January 2019, after much anticipation, the UK surrogacy rules were amended to allow single applicants to apply for Parental Orders for children born via a surrogate. The Human Fertilisation...

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Shared parental leave: what are your employer rights?

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal ruled that two male claimants did not suffer discrimination when their employers failed to pay enhanced shared parental pay which would have...

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What is family mediation?

Family mediation helps separating couples resolve disagreements in a calm environment outside of court. As well as being less costly, family mediation can also save your family the time and...

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How to resolve a workplace dispute using Acas’ Early Conciliation process

What is an Early Conciliation process? Early Conciliation is a process which intends to help resolve workplace disputes without the need to go to an employment tribunal. If you’ve experienced...

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Case Studies

Case study: LPAs voided due to incorrect signature

The Court of Protection recently ruled that two Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) made by an elderly lady had to be cancelled because an attorney had witnessed the donor’s signature....

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Report identifies failings in maternity care standards at Cwm Taf hospitals

This morning, 30th April 2019, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) published a report into the standard of care provided by the maternity services of Cwm Taf University...

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Who gets responsibility of my child if I die?

The thought of preparing for your own death, be it writing a Will or putting money aside for funeral arrangements, is difficult enough as it is, let alone thinking about...

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What’s the difference between a Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship?

In light of Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2019, our Court of Protection solicitors look at how deputyship can help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety around making decisions on behalf...

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Landlord rights – what do you need to know? 

The government announced this month that, under new plans, private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without ‘good reason’ or fault. The idea is...

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Maternity leave: do you know what your employment rights are?

A recent case, whereby a woman on maternity leave was sent an important email about redundancy to a work email address that she wasn’t checking regularly, has raised some curiosity...

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Government ends unnecessary divorce ‘blame game’

The government has today (9th April) announced that it is introducing legislation in England and Wales whereby couples will no longer have to prove fault to get divorced. This new...

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