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Why are BAME women more likely to die or suffer injury in childbirth?

According to a 2020 report by MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries), black women are four times more likely to die as a result of...

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Case Studies

Case study: contested hearing on deputyship in the Court of Protection

Our Court of Protection solicitors recently advised the family of Ms P after her Local Authority made an application for a professional deputy to manage her assets. Ms P felt...

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Case Studies

Case study: delayed diagnosis of haemochromatosis leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer

Our medical negligence solicitors acted on a fatal case involving the delayed diagnosis of haemochromatosis, which led to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Visits to GP with abdominal...

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Supreme Court rules Uber drivers should be classified as workers

The UK Supreme Court has today (19th February 2021) ruled that leading taxi app, Uber, must classify its drivers as ‘workers’, rather than self-employed. This groundbreaking decision means that Uber...

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Case Studies

Commercial Property team advises on SIPP land purchase

Commercial Property Associate, Daniel Lander, recently acted for an individual (Mr A) on the purchase of land using a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) scheme. Mr A wanted to purchase land...

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What’s the difference between same sex marriage and a civil partnership?

In 2004, Parliament passed the Civil Partnership Act which allowed couples of the same sex to enter into civil partnerships. And in 2013, Parliament introduced the Marriage (Same Sex Couples)...

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Life at Barcan+Kirby

Wondering what it’s like to work at Barcan+Kirby? Watch this video for an insight into life at our firm. 

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LGBT+ and the law: what rights do trans people have?

In 2018 and 2019, our Associates Academy and family law team took part in Transgender Awareness training with the Diversity Trust. The overall aim of the training is to help...

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Business interruption insurance: are you covered?

Over the last few months, many businesses will have dug out their business interruption insurance policies in the hope that it could help save their organisation from some of the...

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Can my child move between homes during lockdown?

On 4th January 2021, the government announced a third national lockdown, imposing further restrictive measures and encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible. So what happens to...

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What is a remote Family Court hearing and how do they work?

In recent months, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Family Court hearings have had to move out of their historical buildings to an online world. Both family lawyers and the...

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What would a lease extension mean for leaseholders?

Leaseholders in England will soon be able to extend their leases by a maximum of 990 years, without paying ground rent, if plans announced by Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, go...

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