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May 2016

Further legislation for landlords

The Immigration Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. It prohibits private landlords of residential properties from allowing certain people from occupying a property on the basis of their immigration status.  From 1 February 2016 all private landlords have had to check whether or not their tenants have the right to rent in the ...

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Using your home insurance to bring a personal injury claim

Will your home insurance policy pay for a solicitor to bring a personal injury claim on your behalf? It might. Many of us don't read the small print, or remember the finer points of our policy, so it's often a surprise to find that you're insured to bring a claim. As a result, it can come as a pleasant surprise to find that the legal cos ...

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Under-settlement of PI claims

A client has come to us with concerns about the advice he has received from a national law firm. This is one of the really big law firms in the country doing personal injury work. The client has been told that his injury is worth somewhere between £1,500 and £1,800 and he should accept an offer to that effect. We have had a look ...

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Professional rugby union burnout

A recent Guardian article has highlighted the vast number of games that professional rugby union players are playing in the United Kingdom and throughout the world (due to the engagement of Northern and Southern Hemisphere teams). Given the sport's extreme physical demands and the increasingly high level of injury sustained by players, both ...

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Good news for Landlords

In December 2014 the Sheriffs Office reported that the local authorities were regularly advising tenants to stay in the property when they had been served notice to quit pursuant to either Section 8 or Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, until they were physically removed by bailiffs. This meant that landlords had to firstly serve a notice, ...

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Dementia Friends

There was a good turn out when Maureen Chivers, a Dementia Friends volunteer “Champion”, came to our office, to talk about awareness of and the effect that dementia has on people living with dementia whether they have the disease or care for a person living with it. Maureen's presentation was both interesting and informative and ...

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Thousands of NHS Patients Denied Hip Replacement Surgery

Thousands of patients every year are being denied hip replacement surgery on the NHS contrary to advice from the health watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. NHS Trusts are repeatedly denying patients surgery based on age, weight and mobility eve ...

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Good riddance to anonymous calls

With effect from 16 May 2016, all direct marketers must display their telephone numbers when making or instigating automated or live direct marketing telephone calls. This applies to all UK registered companies even if their call centres are based abroad. It applies to both solicited and unsolicited live direct marketing telephone calls. Thi ...

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