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Reaching out to the homeless of Grenfell Tower

Suzanne Bird

Posted by Suzanne Bird | Solicitor
On 19th June 2017

Like all of us in London, and the UK, every member of staff at HJA has been shaken and devastated by the tragedy of the last week for the residents of Grenfell Towers.
…Most recently my mind has turned to the rights of the people who have lost their homes and providing some suggestions of help and assistance for victims and their families…

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Brain Injury Awareness Week: 8-14 May 2017

Anne Sanders

Posted by Anne Sanders | Partner
On 12th May 2017

This year Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week focuses on “Life After a Brain Injury” #ABIWeek

Headway’s “A NewMe” encourages those who are suffering from acquired brain injuries and those who support them, to share how their brain injury has affected their lives.

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Severe cuts in payments to bereaved families.

Philippa Barton

Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 18th April 2017

When my father died in the 1970s leaving a widow and three teenage children, my mother was entitled to a Widow’s Pension which was the equivalent to a State Pension and this was paid to her until she received the State Pension.

Following a challenge by a widower to the European Court of Human Rights, the Widow’s Pension was replaced by the Widowed Parent’s Allowance which was paid to mothers and fathers. A lump sum of £2,000 was also paid to bereaved spouses.

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