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Asbestos exposure in schools – a family’s story

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 9th December 2016

You couldn’t fail to by moved today when listening to Jenny Murray’s interview with Lucy Stephens, daughter of Sue Stephens, who sadly died aged 68 in June this year as a result of developing malignant mesothelioma. Mrs Stephens had worked as a teacher for 30 years in Buckinghamshire, before retiring in 2008.

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‘Be Seen Not Hurt’ Campaign

Karen Mann

Posted by Karen Mann | Associate
On 10th October 2016

With Autumn approaching, children returning to school and with the days becoming shorter, it is of no surprise that more incidents will occur on the roads. The Department for Transport reported in June 2016 that there were a total of 186,209 casualties of road traffic accidents in 2015. Some of these incidents have involved pedestrians.

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Adverts that promise you can avoid care home fees are seriously misleading

Philippa Barton

Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 22nd September 2016

Many people are concerned that the cost of their future care home fees will reduce their childrens’ inheritance. So they are interested in finding ways to avoid having to pay fees. The local authority has a duty to provide residential care for the elderly and disabled if such care is needed. The local authority carry out a means test and if you have more than £23,250 in capital then you must pay the care home fees from your own funds without any assistance from the public purse.

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Divorce – Don’t forget to sort out the finances

Tayo Taylor

Posted by Tayo Taylor | Solicitor
On 13th September 2016

In order to save on costs, it is now more common for people to choose a cheaper route to divorce and do it themselves. The divorce process itself can be relatively straightforward and is dealt with by the court in the absence of the parties except in rare cases where the divorce is defended.

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A cap on care fees will never happen

Philippa Barton

Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 7th September 2016

You may remember that the Coalition Government introduced a cap on care home fees so that no person would ever have to pay more than £72,000 for care throughout their entire lifetime.

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