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No fault divorce – financial settlements

Posted on: 24 Jun 2022

As you may recall, the law on getting divorced changed in April 2022. The new no fault divorce system now allows parties to either arrange their divorce individually or between themselves. Although this may work for some, we are finding that many are forgetting that the Final Order of their divorce does not mean that […]

Investigation launched regarding level of care given at Pinderfields Hospital

Posted on: 15 Jun 2022

Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield was rated as ‘requires improvement’ during their last CQC inspection in 2018. Despite this, an investigation has been launched this year after a young woman has died following what was supposed to be a routine caesarean section operation. Concerns have been raised regarding the level of care given in the maternity […]

Top 10 things you can do to help your property case progress smoothly

Posted on: 14 Jun 2022

Are you about to buy your first home? Perhaps you are selling your first property and moving into a new home. No matter the logistics, conveyancing processes can seem daunting at times, that’s why it’s important to have a conveyancer on your side that you can trust. What is conveyancing? Conveyancing is the legal process […]

Bristol Surgeon found to have performed ‘harmful’ operations on 203 women

Posted on: 13 Jun 2022

A Bristol surgeon, Anthony Dixon, has been found to have harmed over 200 women between 2007-2017 performing unnecessary pelvic floor surgery when there were non-surgical options available to some of these women. Many have been left with significant pain and incontinence. Mr Dixon has been banned from practising in the UK since 2019. This follows […]

Shrewsbury & Telford hospital failures lead to two fatalities

Posted on: 10 Jun 2022

The Care Quality Commission were compelled to bring charges against the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust for two separate incidents of avoidable harm to patients, both of which led to their tragic deaths. These charges have been admitted by the Trust today and they will be sentenced for the harm they have caused. This sadly […]

Pregnant women prescribed drug without pre-warning of risks

Posted on: 10 Jun 2022

Sodium Valproate is a drug frequently prescribed to treat epilepsy.   It has been found that this drug, when prescribed to pregnant women, carries a risk of harm to the unborn child. A recent article published by The Times suggests that doctors knew of this risk as early as 1973, however it is still being […]

Dismissal for sickness and reasonable adjustments

Posted on: 01 Jun 2022

If you have an employee who has been off work consistently due to sickness or a long-term illness that has prevented them from doing their job, you might be wondering if you can terminate their employment contract. However, this needs to be carefully considered and the situation assessed and handled correctly to avoid legal ramifications. […]

Has your child developed Erb’s palsy due to errors made during labour and delivery?

Posted on: 30 May 2022

Erb’s Palsy is a term that describes an injury to the brachial plexus nerves. These are nerves in the upper arm and shoulder area. The injury can cause arm weakness, reduction in movement, reduced sensation or paralysis. This type of injury can occur in adults, but mainly occurs in children as a result of injury […]

Resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way

Posted on: 26 May 2022

At some point, all families will find themselves in disagreement about something. It is completely normal for people and family members to disagree with each other from time to time and can be part of everyday family life, especially in a multi-generational household. It is always a good idea to try and respect other people’s […]

Change to HMRC Trust Registration Service (TRS)

Posted on: 23 May 2022

It was the case until recently that the requirement to register a trust with the TRS related only to trusts with a UK tax liability (including trusts that are outside the UK but have a UK tax consequence). Tax consequences arise if the trust incurs UK liabilities for income tax, capital gains tax, non-resident capital […]

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