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Important changes to RTA claims

After much delay and debate, we finally have a date! The whiplash reforms are due to come into force on the 31st May 2021 – and they mean big changes for Claimants!  What is a whiplash injury? A whiplash injury is one of the most common claims following a road traffic accident. Symptoms can vary…

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Using Will Power to help Maggie’s and support people with cancer

Gloucestershire’s premier law firm Tayntons has teamed up with charity Maggie’s Cheltenham, to raise awareness of the benefits of leaving legacies to charities in your Will. Maggie’s provides access to cancer support, advice, and respite on a drop-in basis for as long as that person may need, with no appointment or referral necessary, to people in…

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A-Z of legal terms

A: Assignment of a lease Commercial tenants are usually locked into a lease for a set period of time. If you no longer need the premises, it may be open to you to assign the lease to a new tenant if the lease permits this and your landlord consents. You will need to ensure the…

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Using Will Power to become a Heart Hero

Gloucestershire’s premier law firm Tayntons has teamed up with South West charity Heart Heroes, to raise awareness of the benefits of leaving legacies to charities in your Will. Heart Heroes provide services for children with congenital heart disease and heart problems, to help them meet others who are in similar situations. Run entirely by volunteers,…

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Separating couples and disputes over property entitlements?

Unfortunately, experience within this field continues to demonstrate that there is a common misconception between unmarried couples that they have the same rights financially as married couples. This is often referred to as “common law marriage”. Following the breakdown of a relationship cohabiting couples are not protected by the same law that applies to married…

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Can my ex relocate and take my child with them?

It can be very distressing after a separation to find out that your ex-partner wishes to move to a different part of the country. There is no legal requirement for them to obtain the consent of the court to a move, so if you are concerned about the proposed relocation, you should consider your options….

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Who has parental responsibility and what decisions can they make?

Parental responsibility gives parents rights and responsibilities in respect of a child. When two parents both have parental responsibility, certain decisions have to be agreed between them.  Who has parental responsibility? Simply being a child’s parent does not necessarily mean you have parental responsibility. It is given automatically to the following people: The child’s birth…

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Government Updates: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Job Support Scheme, Job Retention Bonus, and paying back claims made in error

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme As the nation once again adjusts to a second national lockdown, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a five-month extension of the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) from 31 October to 31 March. The CJRS more commonly known as the furlough scheme required employers to contribute from 1 August 2020. From…

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