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What to Do When COVID-19 Impacts Your Child Maintenance Payment

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our work, home, social, and personal lives more than ever before in human history. Aside from the virus itself, this pandemic is stoking fear of financial insecurity and uncertainty to millions of individuals and families around the globe.   Divorced and separated families are no exception from the wake…

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Domestic Abuse and COVID-19?

We have sadly seen a dramatic increase in domestic abuse cases across the UK since the Government placed the country in lockdown. This has been due to the fact social distancing has made it even more difficult for victims to get enough time away from their abuser to ask for help. Refuge has reported a…

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Coronavirus: Is now the right time to create or update your Will?

The world-wide COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has everyone thinking about what might happen if the disease spreads more fully and rapidly across the general population. Despite best efforts to contain the outbreak, people in lots of countries around the world have contracted Coronavirus. That highlights the need for people to plan for whatever could possibly happen….

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The importance of making a Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about the misconception that Wills are only for older people. We’ve set out our answers out below: At what point in their life can someone make a will? And at what point should they make a will? You can make a Will at any point in…

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Government starts to crack down on use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

The Government are attempting to crack down on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and confidentiality clauses by employers to cover incidents in the workplace including incidents of sexual or racial harassment, by issuing a consultation document on ways to tighten up the rules. The consultation is due to close on 29th April 2019. Tayntons…

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How to prevent Christmas party fallout for Employers

Nobody wants to be a Scrooge at Christmas, but as an employer you need to be aware of the risk of unpleasant incidents occurring and take preventative steps to stop you suffering a hangover and the risk of Employment Tribunals long after the festive period has ended. Employees may not be aware or understand that…

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Which Motor Insurer Bears Liability? High Court Clarifies the Law

UK motor insurance policies cover the driver, not the vehicle, and disputes can arise if multiple insurers bear potential liability following an accident. In resolving one such disagreement, the High Court gave guidance that will provide invaluable in resolving many others in the future. The case concerned an accident in which a car left the…

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Costs of Care and Longer Lives Justify Big Clinical Negligence Awards

Awards of compensation in some of the most serious clinical negligence cases can appear very large to the uninitiated. However, as one High Court case showed multi-million-pound pay outs are readily explained by the galloping costs of professional care and ever increasing life expectancies. The case concerned a nine-year-old girl who developed severe jaundice soon…

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