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What will happen to your virtual world when you die?

Posted on November 10th 2017

Many people do not know that you can leave online assets like these to specific people in your Will. Online assets can be worth thousands of pounds Have you considered how much of your finances are stored online? For example: Online banking: As bank accounts...

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Why children should have a voice in family law cases

Posted on October 20th 2017

Currently, children are not allowed to give evidence directly or routinely meet the judge in cases about them. This is despite the massive impact family law cases will have on their lives. As a result, campaigners, children and some judges are calling for a change...

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Improving our Disabled Access

Posted on October 16th 2017

This year Chester has been awarded the 2017 ‘Access City’ award, meaning it has been ranked the most accessible city in Europe. In line with our city, we believe it is important for everyone to be able to access services. This month we contacted a...

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Lease Extension: “I have been offered a new lease, should I accept it?”

Posted on October 11th 2017

Have you been offered a new lease by your landlord? Should you accept this offer or request a statutory lease extension? Our leasehold expert, Wesley Heath, discusses what you should do: Remember – your flat lease is a diminishing asset: As a leaseholder, you own...

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Patient safety will be at risk, warns the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers.

Posted on September 12th 2017

On Tuesday 12th September SCIL will lead a lobby of parliament, fighting against the government’s proposed fixed recoverable costs for clinical injury lawyers.  Specialists, including the independent patient safety charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) say that these proposals seriously risk restricting access to justice...

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How can prescribing errors be reduced? The RCP releases a guide:

Posted on September 7th 2017

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) states that an estimated 7% of all hospital prescriptions contain errors. Whilst this seems like a small percentage, these errors can sometimes seriously injure or kill patients. As junior doctors are responsible for two thirds of all hospital prescriptions,...

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We are trialling text surveys!

Posted on September 1st 2017

We receive five star reviews on Trustpilot, Facebook, Google and Yell monthly – but we believe that customer service can always be improved. That is why we will now be sending some of our conveyancing clients a text survey twenty-one days into their case. We...

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New divorce forms to encourage conflict through ‘name and shame’ of adulterers

Posted on August 17th 2017

This could lead to increased conflict in divorce cases as more people may be accused of adultery. Subsequently, third parties may also become involved in cases. The changes come as part of a new online form intended to make filing divorce proceedings more user-friendly. Only...

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Government ‘fixed fee’ plans to stop bereaved families achieving justice

Posted on August 1st 2017

The government intends to impose a new fixed cap on the amount of legal fees that Medical Negligence Solicitors can charge on cases worth up to £25,000. Unfortunately, the new fees are unlikely to cover the amount it costs Solicitors to investigate the negligence. Essentially,...

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De-linking Divorce From “Money” to be Rolled Out Nationally- What Does This Mean For Me?

Posted on July 17th 2017

The pilot study originally took place in 2015, across 11 specialist divorce centres. The aim of the study was to streamline the process of divorce and finances. It was hoped that this would reduce the delays experienced by court users. Previously, files would take two weeks...

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