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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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Newly Published Taylor Review Scrutinises Working Practices in the Modern Economy

Posted on July 13th 2017

Published on the 11th July 2017, the review demands clearer legislation on employment status. The report heavily focuses upon companies like Uber and Deliveroo. Uber’s ‘gig economy’ employment practices previously came under scrutiny last year, when a tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ entitled to...

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Upton’s Orchard Care Home Faces Criticism over Unfair Dismissal & Poor Standards of Care

Posted on July 4th 2017

After becoming worried about low staffing levels during night shifts, Kaley Sweetman raised concerns to her bosses and subsequently the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is an organisation which monitors, inspects and regulates services, such as nursing care homes and hospitals, to make sure...

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Can I Take My Child Abroad On Holiday Without the Father’s Consent?

Posted on June 28th 2017

Unfortunately, many parents are unaware that, generally, it is a criminal offence to take their child out of England and Wales without the permission of every person who has parental responsibility for the child. However, there is an exception to this: You do not have...

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New Green Policies to Restrict Landlords’ Ability to Rent

Posted on June 27th 2017

What are energy performance certificates? Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in England and Wales in August 2007. Subject to certain exceptions, all homes that are made available for sale or rent within the UK must have one. The concept is quite straight forward. An...

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Abuse and Neglect Revealed at Bupa Specialist Dementia Care Home in Chester

Posted on June 23rd 2017

The nursing care home houses 128 residents and provides both nursing and specialist dementia care. The programme, which aired Monday 18th June, showed undercover footage. An investigative journalist captured the footage whilst working undercover as a part of the care home team. Sadly, the programme...

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The cycling safety debate – should you wear a helmet?

Posted on June 21st 2017

“I don’t wear a helmet on the assumption that motorists will give elderly cyclists a ‘wide berth.'” Are his comments misguided? At Oliver & Co we speak to many clients who have been involved in road traffic accidents whilst on their bike. Of course, not...

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The Importance of Making the Right Choice

Posted on June 19th 2017

So, what is a Lasting Power of Attorney? It is a document that allows you to name people that you trust to manage your affairs if you become unable to make decisions. This can include managing your property, finances, welfare, and healthcare. You could become...

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Does the age of your doctor affect your care?

Posted on May 23rd 2017

The study was conducted by Dr Yusuke Tsugawa at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, U.S.A. It measured the mortality rates of patients treated by doctors of various ages in the same hospital. The study analysed what happened to patients following 736,537...

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A small win as small claims reforms are paused in the wake of the General Election

Posted on May 17th 2017

The government had previously ruled that from October 2018 the small claims limit for whiplash and other personal injury claims would increase, and that there would be a ban on pre-medical offers. Whilst these reforms may come back in the future, they have been delayed...

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