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Action Mesothelioma Day 2018: What is mesothelioma?

Posted on July 4th 2018

In this article we discuss the disease, and the importance of raising awareness this Action Mesothelioma Day. Mesothelioma defined: Mesothelioma is a rare cancer which is almost always caused by being exposed to asbestos. Around 2,600 people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease...

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Chester SparkleWalk 2018 with the Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Posted on June 28th 2018

New flagship fundraiser: Louise, Sara, and Helena took part in the Hospice’s Chester Sparkle 5K Sponsored Night Walk on Friday, June 15th 2018. The walk is one of the Hospice’s newest fundraising events, and was a great success by all accounts. Lighting up Chester city...

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Could your drawdown pension be at risk?

Posted on June 26th 2018

A report from Zurich has warned that 4 in 5 retirees (79%) using drawdown to manage their retirement savings face a potential ‘later-life financial crisis.’ This is because they have not created a Lasting Power of Attorney. The government has scrapped rules requiring people to...

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The ‘war’ on memes

Posted on June 20th 2018

User-generated online content, including memes, could disappear if the EU’s new proposed rules on copyright become law. The new law would be called the Copyright Directive and European Parliament are set to vote on the issue today – June 20th. Wired is calling it a...

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Divorce: 5 tips for telling your children

Posted on June 19th 2018

Telling your children can feel particularly hard, especially if your children are very young. If you have children of any age, this article discusses how you can reduce the distress and confusion they may feel during this transition period. Make sure the decision is final...

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Organ donation & your Will

Posted on June 14th 2018

We would always advise our clients not to do so. By the time your Will is read, it will be too late for you to become an organ donor. Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, echoed this sentiment in a recent BBC article. So, what can...

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Sexual harassment: guidance for employers

Posted on June 11th 2018

James Franco, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey are just a few of many who have recently been accused of sexually assaulting their cast and crew members, not forgetting Harvey Weinstein, the infamous film producer who seems to have been a catalyst for these allegations. In...

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The ICO’s new (June 4th) GDPR guide explained

Posted on June 8th 2018

As such, information regarding the new regulation is still being released and improved. On June 4th, the ICO published a brand new guide to, “help businesses comply with [GDPR] requirements.” The comprehensive guide is 241 pages long and, “intended to cover the key points that...

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Asbestos Disease Compensation: Everything you need to know

Posted on April 18th 2018

In March, James Cameron, a Solicitor and Associate Director within our Industrial Disease department, spoke at length about asbestos compensation claims in a radio interview. The interview provided a good introduction to asbestos compensation claims and answered many of the questions people often have relating...

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Good news – the inheritance tax allowance has increased to £900,000!

Posted on April 11th 2018

As of 6th April, married couples and civil partners will be able to pass on up to £900,000 completely free of inheritance tax. What do the changes mean? Before the changes, a single person could pass up to £325,000 to their heirs without paying inheritance...

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