Probate registry delay complaints continue to mount

For several years now (i.e., since the pandemic), the probate process has been fraught with severe delays, leading to increased financial hardship and even cancelled house sales for thousands of families. According to official figures, waiting times almost doubled between April 2022 and April 2023,....

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Update: ban on no-fault evictions will be law ahead of general election

Since the Conservative Party pledged to outlaw Section 21 Notices (otherwise known as no-fault eviction) in its 2019 election manifesto, the new legislation has been the subject of much discussion and debate. Charities and bodies acting for tenants have accused the government of not going far enoug....

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Recognising and preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can have life-altering or even fatal consequences. Sadly, there have been documented cases of deaths from the condition due to the failure of medical practitioners to recognise its symptoms; in 2018, a footba....

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Why you should consider making a medical negligence claim

When you or somebody you know is injured due to negligence on the part of medical professionals – the very people whom you have trusted to look after you – the results can be life-changing. Sadly, these injuries often necessitate significant lifestyle changes, which can be extremely expensive t....

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Is your medical complaint grounds for a claim?

The NHS works extremely hard to keep us healthy, with thousands of people receiving exemplary treatment every day. However, medical professionals do sometimes fall short of the standards we have come to expect. If you are unhappy with the treatment you have received, it is possible to make a compla....

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Sepsis – recognising the signs

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that can lead to shock, organ failure, limb loss and even death if not spotted and treated quickly. In this article, we’ll explain what sepsis is, how to spot the signs and symptoms, and why it’s so important to seek urgent medical assistance. What ....

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Menopause, divorce and the law

It’s a condition that affects half the population and can have symptoms so debilitating that some sufferers are unable to work. Indeed, 10% of women aged 45-55 have left the workforce as a result of menopause symptoms, according to a 2022 study conducted by the Fawcett Society and Channel 4. T....

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Hertfordshire – the new global business hub?

We’ve been publishing our Private Wealth Guide to Hertfordshire and Essex for many years now – and yet, every single year we find new examples of what an excellent home these two counties make for thousands of local businesses. In January 2024, for example, multinational tech giant Google re....

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The importance of ‘clean break’ orders

If you have no assets to divide with your ex-spouse upon divorce, then surely there is no further legal action that needs to be taken? Unfortunately, this is of the biggest misconceptions we see amongst our Family Law clients here at Attwaters Jameson Hill. The assumption that divorce, once granted....

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The highest-earning neighbourhoods near you

In 2022, the average salary for full-time employees in Hertfordshire and Essex was £41,423 (3.27% up on 2021) and £38,021 (4.8% up), respectively. This is according to data from statistics provider Varbes. Whilst these figures hover just above or around the average mark for the United Kingdom,....

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Protecting yourself legally as an unmarried couple

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of marriages taking place in England and Wales decreased by 36.6% in the 30 years to 2019. Firstly, there is simply less societal pressure to get married these days. People are also less willing to shell out thousands of pounds for a....

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How to fund a Clinical Negligence claim

If you or a loved one have been let down by a medical professional you trusted implicitly to look after you, it is natural to want justice. However, it’s also natural to feel intimidated by the potential cost of a clinical negligence claim. Fortunately, there are a wide range of funding option....

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