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Landlord duties – prescribed information

Landlords have been obliged since 6 April 2007 to provide a tenant with 'prescribed information' within 30 days after receipt of their deposit. (For deposits received before 6 April 2012, the time limit was 14 days.) The prescribed information must also be given to any relevant person. Landlords ....

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Leading judge lays out plans for divorce reform

One of Britain’s leading family law judges is calling for changes in the divorce process that would take most cases out of the courts altogether. Sir James Munby is the President of the Family Division of the High Court. He wants uncontested divorce cases without any claims over money or childr....

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PI Lawyer raising funds for new Cancer Centre at Lister Hospital

An industrial disease personal injury lawyer is taking part in a sponsored ride to Paris to raise funds for the Lister Hospital. An industrial disease personal injury lawyer is taking part in a sponsored ride to Paris to raise funds for the Lister Hospital. The oversubscribed facilities at the....

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Awards for unfair dismissal to be limited to one year’s salary

The Government has announced that awards for unfair dismissal are to be limited to one year’s salary. However, the overall cap will remain at £72,300. The Government has announced that awards for unfair dismissal are to be limited to one year’s salary. However, the overall cap will remain at....

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Trainee manager paralysed in bodged procedure awarded £3m

A trainee manager who was left paralysed as a result of hospital negligence has been awarded nearly £3m compensation. The man was 24 years old when he visited the hospital for pancreatic treatment, which was necessary to manage his diabetes. He needed an injection of anaesthetic into his spinal ....

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Landlord entitled to refuse tenancy to ‘unreasonable’ retailers

A court has ruled that a landlord was within his rights to refuse to renew tenancies to shopkeepers who had pestered him with frivolous lawsuits.   The issue arose because over several years, the shopkeepers had brought a total of 10 claims against the landlord saying that he had obstruct....

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Surgeon used wrong parts in hip replacement operation

A pensioner has been awarded £75,000 compensation after a surgeon used the wrong parts in her artificial hip operation. The 69-year-old woman had suffered from osteoarthritis for several years. She underwent an operation for a total hip replacement. The surgeon fitted what he believed was a c....

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Small and medium-sized enterprises reliant on overdrafts

Nine out of ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they would quickly go out of business if they didn’t have access to an overdraft, according to a recent survey. Nine out of ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they would quickly go out of business if they didn’t have....

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Letting agents must publish fee details of face a fine

Letting agents will have to publish full details of the fees they charge or face a fine under new regulations being introduced by the government. Ministers say the move will help to ensure a fairer deal for both landlords and tenants. Under the current regulations, agents have to list their co....

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Driver awarded £900,000 compensation after having leg amputated

A coach driver has been awarded £900,000 compensation after a hospital’s failure to have him seen by a consultant led to him needing to have part of his leg amputated. The driver first visited the hospital when he noticed that his leg felt cold and painful. He was treated and told he would nee....

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Man suffered for four years because of hospital’s failure

A man has been awarded £35,000 compensation after suffering for four years with a fractured wrist, which doctors had failed to diagnose. The first time he attended the hospital A&E department after injuring his wrist he saw a triage nurse and a doctor. He was X-rayed and it was recorde....

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Surgeons removed woman’s ovary without her consent

A woman has received £20,000 in damages after doctors removed both her ovaries, when she had only provided consent for the removal of one. The woman underwent surgery in 2010 to remove ovarian cysts, and had given consent that one of her ovaries could be removed. However, during the operation....

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