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Fall in property prices foreseeable so consultants liable for damages

The Court of Appeal has held that the fall in property prices in the recession was “reasonably foreseeable” so a farmer can seek damages of up to £398,000 from engineering consultants who delayed work on a development by 15 months. The Court of Appeal has held that the fall in property price....

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Shared parental leave and extension to flexible working

The Government has published more information about its plans for shared parental leave and extending the right to flexible working. The Government has published more information about its plans for shared parental leave and extending the right to flexible working. It says that under the new s....

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HMRC targets second home sales

Peter Westbrook property partner at Attwaters Jameson Hill solicitors advises that HMRC are targeting people that have sold off 2nd homes without declaring the sale to them. Peter Westbrook property partner at Attwaters Jameson Hill solicitors advises that HMRC are targeting people that have sold....

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70% of adults afraid of Care Homes

The Alzheimer’s Society stress there is a need for government and care homes to work together to lift expectations so that people know they have the right to expect the best possible care for their loved ones. It is calling for rigorous minimum standards and training for staff. A recent survey ....

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NHS Trust criticised over mental patient death

An inquest jury at Hove Crown Court has reached a verdict of 'death from hanging whilst suffering a mental health illness’ in the disturbing case of a Brighton man found dead at his home. Rachel Heelis of Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors acted on behalf of the deceased’s identical twin brother ....

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Thursday 28th February: Telephone Problems Loughton Office -Updated

Telephone services to our Loughton have now been restored Telephone services to our Loughton have now been restored We appologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you during Thursday.....

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Pregnant woman with learning difficulties ‘can make choices’

A woman with learning difficulties is capable of deciding for herself whether to continue with her pregnancy, the Court of Protection has ruled. A woman with learning difficulties is capable of deciding for herself whether to continue with her pregnancy, the Court of Protection has ruled. The ....

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Legal aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Whilst the government comes under fire for reforms and policies on the budget deficit, welfare, education and health, the majority of the general public seem to be unaware that the Government has also pushed through its devastating attack on Access to Justice for injured people in spite of voc....

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Anorexic patient dies after she was given full control of her own treatment

An inquest has recently heard how a young girl died from anorexia after she was given full control of her own treatment once she reached 18 years of age. It was reported that the 18 year old who had battled anorexia for 5 years died from a cardiac arrest after starving herself to barely 5 stone. ....

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Shared Parenting – dispelling the myth

What does “shared care” mean and how might it affect you if you are thinking of separating from your spouse or partner? There has been a lot of media coverage about the government proposals for parents to “share care” of their children when they separate.  What does “shared care” mea....

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Musician receives £73,000 compensation for unfair dismissal

A musician who said he’d been subjected to harassment and bullying at work for several years has been awarded £73,000 compensation for unfair dismissal. A musician who said he’d been subjected to harassment and bullying at work for several years has been awarded £73,000 compensation for unf....

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Husband jailed for failing to disclose assets in divorce case

A businessman has been jailed for persistently failing to provide details about his finances during his divorce case. A businessman has been jailed for persistently failing to provide details about his finances during his divorce case. Scot Young says he is bankrupt and penniless but his wife ....

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