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SMEs struggling with cash flow and using up reserves

Many UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are struggling with cash flow and are relying on their reserves to finance growth, according to new research. Many UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are struggling with cash flow and are relying on their reserves to finance growth, accord....

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Confusion over IT contract renewal proves costly

When drawing up contracts with automatic renewal clauses it is important to ensure that you fully understand what is being agreed. When drawing up contracts with automatic renewal clauses it is important to ensure that you fully understand what is being agreed. Failure to do so can prove costl....

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New measures to improve and simplify employment tribunals

The Government has announced new measures designed to simplify and improve the employment tribunal system. The Government has announced new measures designed to simplify and improve the employment tribunal system. The move follows concerns from employers that tribunal cases are both expensive ....

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House sales rise as number of first time buyers hits 5-year high

The number of first-time buyers in the property market has reached a five-year high, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The number of first-time buyers in the property market has reached a five-year high, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Its figures show that there were....

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Lasting Powers of Attorney: time to ‘abolish waiting period’

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) provide an excellent way for people to protect their interests in case their health or mental capacity deteriorates at some point in the future. Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) provide an excellent way for people to protect their interests in case their health or....

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Loss of confidence in GP service

A leading patient group, The Patients Association, has reported that patients in England do not feel safe relying on GP out of hours services, and struggle to get access to a doctor during normal hours. A leading patient group, The Patients Association, has reported that patients in England do no....

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Divorcing couples urged to use mediation to reach settlement

Divorcing couples are being urged to use mediation to resolve disagreements instead of going to court. Divorcing couples are being urged to use mediation to resolve disagreements instead of going to court. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) says mediation is cheaper and far less stressful for every....

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Bullied shop worker awarded compensation for harassment

A shop assistant who suffered psychiatric damage and attempted to commit suicide after being bullied by her manager has been awarded £13,565 compensation. A shop assistant who suffered psychiatric damage and attempted to commit suicide after being bullied by her manager has been awarded £13,565....

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Admissions made in Cerebral Palsy case

We have just obtained admissions in a case where our infant client suffered brain damage (cerebral palsy) at the time of her birth that this was caused by negligent care at the time. We have just obtained admissions in a case where our infant client suffered brain damage (cerebral palsy) at the t....

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Trust changes mean parents ‘may have to rewrite their wills’

Government proposals relating to trusts mean that thousands of people may have to rewrite their wills to protect the interests of their children, the Law Society has warned. Government proposals relating to trusts mean that thousands of people may have to rewrite their wills to protect the intere....

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Joyti Henchie Super Lawyer

Joyti Henchie, Partner Head of the Family department has been rated in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2013 magazine as a Super Lawyer for Family. Joyti Henchie, Partner Head of the Family department has been rated in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2013 magazine as a Super Lawyer for Family. "Sup....

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Debts owed to businesses soar past £1bn

The amount of business debt owed to UK firms has soared past £1bn, according to figures released by the Credit Services Association (CSA). The amount of business debt owed to UK firms has soared past £1bn, according to figures released by the Credit Services Association (CSA). It shows that ....

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