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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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Asbestos in Schools

The number of deaths for school teachers (secondary, primary and nursery, and special needs) where the underlying cause was mesothelioma, in England for 2011 stood at 16. A question posed by Lord Wigley to Her Majesty's Government has revealed how many former school teachers in England have died ....

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Part-exchange offer to help buyers move to new home

The Government’s NewBuy scheme is now offering part-exchange deals to enable homeowners to take the next step on the property ladder. The Government’s NewBuy scheme is now offering part-exchange deals to enable homeowners to take the next step on the property ladder. The scheme already pro....

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Only tax advice from lawyers is ‘protected from disclosure’

When you consult a solicitor, your conversations and the advice you receive are covered by legal professional privilege. This means all your communications are confidential and protected from disclosure – even to official bodies like HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). When you consult a solicitor....

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Help for small firms hit by unfair business practices

The Government has announced new proposals to make it easier for consumers and small firms to take action against unfair business practices. The Government has announced new proposals to make it easier for consumers and small firms to take action against unfair business practices. The new meas....

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Surveyor found negligent when providing ‘tick box’ valuations

The danger of tick box valuations was highlighted in a recent professional negligence case involving a firm of property surveyors. The danger of tick box valuations was highlighted in a recent professional negligence case involving a firm of property surveyors. The court outlined what should h....

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Big companies face naming and shaming over Prompt Payment Code

A Government minister has warned Britain’s top companies that they will be named and shamed if they fail to sign up to the Prompt Payment Code. A Government minister has warned Britain’s top companies that they will be named and shamed if they fail to sign up to the Prompt Payment Code. Th....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill is an award winning, full-service law firm

Attwaters Jameson Hill has expertise in commercial law and a strong consumer focus.....

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Fruit importer and distributor Winfresh (UK) Ltd has been fined following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery. Fruit importer and distributor Winfresh (UK) Ltd has been fined following three separate incidents in which workers were inju....

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Company annual returns could be scrapped to help businesses

The government is proposing to scrap mandatory annual returns to help companies save time and money. The government is proposing to scrap mandatory annual returns to help companies save time and money. Under company law at present, companies must provide details every year about matters such a....

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Negligent surgery takes 9 years off woman’s life expectancy

A woman has been awarded £100,000 compensation after she suffered complications during surgery which have taken nine years off her life expectancy. A woman has been awarded £100,000 compensation after she suffered complications during surgery which have taken nine years off her life expectancy.....

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