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International Women’s Day 2019

On this year’s International Women’s Day we consider the theme ‘Balance for Better’. While the gender gaps that are apparent across many areas of modern day life are not ‘news’ there is still a long way to go to reach a gender balance at all levels.

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Court Fees for dealing with the Estate of a Deceased Person

At present the court fee for a grant is £155 if the application for it is made by a solicitor. It is £215 if the application for a grant is made by an individual. These fees apply to estates worth more than £5,000.

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National Stress Awareness Day, 7th November 2018

The first Wednesday in November each year is National Stress Awareness Day, a day when we can reflect on our own health and well-being and seek advice or support on managing stress.

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2018 Budget Headlines

Yesterday (29th October) Philip Hammond delivered his third Budget as chancellor, which was widely broadcast across the media, including BBC News. Some of the key points our clients might be interested in are…

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International Women's Day 2018

In 1922, four women passed the Law Society exams and it was Miss Carrie Morrison who was the first female to be admitted as a solicitor. Now, nearly a century later, women account for over half of the admissions to the profession.

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The Care Sector's Biggest Legal Claim

An employment tribunal will examine some of the worst breaches of pay rules union Unison has seen as council contractor Sevacare is sued by 17 care workers for failure to pay the minimum wage.

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In the News: Flowers and the Sale of Goods Act

It's always disappointing when an ordered products arrives faulty. However, it's even worse when the product was intended as a gift.However, if you find yourself in this situation you may be protected under the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994 and therefore may be able to claim your money back.

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More Divorcing Couples Turn to Mediation

More couples seeking a divorce are turning to mediation, according to the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales.

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