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Dementia Awareness Week leads to LPA call

Dementia Awareness Week leads to LPA call

UK adults are being urged to consider the importance of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), following a recent survey carried out as part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017. The survey, which formed part of nationwide campaign, revealed that as many as 95 per cent of UK adults have not made any preparations…

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June 22, 2017
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Signs that the city’s property market is cooling off

Signs that the city’s property market is cooling off

Official figures suggest that London’s property market is cooling off after many years of growth. The average price of a home in the capital fell to £471,742 last month, a drop of 1.5 per cent. It is worth remembering that at the turn of the Millennium, annual increases in asking prices had peaked at 28.3…

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June 22, 2017
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Growing number of women seizing the chance to launch their own businesses

Growing number of women seizing the chance to launch their own businesses

An increasing number of women in Britain are deciding to start up their own business venture, it was reported last month. The BBC did a feature on those who had been persuaded to launch an enterprise. Speaking to some of the woman who had decided to strike out on their own, the broadcaster found that…

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June 22, 2017
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Mum makes her case at the Court of Protection

Mum makes her case at the Court of Protection

The Court of the Protection has been asked to consider the case of a woman who is battling Huntington’s disease and decide as to whether life-support treatment should continue. The patient’s mother, now in her 70s, has appealed to a Judge for treatment to stop. The middle-aged daughter has had Huntington’s, an inherited condition which…

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June 22, 2017
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Tainted blood scandal continues to cause controversy

Tainted blood scandal continues to cause controversy

A man whose father was among the victims of the contaminated blood scandal has announced he intends to take a landmark legal battle to the courts. Controversy still surrounds hospital’s handling of blood donations during the 1970s and 80s, which left thousands of Britons with infections including hepatitis and HIV. The episode was subsequently dubbed…

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June 22, 2017
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Headteacher wins his Employment Tribunal

Headteacher wins his Employment Tribunal

A school headteacher who was dismissed from his job after he carried a pupil out of a classroom has won his claim for unfair dismissal. David Dee, who held the top job at Cedars Park Community Primary, in Stowmarket, Suffolk, had initially been charged with common assault after picking up a girl who had refused…

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June 22, 2017
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Defiant ex-husband vows to fight on

Defiant ex-husband vows to fight on

A divorcee has thrown himself into a fundraising campaign in an effort to take a high-profile dispute about maintenance all the way to the Supreme Court. Back in February, the Court of Appeal had ruled that Graham Mills should continue to provide financial support to his ex-wife for life – despite the fact that more…

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June 22, 2017
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OGR Stock Denton team put their best feet forward

OGR Stock Denton team put their best feet forward

Lawyers from OGR Stock Denton recently took part in a walk through the heart of London with thousands of other legal professionals. Seven members of the team participated in the London Legal Walk on May 22nd. The event was raising funds for the London Legal Support Trust, which provide free advice to people in need…

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June 22, 2017
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Party argues for tenants to receive greater legal protection

Party argues for tenants to receive greater legal protection

The Labour Party has said that it would commit to new minimum standards for rented properties, amid concerns that some 400,000 families are living in sub-standard private accommodation. Common problems include unsafe wiring, severe damp and vermin infestations. John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, said the time had come to call time on bad landlords. “Our…

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May 31, 2017
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OGR Partner backs the call for no-fault divorce

OGR Partner backs the call for no-fault divorce

The question that many family law professionals are bound to ask when Parliament reconvenes this summer is whether MPs will finally consider adopting no-fault divorce. Organisations such as Resolution, the family law association, have been clamouring for change for years, arguing that the current system puts couples in the invidious position of having to apportion…

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May 31, 2017
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