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Debenhams: the end of an era

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Seeing the pictures of different Debenhams stores around the country closing their doors for the very last time has saddened me this week.

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“Fire and rehire”: what you should be considering as a business

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Sometimes making changes to the structure of a business is necessary, particularly in financially testing times such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Employment costs, as the single biggest overhead for the majority of businesses, are taking the brunt of this financial strain.

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Powers of Attorney across borders (part 3)

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Across borders

In the third and final instalment of this mini-series, we consider what additional steps can be taken when drafting an English LPA for an internationally connected client.

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Injunctions – what they are and when they’re used

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Injunctions are the “nuclear weapons” in the armoury of the court. This note aims to provide a brief overview of what they are, and when they might be used.

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The Bill and Melinda Divorce explained

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Contributing authors: Joanna Toloczko

Bill and Melinda have announced they are to divorce after 27 years of marriage. They have confirmed that the marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’.

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Should further compensation claims be allowed for the risk of stroke in brain injured claimants for up to five years?

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Victoria Berger looks at some recent research from Birmingham University into stroke risk after brain injury and asks, shouldn’t claimants be able to seek further compensation if they’re at higher risk of stroke?

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Artificial Intelligence: the future of diagnosing wrist fractures?

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A recent study has shown that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help radiologists identify a fractured scaphoid, a commonly sustained but often missed fracture to one of the small bones in the wrist.

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Your property? Your choice?

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You would think that the beneficial ownership of your house or property portfolio should be fairly straightforward and obvious, all the more so if you are the sole legal owner. You should also be free to leave your property, or your share in it, to whoever you choose under your will… right?

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The Battle for Britney: framed but not yet freed

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In February 2021, The New York Times released a documentary, Framing Britney Spears. Now, the BBC have released their own documentary on the subject, The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship.

In a recent Instagram post, Britney herself retorted, “So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life… these documentaries are so hypocritical…they criticise the media and then they do the same thing.” Not a fan then.

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When you should be concerned about your health, and your baby’s, during pregnancy

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Hannah Blackwell speaks with an experienced midwife about symptoms to be aware of during pregnancy, and what to do if you don’t feel you’re being heard.

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Are the aims of the Montgomery case being met by maternity professionals?

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Hannah Blackwell reviews a recent study into maternity care, which draws interesting parallels with our own recent What About Mum survey.

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Playing the game – the Monopoly trade mark that is!

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Monopoly needs no introduction. Who hasn’t played the internationally recognised board game, whether the original version set around the streets of London (UK version) or one of the many reincarnations thereof?

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