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Is a maternal vaccine to stop GBS close to becoming a reality?

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As Group B Strep Support Awareness Month nears its final week, Abigail Ringer shares some of the recent advances in finding a vaccine against Group B Strep.

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Covid-19: Pre-nuptial agreements and the postponement of weddings

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As well as the disruption it has caused to businesses, the economy and every day life for many around the globe, one of the other impacts of Covid-19 has been the postponement or cancellation of weddings.

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What makes GBS so deadly? A new study reveals the genetics behind the bacteria’s armoury

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Abigail Ringer from our specialist Birth Injury team takes a look at the research into Group B Strep, and what makes this bacteria so dangerous to newborns.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney, and other options, during COVID-19

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Associate Mythili Bonham takes a look at Lasting Powers of Attorney and how the current delays in registrations due to COVID-19 don’t necessarily mean you can’t have control over your future.

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Universal screening for Group B Strep: why Group B Strep Support are campaigning for change

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As Group B Strep Support Awareness Month continues this month, here we look into the work of Group B Strep Support and their ongoing campaign for universal screening for GBS in pregnancy.

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To apply or not to apply to the Court of Protection?

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That is the question… which many Attorneys should be asking themselves when spending a Donor’s money, and a question many advisers should be aware needs to be asked.

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Is it time to review a lockdown Will?

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One area where there has been much debate in the legal sector over the past few months is in relation to the preparation and execution of Wills. Many firms saw a huge increase in demand for will instructions in March and April and it is inevitable that there will also have been an increase in the number of Wills that were made at home, without professional assistance.

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Frontline carers exempt from inheritance tax

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The families of frontline carers are to be exempt from inheritance tax should they die as a result of Covid-19 through the course of their work thanks to an exemption to legislation first created for serving personnel and emergency services.

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The valuable domicile election – don’t miss out

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Domicile is the keystone to inheritance tax (‘IHT’). Where a married couple or registered civil partners are both UK domiciled or both non-UK domiciled, the full spousal exemption applies.

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Group B Strep Awareness Month – what you need to know about this year’s event

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The 1st July 2020 marks the beginning of Group B Strep Support Awareness Month and this blog looks at how we can all get involved in saving babies’ lives.

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35% increase in divorce enquiries – but is lockdown the real cause?

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Lockdown measures put in place by the Government during the coronavirus pandemic have meant many families, across the world, have spent significantly more time together than they usually would. This will, understandably, put a strain on many relationships during this difficult and unusual time.

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Legal aid means testing for victims of domestic abuse desperately needs reform

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With a victim of domestic abuse bringing her case to the High Court to demand a judicial review of legal aid criteria, Zoe Robinson explains why change is needed.

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