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Why people injured in accidents must keep the right to claim

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After some delay, the Ministry of Justice has launched its consultation for proposals to reduce whiplash claims which currently closes on 6 January 2017. With other restrictions on the horizon for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claimants, access to justice has never been more threatened.

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Why choose a civil partnership over marriage?

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Theresa may has announced that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership rather than get married. This announcement follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling in favour of a heterosexual couple in June of this year who launched their own legal bid to be allowed to have a civil partnership.

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Cohabiting couple families are the fastest growing family type

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Recent statistics have been published confirming that cohabiting couple families have been the fastest growing family type over the last 20 years. There are now 3.3 million cohabiting families in the UK – states the Office of National Statistics – twice as many as there were 20 years ago. More and more couples are choosing to interlink their finances and bring up children together without marrying.

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What happens if you are knocked off your bike without lights?

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Every winter, when the clocks go back and the country is propelled into darkness, we all notice the immediate change. But for those of us that commute by bike, this transition is particularly sharp and when it comes to reduced visibility and our safety, it has the potential to make cycling more dangerous.

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Do we really need a defibrillator in the office?

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Statistically 5% of all sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) will occur in the workplace, equivalent to approximately 100 a week in the UK alone.

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Considering commercial property? Here’s what you need to know about new or refurbished retail units

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The benefit of a new or sub-divided unit on a retail park is that it can be built or refurbished to meet your requirements. Compare this with an existing unit where you have to take it as is. While new or refurbished units have their advantages, there are a number of things to consider:

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The Bank of Nan and Grandad – why discretionary trust Wills may be worth thinking about

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At the recent Conservative Party Conference the housing minister, Gavin Barwell, suggested that parents should pass their assets on to their grandchildren, not their children because younger people “are less likely to own their own home and we need to do something about that”. John Pengilley suggests that a discretionary trust Will may be a better solution.

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Inquests: Disclosure of evidence

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In preparation for an Inquest, disclosure refers to the process of information/evidence being made available to the coroner and, thereafter, information being made available from the coroner to ‘Interested Persons’.

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Landlords beware: Don’t be a ‘penny pinching profiteer’ – criminal sanctions apply

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There are many obligations placed upon landlords, to the extent that some people might say Landlord and Tenant legislation has gone too far, especially when a rogue tenant comes across your path. Being a landlord can sometimes be an uneasy job.

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The world turns orange – CRPS awareness day

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Colour the World Orange day will be celebrated on Monday 7th November 2016. This is an annual event which aims to spread awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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Great expectations: Your inheritance may not be all you hope for

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In a recently reported case, a daughter was told by the court that she would not be awarded any share of her father’s £1m estate. The case appears to provide a valuable lesson for children relying upon a future inheritance to provide financial security.

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Access for development land – much ado about nothing?

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Do you own land that has development potential now or in the future? One important lesson is to assume that anything and everything will be challenged by those seeking to prevent development.

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