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Bereavement compensation is becoming increasingly unequal across the UK – here’s why

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Earlier this month, it was announced that Northern Ireland will be increasing the statutory compensation available to bereaved families. Families bringing claims in relation to a death in Northern Ireland will now be entitled to over £2,000 more in damages than families in England and Wales.

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The end of “no fault” evictions?

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of the private rented sector in England, the Government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish “no fault” evictions, by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (“the Act”).

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Should artificial intelligence dictate how healthcare is administered?

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It is no secret that health services in the UK are under enormous pressure. We regularly hear how hospital departments are struggling to cope with the demands of the nation, but is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) a solution or would it simply compound the problem?

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Time’s up for Section 21? What this latest development means for landlords

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A significant announcement had been made by Theresa May bringing about a consultation for a major shakeup on what was the more recently termed as ‘no-fault evictions’.

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What you need to know about the new medical examiners helping bereaved families

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From April 2019, a new system of medical examiners will be rolled out in medical settings to provide scrutiny and better recording of deaths across the country. A pilot scheme with medical examiners has taken place since 2008 so many hospitals, medical professionals or families may have already come across them.

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Game of Drones – a song of spies and flyers

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When drones are used to spy on the sets of Game of Thrones, or to disrupt airports and our holidays’, we could be forgiven for thinking that no good can come of this emerging technology. So with all the negative press coverage they have had in the last year or so, we ask are there any positive uses for drones?

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Should more be done to stop rogue surgeons in private hospitals?

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Joachim Stanley responds to recent comments from leader of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, that more data should be shared between private hospitals and the NHS.

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Solicitor returns home to Royds Withy King’s Family Law Team in Bath

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Bath head-quartered Royds Withy King has welcomed back solicitor Laura Podger to its Family Law team in Bath. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2018 at the firm, Laura spent a short time at Irwin Mitchell working on high-profile family …

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Positive news for divorce law reform

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Despite the country and government’s preoccupation with Brexit, this week heralded good news for the reform of divorce law following the results of a public consultation last year. The Ministry of Justice will introduce ‘no-blame’ divorce “as soon as parliamentary time allows” with the need for evidence of adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour to be replaced with a statement of irretrievable breakdown. The changes will also be reflected in the dissolution of civil partnerships.

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What’s the latest on Income Tax for Furnished Holiday Lets?

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There are a number of income tax advantages for Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) which are not available to owners of regular buy-to-let properties – these advantages are making FHLs an increasingly attractive option for landlords.

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6 ways charities should protect themselves from disreputable donations

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Following the National Portrait Gallery’s public refusal to accept a significant donation from the Sackler family, the Tate and the Prince’s Trust also announced their intentions to refuse any future donations from the family. These are the latest in a series of charities making difficult decisions regarding so called ‘tainted’ donations. We look at the importance of the need for trustees to understand their responsibilities in relation to fundraising.

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Drones can lift the UK economy, so why is the law weighing us down?

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As Google’s ‘Wing’ drones have been approved to make public deliveries in Australia it is becoming increasingly clear that airborne drones will play a significant role in our future. With advances in technology, few could argue that the private, public, and commercial applications of airborne drones is huge. But is the UK at risk of being left behind by failing to incubate this potentially lucrative industry?

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