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The cap on care costs

The cap on care costs

In September 2021, the government finally confirmed that the long-awaited cap on care costs, which was provided for in the Care Act 2014, was finally going to be introduced.  Further details have just been released and a brief analysis of how this will work is set out...
Christmas miracle undermines confidence

Christmas miracle undermines confidence

Breach of confidence has been in the headlines with the recent case brought by the Duchess of Sussex against the press for making use of a private letter she had written to her father, but it is equally valuable in preventing misuse of intellectual property by...
To Sue or Not to Sue?

To Sue or Not to Sue?

Dispute resolution departments of law firms across the country are kept busy by a variety of cases ranging from simple debt claims to consumer issues with products or services, or from neighbour disputes to contested probate claims. Each case involves its own set of...
Christmas office opening hours

Christmas office opening hours

We would like to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Christmas opening hours 2021   Thursday 23rd December                            9am – 1pm Friday 24th December                                CLOSED Monday 27th December       ...
Vulnerable face timebomb by not appointing others to act

Vulnerable face timebomb by not appointing others to act

Professionals working with the elderly and vulnerable are raising concerns over future safeguarding following a dramatic fall in the number of lasting powers of attorneys registered during the coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the Office of the Public Guardian, the...
Mandatory arbitration process unveiled for commercial rent arrears

Mandatory arbitration process unveiled for commercial rent arrears

The government has unveiled its long-awaited plans for arbitration to handle pandemic-related commercial rent arrears, with a code of conduct that effectively sets the standard for the draft legislation, which is expected to follow through next year. To protect...