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Fairly splitting pensions in divorce

Fairly splitting pensions in divorce Often pensions are the family’s second largest asset, after the family home. There is widespread lack of awareness around pensions in divorce. It could be leading to unintended discrimination, proportionately higher against women reaching retirement age now. Research highlights that divorcing women could be deprived of thousands of pounds in…
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Landlords call for shorter court process for eviction

Landlords call for shorter court process for eviction A survey has found that landlords want a shorter court process for eviction if section 21 evictions are banned. Paragon’s Mortgages, reported here, found 39% of landlords wanted to see a fast tack tribunal for housing evictions should the section 21 be abolished. Currently, landlords can use…
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Discount rate review will affect claimant damages

Discount rate review will affect claimant damages Melanie Lidstone-Land, personal injury and medical negligence lawyer, comments on the discount rate review: “Yesterday (15 July 2019) the Lord Chancellor announced that the Discount Rate would be amended to -0.25% from it’s previous figure of -0.75%. The Lord Chancellor is also The Secretary of State for Justice…
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Compensation for girl scarred by takeaway tea

Compensation for girl scarred by takeaway tea A young girl has been awarded £75,000 after she was scalded by a cup of tea. She was carrying it under her arm when it burst open leaving her seriously injured at the age of 12. Demi Mooney was 12 at the time of the incident. She has…
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Heartbreak for mother of stillborn daughter

Heartbreak for mother of stillborn daughter A mother was left heartbroken when midwife mistook her waters breaking for sweat. As reported in The Sun, Kate Pateman brought a medical negligence claim which is settling three years on from losing her daughter. Doctors say she received substandard care from Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Midwives also failed…
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New rules on damages for co-habiting in fatal cases

New rules on damages for co-habiting in fatal cases Historically, co-habiting partners were unable to claim bereavement awards as part of any claim arising from death of their partner from an accident or medical negligence. The bereavement award is provided for under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The current award is set at £12,980 but…
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Same roof rule abolished for CICS claims

Same roof rule abolished for CICS claims The CICS (Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme) was set up to compensate victims of violent crime but until 13 June 2019 it did not allow applications on behalf of those victims who resided under the “same roof” as the perpetrators of the crime. For a long time this has…
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Teachers to be trained in mental health awareness

Teachers to be trained in mental health awareness The press have reported today that every new teacher in England will be trained in how to spot early warning signs of mental illness, under a plan being unveiled by Theresa May later. Melanie Lidstone-Land comments on the news: “I am a Mental Health Lawyer. I am…
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New screening test for prostate cancer

New screening test for prostate cancer  It has been reported in the news that hundreds of UK men are to try a new screening test for prostate cancer. The results of the trial will be used to determine whether the test should be offered routinely on the NHS. Current testing for prostate cancer is very limited.…
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