Cauda Equina Spinal Injuries Costing The NHS Millions

The BBC has reported this week that the failure to identify and treat little-known spinal condition cauda equina is probably costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds per year....


APIL Urges Safe Driving As Part Of Injury Prevention Day 2019

The not-for profit organisation representing injured people, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), is promoting safe driving across the East Midlands as part of Injury Prevention Day 2019, which takes...


Court Of Appeal Rule On Italian Divorce Jurisdiction Case

In the recent divorce jurisdiction case of Giusti v Ferragamo [2019] EWCA CIV, the Court of Appeal had to consider a wife’s English divorce petition which had previously been seised...


Inheritance Tax – How To Make The Most Of Your Tax-Free Allowance

A tax-free allowance introduced in 2017 to help people who wish to leave their family home to their loved ones is set to increase again next year taking the total...


Commorientes Rule Dispute – Sister Wins £300,000 Inheritance Dispute

The High Court has now handed down its judgment in the inheritance dispute between two feuding step sisters following the death of their parents, John and Ann Scarle, in late...


Breach Of Contract – What Are The Options?

It is always important to have the right contract in place for any transaction. However, no matter how good the relationship between the parties or the preparation of the paperwork,...


What Happens When The OPG Does Not Agree To Gift Payments?

Deputies and attorneys do sometimes have the power to pay out gifts on behalf of a protected party (P). However, even if the Power of Attorney or deputyship order authorises...


Directors’ Duties & Responsibilities

Company directors must comply with both fiduciary duties and statutory duties imposed on them by the Companies Act 2006 (Act).  A breach of these duties can expose directors to personal...


Owning Two Properties – Capital Gains Tax

Owning two properties is becoming increasingly common, as people buy a place in the country, inherit property, buy houses for their children, or couples who each own a property move...


Employers Duty Of Care During Disciplinary Proceedings

Disciplinary investigations, hearings and procedures can be extremely difficult and stressful for the employee accused of wrongdoing. Regardless of the nature of the allegations the employee faces and the evidence...


Hiring Apprentices – Rights & Responsibilities

The Government has shown great commitment in recent times to increasing employer participation in workplace training, particularly with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy aimed at encouraging businesses to expand...


Back To Black…

There has recently been various news reports about Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband making a claim for maintenance and one million pounds as a lump sum from the estate of the singer...