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11 Sep, 2017

CICA and false claims - a rock and a hard place?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has been in the press on a number of occasions over the last couple of weeks about compensation paid out to abuse victims in cases where the allegations have later been exposed as false.

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11 Sep, 2017

Re-registering the Hatches

A recent article in a regional English newspaper that has been doing the rounds on Facebook has caused some concern for parents who think they have to re-register the birth of their child if they married after the birth of the child.

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01 Sep, 2017

What Are The Responsibilities of Volunteer Marshals?

News that the British Cycling Federation, an official and a marshal face criminal proceedings for the death of a spectator in the a Mountain Biking event in North Wales has raised the issue of the duties and responsibilities of volunteer marshals in such events.

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28 Aug, 2017

Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in compensation

A Californian woman has won a legal battle against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson and Johnson after arguing that using the company’s baby powder caused her to develop terminal ovarian cancer.

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28 Aug, 2017

Dying without a Will v having a professionally made Will

Everyone should have a Will no matter what they own or their family situation.

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22 Aug, 2017

Has Bruce Forsyth avoided inheritance tax by leaving his entire fortune to wife Wilnelia?

It has been reported that the late Sir Bruce Forsyth has left his £17 million fortune to his wife, Lady Wilnelia and as a result his estate will not be liable to pay any inheritance tax.

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22 Aug, 2017

The weakest necks in Europe? Back Off!

As members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Thorntons supported Injury Prevention Day 2017 and the ‘Back Off’ campaign on 16 August.

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15 Aug, 2017

Loaded up and trucking; keeping within the laws of the road.

It is an inevitable part of most farming operations that at some point you will have to take an agricultural vehicle on to a public road.

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15 Aug, 2017

Hope for Farming Subsidies yet?

Soon after the referendum vote in favour of Brexit, European politicians began to stress that British farmers would lose out on the subsidies they currently receive under the Common Agricultural Policy in the event of the UK leaving the European Union.

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14 Aug, 2017

Civil Litigation Bill – Will it have unintended consequences?

Concerns have recently been raised about the Bill which is planned to increase access to justice, provide equality of arms between those injured and those responsible and to protect the vulnerable.

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