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Court of Protection: What is it?

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The UK’s Court of Protection exists to make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who are unable to do so as they lack the mental capacity.

Carrie Tennick, June 04, 2019

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Personal Law

Tenant Fees Act comes into force

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The Tenant Fees Act has come into force. It means most letting fees are now banned within the private rented sector in England.

Carrie Tennick, June 03, 2019

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Personal Injury

Drivers could be directed by temperature of steering wheel

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Technology currently being tested by Jaguar Land Rover could see steering wheels that heat up or cool down to help drivers turn left or right when visibility is poor.

Alice Sanderson, May 30, 2019

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Personal Law

Employment solicitors: What do they do?

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If you have a problem at work, you’ll probably head to your line manager or HR to resolve it. But what if the issue has gone further than that?

Carrie Tennick, May 29, 2019

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Personal Law

MP urges stronger protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new mothers

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Conservative MP Maria Miller has introduced a bill preventing firms from sacking women during pregnancy and maternity leave, and for six months afterwards.

Alice Sanderson, May 23, 2019

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Personal Injury

Drink-drive limit will not be lowered in the rest of UK following unsuccessful experiment in Scotland

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Ministers have rejected calls to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales after statistics showed that road casualties have risen in Scotland since tougher limits were introduced there.

Alice Sanderson, May 15, 2019

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Medical Negligence

Not all body parts should be automatically donated, say proposals

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Proposals for the new presumed consent organ donation system, which comes into force in England next year, say that some body parts should be excluded.

Alice Sanderson, May 09, 2019

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Personal Law

ACAS early conciliation: What is it?

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ACAS early conciliation could help you overcome a dispute you may be having with your employer, helping you achieve the resolution you're looking for.

Carrie Tennick, April 23, 2019

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Medical Negligence

Extra scan could help prevent breech deliveries say researchers

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Researchers say pregnant women could be spared from risky breech deliveries by an extra ultrasound scan at 36 weeks.

Alice Sanderson, April 23, 2019

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