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Aug 17

Owens v Owens: Supreme Court to hear appeal

The wife, Mrs Tini Owens, in the widely publicised defended divorce application, has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Court of Appeal.

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Aug 16

Lasting Powers of Attorney: friend or foe?

This week, Lasting Powers of Attorney have gained widespread media attention following the comments of retired senior Judge Denzil Lush.

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Aug 15

Don’t gamble when choosing your attorneys!

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a very important document and generally speaking, having a Power of Attorney in place to deal with your Financial and Property Affairs is a wise move.

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Aug 11

Increase in domestic violence across London

A recent report states that the number of domestic abuse victims across London has risen by 15% in two years.

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Aug 09

Wedding bells? Thinking of getting married abroad?

Family |

With the recent and perhaps, unexpected, hot weather you and your fiancee may be considering a romantic ceremony in a far-away destination! A hot climate, beautiful sea and sand – it is easy to see why this might appeal for your marriage ceremony.

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Aug 07

Taylor Review recommends holiday pay and sick pay for “Gig economy” workers

A major report into the UK’s current and potential future working practices was published last week. Authored by Matthew Taylor, a former Government Advisor, its’ main points recommend a number of key changes to how those people active in the so called “Gig economy” should be treated.

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Aug 02

Ramsdens shortlisted for four legal awards

Ramsdens are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for four prestigious legal awards.

We are up for Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017.

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Aug 01

Office of the Public Guardian to refund 89 million pounds

From 1st April 2017, the cost of registering a Lasting Power of Attorney was reduced from £110.00 to £82.00 due to what were deemed excessive charges over recent years.

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Jul 26

Brain injury identity card

The charity Headway have launched a new form of identification which aims to improve the lives of people living with a brain injury.

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Jul 26

Tribunal fees abolished: what now for employers?

The Supreme Court’s decision that fees to access the employment tribunal system are unlawful is a game changer for employees and employers.

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Jul 25

Could the BBC face claims due to the gender pay gap?

It has recently been revealed that the BBC may be in breach of the Equality Act 2010 due to the salary report of 19 July 2017 showing that several female stars earn a considerable amount less than their male co-presenters on the same show. The report showed that two thirds of the highest paid stars are men.

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Jul 24

Silver Splitters: rising levels of divorce in the over 65s

There's been a visible increase in the divorce rates among men and women over the age of 65 over the past ten years. On the other side of the spectrum, there has been a 46 per cent increase in those over 65 marrying or re-marrying.

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Jul 23

Why you need to stay alert

While it may not be possible for someone to physically steal your house, unfortunately property fraud is a real threat. Since 2009, HM Land Registry has stopped more than £92 million worth of property fraud.

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Jul 20

Ramsdens up for double award

We are pleased to announce that Ramsdens have been shortlisted for two LFS Conveyancing Awards – Regional Firm of the Year (North East) and Best Website and Use of Social Media categories.

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Jul 20

Forced marriage: the impact on gay men and women

Forced marriage is often associated with heterosexual women being forced to marry a man against their will. Whilst this is often the case, West Midlands Police have advised the BBC that a growing number of gay and lesbian people are contacting the police after being forced to have a heterosexual wedding by their family members.

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Jul 18

Clinical Negligence - Overactive Thyroid

Issues with the thyroid are not uncommon be they due to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. This article hopefully gives more of an insight into hyperthyroidism including symptoms and treatment.

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Jul 18

Wills via text?

The Law Commission for England and Wales has said that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the "modern world."

In a consultation which will last until 10th November the Commission is to consider whether texts, emails and other means of electronic communications should be recognised as a valid will in "exceptional circumstances."

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Jul 14

Trainees volunteering at Yorkshire Children’s Centre

The trainee solicitors at Ramsdens are proud to be working with the Yorkshire Children’s Centre (YCC) and will be starting by volunteering at the newly named Jo Cox House in Batley to help with the decorating and painting of the centre.

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Jul 14

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Honour Based Violence

Family |

Friday the 14th of July has been designated the first National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Honour Based Violence.

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Jul 11

Business and Property Courts of England & Wales from July 2017

n March 2017 the Judicial Executive Board revealed plans for the specialist jurisdictions of the High Court of England & Wales to be known collectively as The Business and Property Courts of England & Wales (B&PCS). The B&PCS were set to launch in June 2017, however, this has been set back to July 2017 due to the general election.

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