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May 22

Is it the end of high heels in the workplace?

Temporary receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from her first day at work at PwC by Portico, the staffing agency that supplies workers to PwC, in December 2015 for refusing to wear heels. When Ms Thorpe refused she was sent home without pay.

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May 19

Dementia Awareness Week 2017: Let’s Unite Against Dementia

‘Our mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day we find a cure, we will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.’– Alzheimer’s Society

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May 18

Ramsdens creates Dementia Friends

From the 14th until the 20th May is Dementia Awareness Week and Ramsdens Solicitors will be showing their support by becoming a more dementia-friendly law firm.

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May 17

Dementia Awareness Week 2017: Insuring your future

“There are around 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK. This is predicted to rise to over 2 million by the year 2051.” – Alzheimer’s Society

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May 16

Dementia Awareness Week 2017: the importance of making a Will

“If you don’t have a valid Will there is no guarantee that your wishes will be fulfilled. This may leave loved ones in uncertain or complicated circumstances.”- Alzheimer's Society

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May 15

Dementia Awareness Week 2017

“Every three minutes a person in the UK will develop dementia.” - Alzheimer’s Society

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May 12

Wife paid £453 million in divorce settlement

A Russian billionaire has been ordered to pay his estranged wife £453m in a divorce settlement at a British court.

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May 11

Under one roof: buying a house with your new spouse

The ink is barely dry on your wedding photographs and already you’re scouring the internet for your dream property.

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May 11

Tackling property fraud

In January 2017, a mother and daughter were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud. The mother had posed as the registered proprietor of an empty property in Kensington, London worth £3,000,000. She went as far as changing her name by deed poll to that of the registered proprietor to dupe estate agents and solicitors. She then applied for a £1.2m bridging loan.

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May 09

Have you thought about a parenting plan?

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When parents separate there is a lot to consider. As well as it of course being an extremely difficult time for the separating parties it is even more difficult and upsetting for the children. A lot will change for the children particularly, how much time they will spend with each parent.

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May 05

Ramsdens Family team will be running in colour for charity

Ramsdens Family team are taking part in this years’ Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Colour Run on Saturday 20 May.

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May 04

The dangers of social media during divorce

In an age where many people's lives are lived through social media it is understandable that divorcing spouses and partners may take to social media in order to vent their frustrations and feelings during what can be a stressful and emotional time. We must, however, warn of the potential dangers of social media.

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May 03

Sale of Brunswick Tooling Limited

Ramsdens acted on behalf of the sellers of Brunswick Tooling Limited, Paul Briggs and John Furness, in their sale of the company.

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May 02

New partner appointment at Ramsdens

We are delighted to announce that David Bradley will join Ramsdens Solicitors LLP as a partner with effect from 1 May 2017.

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Apr 28

A guide to remortgaging your property

In this guide, we provide all of the information you’ll need when deciding whether or not remortgaging is the right option for you.

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Apr 26

National Stalking awareness week

This week is National Stalking awareness week. The purpose is to raise awareness of this type of crime and make sure victims feel confident enough to report it.

Stalking is defined as unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group towards another person. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them.

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Apr 25

Planned rise in Probate fees scrapped

The government has dropped controversial plans to dramatically increase Probate application fees ahead of the general election.

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Apr 19

New Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims

A recent article in the Independent stated that Police forces have been accused of failing to punish perpetrators of domestic abuse, with new data revealing that charges plummeted by more than 10 per cent in just one year, even as the number of alleged incidents rose.

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Apr 18

Buying vs Renting

To buy or not to buy: for millions, that really is the question. Is it better for your finances to take that first step onto the housing ladder, or is life as a renter a more affordable option?

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Apr 14

Spring cleaning your home for sale

As the days start to get brighter and the weather begins to warm up, you might be a bit more eager to leave the comfort of your living room and really set your mind onto moving home.

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