IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

 Natalie Marrison
  August 13, 2020
​Following this summer’s release of the ‘Athlete A’ documentary on Netflix, which dealt with the concealement of sexual abuse within USA gymnastics, British Gymnastics is also now facing damning accusations of a culture of abuse, as children as young as seven are said to have been abused by their coaches.
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 Veronica Mullins
  August 12, 2020
As solicitors we have had to come up with various different ways and means to ensure that our clients can obtain a valid Will in the challenging and often changing COVID-19 environment. We have witnessed Wills through windows, on car bonnets and even on wheelie bins, but in some cases this might no longer be necessary.
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  August 10, 2020
Jodie Wielgus, Partner in Ramsdens Private Client team has featured in When They Get Older , where she discusses what to do when you are named as the executor of a will.
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 Natalie Marrison
  August 7, 2020
In the last two years, the number of children who have had restrictions placed on their freedom has tripled in England and Wales. This includes Deprivation of Liberty orders, which are being increasingly used to detain children in situations where appropriate accommodation cannot be found.
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 Gareth Dando
  August 6, 2020
​Employers will welcome clarification that a worker self-isolating because a person in a ‘linked household’ – a household in the same ‘bubble’ - has COVID-19, or shows symptoms of it, is entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP). Previously, SSP was only payable if a worker had to self-isolate because someone in their own household was ill or had symptoms of the virus.
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 Natalie Marrison
  August 4, 2020
Following on from the 2019/20 annual report from NHS Resolution, which covers up to 31 March, we have seen Claimant legal costs for clinical negligence cases rise by 12.5% over the last year. But these have also risen for Defendants. This rise is partially down to newly recognised GP indemnity arrangements but also an increase in interim payments.
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 Natalie Marrison
  July 28, 2020
Many survivors of child sex abuse are continuing to have their compensation entitlements through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) reduced as a result of their unspent convictions, a system coined ‘grossly unfair’ by campaigners.
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  July 27, 2020
Jodie Wielgus, Partner in Ramsdens Private Client team has featured in Dying Matters Leeds, where she provides a simple guide to will writing.
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