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Is There Anything You Shouldn’t Tell Your Legal Representative?

August 25, 2017 11:00 am

It can be difficult if you are in a stressful situation. This is certainly the case if you are talking to your legal representative. You may find yourself thinking “Should I be telling them this?” In this article, we are going to look at whether or not there is anything that you should not tell your legal representative. Choose your representative You shouldn’t say everything before you have chosen your representative. At this point you should be gauging whether or not they will work best...
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Corporate Responsibility- How To Respond To A Disaster

August 18, 2017 11:00 am

The Grenfell Tower disaster has led to a lot of questions being asked about the councils involved as well as who is responsible in this time. Obviously, this is a terrible tragedy and it is right to ask such questions. In this instance, you need to look at the nature of corporate responsibility and what is the right way to respond to a disaster. Legal v Ethical Some people have questioned whether the cladding that was used at Grenfell Tower was safe to use and...
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Experienced Surgeon Sentenced

August 16, 2017 8:21 am

Ian Paterson, an experienced surgeon was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after he was convicted of carrying out unnecessary surgeries on his patients. After sentence was passed, the case was referred to the Attorney General on the grounds that the sentence imposed was too lenient. The Attorney General did in fact refer the case to the Court of Appeal and on 3rd August, the sentence was increased to 20 years. The Court held “There had been a breach of trust and an abuse of power...
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ACID ATTACKS – What The Law Says

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The consequences of an acid attack are devastating and life changing and this has understandably led to the Government considering the appropriate level of sentencing that can be imposed. Current legislation It is worth looking at what offences people who carry out acid attacks would be charged with currently : • s18 – Grevious Bodily Harm (intentionally causing really serious harm) – maximum sentence : life • s20 – Grevious Bodily Harm (causing really serious harm without intending to) – maximum sentence : 5 years...
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When Is The Right Time To Settle A Legal Case?

August 11, 2017 11:00 am

A lot of legal cases will be settled before they reach the courts. There are a number of reasons why settling is beneficial to both parties involved, e.g. if you have an amount of money or compensation in mind and you receive it then you are satisfied and the other side avoids the bad PR and legal costs that come with taking someone to court. However, it is important to be aware what deal is right for you and here are a few examples of...
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Private Client: Deputyship Orders

August 4, 2017 11:00 am

Mental capacity is the ability to be able to make your own decisions. Somebody who lacks mental capacity, whether because of an illness or disability such as a mental health problem, dementia or learning disability may be subject to a Deputyship Order so that somebody can manage their affairs on their behalf. Making an Application Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a Deputy for an individual who lacks the mental capacity to make a...
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