November 2020 - Larcomes

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Probate submissions must now be online

November 27, 2020 11:18 am

  As of 2nd November 2020, all probate applications made by solicitors will now have to be conducted online under Ministry of Justice proposals to encourage practitioners to go digital, which should make it easier for individuals to deal with non-contentious grants of probate. Following a government consultation, it was found there was broad support for an online service, due to the benefits of being able to submit applications at any time of day, monitor the progress of cases and receive electronic notifications of developments....
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Guide to Industrial Disease Claims – Richard Hopgood

November 17, 2020 4:16 pm

  Larcomes have a long-established record of obtaining compensation for sufferers of Asbestos related Diseases. We speak to Richard Hopgood, senior solicitor and director at Larcomes, who specialises in representing asbestos disease victims and their families and in dealing with compensation claims for asbestos related pleural thickening, asbestosis, asbestos related lung cancer and mesothelioma. What is an Industrial Disease Compensation Claim? Industrial Disease is a name given to illnesses that are historically linked to substances or working practices that have been found to be harmful to health...
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Victims of domestic abuse and their children to get extra support from councils

November 9, 2020 12:01 pm

  The Coronavirus crisis has seen a huge surge in people contacting domestic abuse helplines, with over 40,000 calls and contacts made to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline during the first three months of the national lockdown and Domestic abuse charity, Refuge said they received 80 per cent more calls than usual in June.  The Domestic Abuse Bill which is currently before Parliament, will come into force in April 2021 and it is expected that thousands of victims of domestic abuse and their children will...
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