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Chris Thorne

Scottish FA consider ban on under 12's heading a football

Expert lawyer says 'don't lose sight of the benefits when weighing up the risks'. Following the Scottish FA's announcement that they are considering a ban on children under 12 heading a football in training, a lawyer specialising in personal injury and medical negligence says risk versus benefit analysis should be carried out before any decisions are made.

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FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST: Laura Martin, Head of Family Law at award-winning law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP

Family law expert secures million pound pay out

A Dorset family law specialist has helped a father secure an order confirming that his two children live with him after an acrimonious battle. Laura Martin, Head of Family Law at award-winning law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP represented the Dorset man in matters concerning his children.

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Karen Perugini Novum Law

New solicitor and new service

Novum Law, the specialist personal injury law firm based in Salisbury and throughout the South of England, has appointed a solicitor to head its new Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning team based in the Woodford Valley.

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Adam Scott, Partner and Joint Head of Private Client

Make writing a Will your new year's resolution

Law firm, Humphries Kirk, is urging people to consider making writing a Will their new year's resolution for 2020. It has been estimated that over half of all adults in the UK do not have a Will. Up to 60% of parents may not have a valid Will, which is the only way to legally specify what parents would like to happen to children aged under 18 if they die. Not having a Will can also leave relatives with additional paperwork and cause delays to inheritance.

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Coles Miller’s £815,000 compensation settlement is a UK first

Coles Miller's £815,000 compensation settlement is a UK first

Dorset law firm Coles Miller has helped a student to claim £815,000 compensation after an alleged hospital error caused permanent damage to her bladder. Coles Miller took legal action against the NHS after the then 17-year-old student's ovarian cyst operation went tragically wrong.

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Nicola Lowe, Managing Partner at Harold G Walker Solicitors

Continued expansion for Harold G Walker

Local law firm, Harold G Walker Solicitors has announced further expansion, with five new recruits joining its team.

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RELATIONSHIP POLICY. Laura Kelleher is a specialist employment solicitor at DC Employment Solicitors, Southampton.

Bosses should heed lessons of McDonald's case, says Hampshire lawyer

A Hampshire employment law specialist is urging bosses to ensure they have a clear stance on personal relationships at work following this week McDonald's CEO case. Laura Kelleher, a solicitor at DC Employment Solicitors, said written guidance on what is and isn't appropriate can help companies deal with any issues as they arise.

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Susan Hall

Festive data protection warning to businesses

The hallowed Christmas tradition of lawyers warning about HR liabilities arising from the office Christmas party has, since the passing of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), been joined by a second set of warning messages about the threat to businesses who send corporate Christmas cards to clients, observes data protection specialist Susan Hall.

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WIN: Solicitor Henrietta Dunkley and Partner Paul Kanolik of Ellis Jones Solicitors who have recovered over £100,000 of a gambler

Ellis Jones wins £100,000 gambling case

A Hampshire and Dorset law firm has scooped a major win against the bookies - reclaiming more than £100,000 of a problem gambler's losses. Ellis Jones Solicitors reclaimed 89 per cent of their client's net losses from a high street bookmaker. Experts from its specialist Betting Disputes Team successfully argued that the betting operator breached the Gambling Commission's social responsibility code because it failed to protect their client as a vulnerable customer The man, aged 32, lost just over £134,000 playing casino games such as roulette, blackjack and a slot machine style game.

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Law firm announces series of free Will advice sessions across Dorset and Somerset

Law firm announces series of free Will advice sessions

Humphries Kirk, is hosting free morning advice sessions at its offices across Dorset and Somerset. The sessions run from 9am until 1pm, with 30-minute appointment slots that should be booked in advance. Topics covered in these appointments include Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the range of financial products and services available.

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Anne Minihane

Can someone with dementia make a will?

With almost one in eight people dying from various forms of dementia it is important to understand where this leaves people when it comes to making a Will, says private capital specialist Anne Minihane from Clarke Willmott LLP who have offices in Southampton. Anne, who is also a panel deputy for the Court of Protection which makes decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who lack mental capacity, says dealing with the affairs of individuals with dementia is likely to become an increasing problem in the coming years

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Michael Veal

Lester Aldridge partner becomes part-time judge

Lester Aldridge is delighted to announce that one of its litigation partners has been appointed to the part-time judicial post of Recorder. Michael Veal has been appointed with effect from 16 September 2019, and will sit on the Western Circuit.

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