Study suggests that footballers are 3 times more likely to die from brain and/or nerve damage

A recent study of 7,676 ex-professional male footballers in Scotland found that they were three times more likely to die from a neurodegenerative illness, which includes Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The link between heading the ball and these illnesses is still unclear, as research is still at the early stages. However, it has […]

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Same-sex marriage law is to be legalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland looks to legalise same-sex marriage as legislation making the changes came into force at midnight after the 21 October deadline passed without a devolved government being reformed. Same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales in July 2013, and came into force in March 2014. The first same-sex wedding taking place on the […]

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Large Employers commit to improve Mental Health Standards in the workplace

Some of the UK’s largest employers have signed up to the mental health at work commitment which strives to improve mental health wellbeing in the workplace. Lloyds Banking Group, Unilever, Deloitte and John Lewis Partnership are among some of the names which have pledged this commitment.  Outlining their intentions in an open letter to The […]

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House Prices on the Up!

A report by the Office for National Statistics show that property values rose by 1.3% in August. The areas that experienced this the most was in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Unfortunately prices did fall in London and the South East. The average price of a UK home is now £235,000 up by £3,000 on […]

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Workers in their 50s more likely to be made redundant

Research from the Office of National Statistics, and analysed for The Telegraph, has revealed that workers in their 50s are twice as likely to be made redundant compared with workers in their 40s. Between April and June, 31,000 workers in their 50s were made redundant compared to 15,000 of those in their 40s. The full […]

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FREE talk on planning for the future – TOMORROW

Don’t forget to come along to our talk tomorrow morning at Orpington Library at 11am. We will be discussing Wills, LPAs and Inheritance Tax. All are welcome and there is no need to book. The talk is an informal way of learning more about the aspects of law that could affect you. There is no […]

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The Queen’s speech outlines stricter regulations for developers and landlords

In her speech today, the Queen spoke of legislation to ensure that developers and landlords are compliant with new safety standards. A new buildings safety regulation will see stricter obligations on those involved in the construction of high-rise dwellings from design, construction and occupation. The new regulation comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower […]

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Parents sue the NHS over Down’s Syndrome misdiagnosis

The parents of a child with Down’s Syndrome have won their case against the NHS after a screening failed to identify that their son had the condition. The case was bought against the Royal Berkshire NHS foundation. Speaking after the judgement their lawyer said that the motivation was to highlight the trust’s culpability and was […]

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More employees working remotely according to new research

The number of remote working jobs has doubled in the last four years according to recent research by CV library. The increase shows that working from home is no longer seen as a perk, but a sensible way of working which can help businesses cut down on costs such as office equipment and utilities. If […]

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Inheritance Tax labelled as ‘unfair’

The housing secretary Robert Jenrick has commented that inheritance tax is ‘unfair’ as people are being taxed twice when property is passed to children and grandchildren. This comment follows Chancellor Sajid Javid’s suggestions that he is considering scrapping the inheritance tax. The tax was originally designed as a taxation of the rich, but since property […]

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