Experience Legal PA required

We are looking for an experienced Legal PA required to assist a senior solicitor dealing primarily with Dispute Resolution, in particular Personal Injury, cases. To apply or seek further information, please contact Alison Routley, Office Manager, on 01689 822554 or email recruitment@thomasdunton.co.uk. Applications through agencies will not be considered.

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48% of couples who live together mistakenly think that common law marriage exists

48% of people believe that they common law marriage exists according to a survey by the British Social Attitudes Survey. Click here to read the full report. If you and your partner are not married, you do not have the same legal rights as those that are. A cohabitation/living together agreement is therefore a wise choice. It […]

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Client Satisfaction Survery 2018 – the results are in!

We think it’s vitally important to maintain and enhance the highest standards of service, and so we ask each client to complete an anonymous questionnaire after we have worked for them. The 2018 results from these questionnaires have now been collated and the replies to some of the most important questions are listed below: 94% […]

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New Domestic Abuse Bill unveiled

Today, the Prime Minister will unveil the flagship Domestic Abuse Bill, although still in draft, which will include economic abuse. This relates to situations were access to money or assets is controlled by a partner. Often hidden in plain sight, this is one area of domestic abuse that has not been included in the past. […]

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Family win the right to a second inquest into pollution-related death

The parents of a nine-year old girl have won the right to a second inquest into air pollution which may have contributed to the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah. The child lived 25 yards from one of London’s busiest roads and died in 2013. During her life she was plagued with breathing problems and had three […]

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Earl’s daughter loses battle to contest Will

Lady Tara Wellesley has lost her legal battle for a larger share of her father’s £1.3 million estate after being left £20,000 on his death. Lady Wellesely was estranged from her father, and had not seen him for 26 years before his death. She now lives in a council estate and is unable to work […]

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Amazon chief and wife divorce without a pre-nuptial agreement

Jeff Bezos and his wife did not have a prenuptial agreement when they married, which means that now they are divorcing, Mrs Bezos is entitled to half of his estimated $137bn fortune. If you are thinking of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement before you marry, we can help. Call our family department today to arrange […]

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New Year, New job?

If you are thinking of looking for a new job this month then you’ll be pleased to learn that employers are offering higher starting salaries for permanent jobs, according to an article in the Telegraph today. The ‘candidate’s market’ is fuelled by a shortage of suitable candidates to fill permanent roles. This shortfall meant that […]

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Today is D-Day

Today has been labelled D-Day or Divorce Day by some newspaper sources, as law firms report an increase in enquiries from unhappy couples who are looking to divorce their partner. This sharp rise in January is often attributed to couples deciding to split after spending time with each other over the festive period. Today is […]

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A rethink over legal aid

Following the case of fugitive Jack Shepherd being granted legal aid to appeal his six-year prison sentence, MPs have called for a review.  Some are saying that this case, which found Mr Shepherd guilty of manslaughter following a speedboat accident, was ‘an abuse of taxpayer’s money’ and that it ‘undermines public confidence’ that a fugitive […]

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