70% rise in the number of sexual discrimination cases

Figures from the Ministry of Justice show a staggering increase in the number of sexual discrimination cases in the workplace last year. A reported 70% increase, which equates to 9,340 cases, compared with 520 the previous year. Overall however, only three in ten cases resolved in a employment tribunial were successful. This raises the question […]

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We are Recruiting!

Residential and/or Commercial Property Lawyer Required Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive required due to steadily increasing caseload. We provide a personal service to clients, supported by the latest technology. Role includes freehold, leasehold and leasehold enfranchisement. Interest in continuing development of new technology welcome. We are a professional, friendly and diverse firm in Orpington, Kent. Please send […]

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Largest divorce settlement in history is expected this week

The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezo looks set to receive the largest divorce settlement in history as a judge is expected to sign papers this week transferring Amazon shares worth $38.bn to her. Mackenzie Bezos was married to her husband for 25 years and the couple have four children together. Ms Bezos has said […]

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Cyclist faces bankruptcy after collision with pedestrian

A cyclist who knocked down a pedestrian, could face bankruptcy from the resulting legal bills. The incident took place on London Bridge, when the pedestrian, thought to be looking at her phone whilst crossing the road, was knocked over. It is stated that the cyclist was travelling through a green light and that he was […]

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Judge asked to decide which parent died first in inheritance dispute

In an unprecedented case, two step-sisters have asked a judge to decide which of their parents died first, in a battle over inheritance. The deceased couple were both found dead together. However, one step-sister maintains that the condition of the deceased lady’s body suggests that she died first, which would mean that her father briefly […]

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Our family department have received a glowing review from a satisfied client

Our family department have exceed a client’s expectations: ‘I could not have wished for a better service, all our needs and questions were answered above and beyond our expectations’

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Aretha Franklin’s handwritten Will leads to family dispute.

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, who died in August 2019 aged 76, was thought to have died without a Will. That was until a handwritten Will, believed to have been written in 2014, and found in a cushion cover suggested otherwise. In the handwritten Will, the singer had requested that her youngest son act […]

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The latest Personal Injury Newsletter is now available!

  Our latest edition of the Thomas Dunton Personal Injury Newsletter is now available to download by following the link below: PI Newsletter Web Version (3MB) Or if you would like a paper copy, please call our offices. Alternatively, why not sign up for all our latest newsletters, which cover different aspects of the law […]

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Property prices on the up!

According to figures released in Rightmove’s June House Price Index, the price of a house has risen by an average of 0.3%. In real terms, this means that the price of a newly-marketed property is £309,348. This is despite a backdrop of political uncertainty. To learn more about the Rightmove’s House Price Index report, click […]

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The Bank of Mum and Dad still helping children get on the property ladder

Legal and General, in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research, have conducted a survey which suggests that parents’ lending to their children has increased in the last year. It is suggested that the bank of mum and dad will lend £6.3bn worth of loans this year, an increase on 2018. The average […]

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