A temporary ban on bouncy castles?

There are calls for a temporary ban on bouncy castles until regulations are tighten up on their use. MP Robert Halfon has called for the temporary ban following twenty incidents since 2011 and two tragic deaths. The call is in response to a serious incident when a 30ft inflatable slide collapsed at a fireworks display […]

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Are you thinking of challenging a Will?

The number of people challenging Wills has risen over the last few years. Our lives, and those of our loved ones, are becoming increasingly more complex; second marriages, cohabitating couples and estranged children now form an integral part of many modern family units. This, combined with an increase in the value of people’s estates, and […]

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House Prices fall in London

A report by the London Central Portfolio has shown that house prices in London have dropped to an all time low and are now lower than they were during the financial crisis. Brexit uncertainty and Stamp Duty increases are thought to be contributory factors. The drop in prices has also been recorded across England and […]

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Victims of the blood scandal signed away legal rights

It is widely reported that over 1,200 patients who were infected with HIV, signed away their legal rights to further legal action. After signing the contracts, they were then told that they had also been infected with Hepatitis C. The contracts were signed in 1991 and most patients received £24,000 in compensation depending on their […]

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TUI sued by holidaymakers

It is believed that over 400 holiday makers are suing travel operator TUI after they became ill whilst on one of the firm’s expensive all -inclusive holidays. In an article in The Sunday Times, it states that the holiday makers suffered from a sickness bug called Cyclospora. This is caused by a parasite which is […]

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Full house at our recent library talk

We had a full house at our recent library talk on Wills, LPAs and Inheritance Tax. We hope that all that attended found it informative. We offer these information talks for free and welcome questions from the audience. The next talk will be held at Orpington library on 20th November at 11am. All are welcome. […]

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94% of people do not have a lasting power of attorney

The Co-Op have commissioned the largest survey in the UK into death and bereavement and their findings provide chilling reading. Their survey of 30,000 responses showed that 94% of people do not have a lasting power of attorney (LPA). Having lasting power of attorneys can not be underestimated, as they provide peace of mind for […]

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FREE talk on Wills & LPAs – 16th October

Come along to our free talk on Wills & LPAs tomorrow (16th October)  to find out more about the merits of having a Will, LPAs and also how the law can protect you. It’s a friendly, informal talk, held at Orpington Library at 11am. No need to book and all are welcome.

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The Council of Licensed Conveyancers call for more transparency in costs

The Council of Licensed Conveyancers have set out guidelines for their members on how to provide clear and transparent information on their costs and fees for consumers. This will also include Conveyancers disclosing to clients if they have received a fee for their business. It will help consumers make an informed decision about who to […]

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Compensation delayed for Coal Miners

The Mirror reports on its discovery of memos from British Coal bosses that reveal their plans to make it difficult for miners to claim compensation for work related illnesses, predominately lung diseases. More than half a million ex-miners eventually won damages of £2.4 billion, however the process lasted years and meant that the final claims […]

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