• 19 OCT 17
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    Does being a genius affect financial settlements in divorce?

    Does being a genius affect financial settlements in divorce?

    Footballer Ryan Giggs is arguing that his football skills make him a ‘genius’ and therefore, he should receive more financial assets in his divorce settlement. Family Law specialist, Louise Daniel, explains and explores the precedent set by past divorce cases. A special contribution While the former Manchester United player is undoubtedly one of the most

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    • 13 OCT 17
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    How much maintenance should I be paying for my children?

    How much maintenance should I be paying for my children?

    Working out how much child maintenance you should be paying can be complicated and time consuming. Family solicitor, Mark Taylor explains the how the process works. Child maintenance is not dealt with by courts. For years it has been calculated according to a formula under the Child Support Agency and more recently under the Child

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    • 02 OCT 17
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    Graham scales new heights to complete Alps challenge

    Graham scales new heights to complete Alps challenge

    WHN’s Graham Ireland has raised nearly £7,000 for two local charities after completing the punishing ‘Cycle the Alps’ challenge. Sixty-year-old Graham cycled a gruelling 590-mile route through the French Alps, climbing 56,600 ft of unforgiving mountainside – the same altitude as Mount Everest placed on top of K2. Graham, head of the conveyancing team at

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    • 01 OCT 17
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    Cash flow is likely to suffer due to new debt rules

    Cash flow is likely to suffer due to new debt rules

    The pre-action protocol for debt claims could have severe implications for businesses that are owed money by individuals or sole traders. Amy Richardson discusses the main issues. The protocol comes into effect on 1 October and does not bode well for businesses providing goods and services on credit terms to consumers or sole traders. The

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    • 25 SEP 17
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    What to do if you’re a victim of medical negligence

    What to do if you’re a victim of medical negligence

    Standards of healthcare in the UK are traditionally very high. Sadly, though, the current financial strain on the NHS means poor outcomes for patients are more common. Pam Roberts explains the options if this happens to you. Medical or clinical negligence occurs when substandard health care results in pain, injury or mental problems that would

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    • 18 SEP 17
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    What are my workplace rights as an apprentice?

    What are my workplace rights as an apprentice?

    Apprentices are employees, with the same rights and protections as other staff members – and in some cases apprentices have extra rights. Michael Shroot discusses the key issues. Even though apprentices are trainees, they can expect a regular wage, holidays, fair working hours, rest breaks, notice periods, benefits, grievance and dismissal procedures, sick pay and

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    • 12 SEP 17
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    Debt recovery: How to manage relationships with debtors

    Debt recovery: How to manage relationships with debtors

    Late payment of invoices is a common cause of cash flow difficulties. Sara Beaumont reveals some effective ways of getting your cash in more efficiently. Why it pays to know your customers The importance of knowing your customers is crucial to ensuring you get your bills paid in full and on time. You should research

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    • 07 SEP 17
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    WHN drives 10 years of fund-raising for hospice

    WHN drives 10 years of fund-raising for hospice

    WHN Solicitors’ charity golf day has raised £6,170 for Rossendale Hospice – taking the firm’s fundraising from its golf days over the last decade to £47,000. The 2017 event saw nineteen teams tee off at Rossendale Golf Club, including Handelsbanken, who won the competition, Barclays, Peel Group, Moore & Smalley, Best Supportive Tenancies and Lancashire

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    • 02 SEP 17
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    What happens if my parent develops dementia and there is no lasting power of attorney?

    What happens if my parent develops dementia and there is no lasting power of attorney?

    As September is World Alzheimer’s Month, it’s worth considering the thorny legal issue of what happens if a loved one develops dementia without having put in place lasting powers of attorney (LPA). World Alzheimer’s Month highlights the wide-ranging problems facing people with dementia and their families – and the lack of an LPA is among

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    • 30 AUG 17
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    Why unmarried parents must re-register their children when their status changes

    Why unmarried parents must re-register their children when their status changes

    Do you need to re-register the birth of a child born when you are unmarried and later tie the knot? An outdated law says you do. Katharine Marshall explains why. The 21st Century family is again the focus of media attention, with questions being asked about changing a child’s surname when unmarried parents tie the

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