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Qaiser’s Climbing Kilimajaro

Qaiser’s undertaking this incredible challenge in support of Mind, the Mental Health Charity.

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Chancellor puts the brakes on for Brexit

The continuing uncertainty over Brexit saw the Chancellor deliver a Spring Statement that was more holding plan than action plan.

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£66m acquisition advertised in Property Week

RIAA Barker Gillette’s role in advising Balfe Ltd on part of their £66m acquisition advertised in Property Week

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The Highly Contentious ‘Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018’

While it may appear that Brexit is the only topic of conversation in government today, at the beginning of February Parliament met to discuss The Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018, which unlike its name has been highly contentious since its inception.

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A bonus for shared ownership buyers

First-time buyers who bought a shared ownership property in the last twelve months should check if they are due a refund on any stamp duty paid.

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Greater protection for pregnant women and new parents

New proposals to give pregnant women and new mothers returning to work greater protection from being treated unfairly were published in January by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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Can you ever be too young to create a Lasting Power of Attorney?

While most Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are created by the elderly, mental capacity issues can strike at any age. Anyone can fall foul of an illness or accident which leaves them incapacitated or even in a coma.

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Death and taxes are said to be the two certainties of life…

While we often stop and have a moan about taxes; very little thought is often given to death itself.

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Veganism and employment law

With the launch of the Greggs’ vegan sausage roll, as well as Marks and Spencer launching their vegan food range, everyone was jumping on the band wagon that was Veganuary.

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New trade mark rules simplify counterfeit challenges

A branding challenge toppled the golden arches when a small Irish fast food company managed to block the international McDonald's food chain from trademarking the terms Big Mac and Mc throughout Europe.

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Avoid the ‘common law’ marriage myth this Valentine’s

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Misbehaviour at the office Christmas party?

Litigation involving the antics of misbehaving employees at the office Christmas party have not only shown that sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, but that on occasion the long-awaited Christmas party can go badly wrong.

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