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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Bosses kicking heels over request for reduced hours due to disability

Q:  I am suffering from a long term illness. Although the illness itself does not affect my ability to do my job normally, due to the effects of the illness I am no longer able to carry on working a full day. After discussing the problem with my GP I asked my employers to reduce my hours to fit around the illness. They agreed to look into the matter and I know they have asked my GP for a report. They have also contacted an Occupational Therapist and I believe they have spoken to their solicitors, but nothing further seems to be happening. What should I do now?

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Q&A - Can I get compensation for lost earnings due to rugby match injury?

Q:  I play rugby for my local team. Recently I suffered a broken leg when I was tackled by a player in the other team and as a result I am off work. Can I get compensation for lost earnings?

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Q&A - Will I have to pay CGT if I sell of some of my land?

Q:  I am thinking of taking early retirement and am looking to sell off part of my land in order to reduce my mortgage and fund other ventures including setting up a business. Would I be liable for Capital Gains Tax on the sale of the land?

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Q&A - Do I have a right to any of my husband's pension?

Q:  My husband has walked out after twenty eight years of marriage. I am devastated and terrified about how I will manage in the future as I don't work. He says he is going to retire and that when he is

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Q&A - Can right of way be lost because neighbour has blocked access?

Q:  My mother lives in a terraced house. External access to her rear garden is via a shared path or directly through her own French windows. She wasn't worried when her next door neighbour erected a fence two years ago, effectively blocking the shared path to the garden.. However, another neighbour says she could lose this right of way unless she opposes the fence. Is this correct?

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Q&A - Can I get restrictive covenants removed from redundancy agreement?

Q:  I am awaiting details of a redundancy package which I am expecting will contain the same restrictions as those in my contract of employment, in respect of client confidentiality and work I may do elsewhere with another company. So that I am armed with information in the event that my assumptions are correct, is there any way that I could get such covenants removed? After all, I have no choice about leaving the company and I need to get another job to support myself and my family.

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Q&A - Can my employer share data about me that's held on file?

Q:  When I applied for my current job there were many unnecessary questions on the application form that I was required to answer.   How can I discover if my employer is holding this information on file and whether it is held accurately? As I supplied the information, is he legally entitled to pass it on?

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Q&A - Does daughters injury sustained on bouncy castle warrant compensation?

Q: My 5 year old recently attended a party at a Play Centre where there was a small bouncy castle. No-one restricted the number of children going on it and my daughter got pushed off, causing her shoulder to become dislocated. She was in a lot of pain and unable to attend school for 6 weeks. She is still under the hospital. My wife took unpaid leave to care for her. Can we claim compensation?

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Q&A - Do I need a solicitor present at my mothers inquest?

Q: My mother died in hospital and there is going to be an inquest.  Do I need legal representation?

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Q&A - Can we avoid paying care home fees?

Q: My mother needs residential care but we are worried about the cost depleting her assets, including her £475,000 home which passed to her when my Father died 18 months ago.  What can we do?

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