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Flour poses a potential risk for bakery workers

Many of us enjoy bread freshly baked at our local supermarkets. However, for the staff baking the bread the results may be less than appetising.

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Government move giving children a voice in court hearings is positive news for families

Justice minister Simon Hughes recently announced that children will have a say in family proceedings in England and Wales in the future during a Voice of the Child annual conference.

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Lasting Power of Attorney Frequently Asked Questions. A guide for St. James’s Place clients.

Download our handy guide (created exclusively for St. James's Place clients) outlining some of the most comment questions our solicitors get asked with regards to LPAs. 

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Report finds surgery patients could be exposed to mad cow disease

A recent report from the House of Commons’, Science and Technology committee has caused increased patient concern after it has come to light that patients are at risk of contracting the human variant of mad cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease [CJD], during surgery.

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New research finds a 70% drop in employment tribunals

The Citizens Advice Bureau has recently published research revealing a 70% decrease in the number of disputes reaching the Employment Tribunal courts as employees are deterred by newly introduced fees. Employers should beware not to abuse this however, say specialists at Linder Myers Solicitors.

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Access to justice for personal injury victims still a concern despite recent report

Last week the Legal Services Board, the independent body responsible for overseeing the regulation of lawyers in England and Wales, released findings of an investigation into access to justice for personal injury victims during the period 1999 to 2013.

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Will Aviva’s new proposals leave victims of whiplash short of much needed compensation?

Earlier this month multinational insurance company Aviva released proposals to abolish cash compensation payouts for individuals making claims for whiplash injuries. In its ‘Road to Reform’ report, Aviva set out plans to reduce the cost of motor insurance while best compensating victims of whiplash. Blaming a ‘compensation culture’ for triggering a flood of claims, Aviva proposes that the only compensation given in whiplash cases should be for medical rehabilitation - abolishing cash payouts for victims of such 'minor' neck injuries.

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How do you stop your estate from becoming another statistic?

In 2014, the latest series of the popular daytime television programme ‘Heir Hunters’ was aired by the BBC. The programme highlights attempts by probate researchers to track down long-lost heirs to a deceased individual’s estate. The programme attracts over a million viewers, some of whom no doubt hope for a telephone call informing them of an unexpected inheritance.

Sian Morris, Linder Myers Solicitors, charity cycle

Healthy body, Beautiful Minds for local solicitor

Linder Myers medical negligence legal executive Sian Morris completed a charity cycle from Sheffield to Cleethorpes and back on Sunday 20th July completing the challenge in 10 hours and five minutes.

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