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An article published in community care, an online resource for social workers, has highlighted the difficulties those involved with children’s services and any subsequent care proceedings are faced with in light of the recent cuts to services. The article refers to a debate held in April of this year and hosted by Bristol Senior Family...
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There has been wide coverage in the media of the potential increase to Probate fees. However, as we stand today this has not been implemented and there has been no fixed date for this.  Under the proposed plans, which have been opposed by many such as the Law Society, Probate fees would be linked to...
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A property chain is a number of linked conveyancing sale and purchase transactions that are all reliant upon each part of the chain to complete. Chains can be short, i.e. you are selling your property to a first time buyer and you are buying a property that is empty.  Chains can also be quite long...
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Mental Health is a complicated business. Conditions are not easy to diagnose, doctors can disagree on which disorder a person is suffering from, or even if they have a mental health condition at all.   Those with mental disorders might have a host of specific needs in court on top of those of the typical...
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An increase in the number of couples choosing to cohabit in the last 20 years has led to a rise in complex and often costly legal disputes when relationships break down. Recent research highlighted that around 1 in 4 people living together think they have the same legal protections as married couples. Currently in England...
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Hewitts are proud to be supporting Together 21, a project under the Pioneering Care Partnership, as our chosen charity for 2019. The project, based in Newton Aycliffe, started in April 2017 and provides support and education to children and families with Down Syndrome.  In fact, the project is the only organisation based in the north...
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Great news for the North East as Thirteen Housing Group announces plans to invest over £1 billion over the next five years into improving homes for existing customers as well as building new homes.  Some of these new homes will be available on the Help to Buy: Shared Ownership scheme. You can read more about...
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In a dramatic climax the jury returned guilty verdicts in the case of R v Sally Metcalfe, the hapless Coronation Street Councillor caught up in fraud, money laundering and bribery.   As viewers will know, poor Sally appears to be a victim of Duncan’s cunning plan to divert blame elsewhere.   Her fate now lies...
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