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It sometimes happens that you have a personal injury claim being dealt with by a firm of solicitors that closes down. Normally you will get plenty of notice as the closure will be planned and the firm will write to you with advice about the closure, telling you why it is happening, when it...

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A NO NONSENSE GUIDE FOR CLIENTS What is an intervention? An intervention takes place when the SRA closes down a solicitors practice. An intervened firm cannot act for its clients. Why does the SRA intervene? The SRA intervene to protect the interests of clients, the public...

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Child support is now calculated by reference to the non resident parent's gross weekly income, the details of which are provided by HRMC on a computer link to the Child Maintenance Service. Of course, that would be the last completed tax information which may be somewhat out of date. It...

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As a result of new Government proposals announced on the 30th July 2014, children from the age of 10 will be able to speak to a Judge dealing with any dispute between their parents regarding their day to day arrangements. These changes are to be implemented as soon as possible. When a...

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You may have heard of the term "personal chattels”. These words have a specific legal definition that will soon be changed by the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 for estates from October 2014. The current legal meaning of "personal chattels” is quite old-fashioned because it...

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