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Six-figure settlement obtained for client after sustaining serious orthopaedic injuries in Germany

Siobhan Thomas

18.05.2021

The Serious Injury Team at Moore Barlow have recently obtained a six-figure sum in settlement for a client who sustained serious orthopaedic injuries whilst working in Germany. The incident occurred when our client tripped over a ladder on the floor which was obscured by some polythene sheeting being used to divide the work area. Our […]

Personal injury

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Paws for thought – where there’s a Will, there’s a way!

Libby Wardle

17.05.2021

There are several considerations to think about when preparing a Will, but pets can often be overlooked. As a Labrador and horse owner myself, I like to think I would consider them when preparing my own Will, but the reality is I just assume I will outlive them, or my family would take them on! […]

Wills tax and trusts

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A day in the legal life of a trainee solicitor

Moore Barlow

14.05.2021

Moore Barlow’s Rural Services team is now a leading regional and London team, and we want to hear from trainee candidates interested in a career in agricultural law, so we can bring on the next generation of lawyers in this niche sector. Harry Jones is our first Rural Services trainee. His family trains racehorses, and […]

Careers

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Water supply for rural country properties

Rebecca Langmead

13.05.2021

When we buy and sell rural properties on behalf of clients, the topic of water supply frequently crops up – it is, after all, key to most land transactions. However, if you’re a landowner and supplying water privately to other people’s properties, you should ask yourself the following: Do I know where my water is […]

Rural services

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Working a farm in a shifting environment

Anita Symington

13.05.2021

In November last year – following passing of the Agriculture Act 2020 (discussed in the last edition of Rural News) – Defra published The Path to Sustainable Farming: an Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024. This plan is to reduce and then stop direct payments between 2021 and 2024 and introduce the environmental land management approach to […]

Real estate | Rural services

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Right road back to the office

Katherine Maxwell

12.05.2021

The Government’s roadmap out of the current lockdown has undoubtedly been welcome news for employers, who can now start planning to reopen their businesses and bring their employees back to work. However, when putting these plans in place, there are many issues to consider, some of which we’ve outlined below: Effective communication and good planning […]

Covid recovery | Employment

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Kalifa Review on the UK Fintech sector

John Warchus

12.05.2021

The UK fintech sector has been a vibrant growth story over the past decade or so and, not surprisingly, the UK Government and the sector itself is keen to ensure that it stays that way. In 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak commissioned a report into the UK fintech sector by Ron Kalifa […]

Commercial

Case study

Delayed diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis led to total sight loss

Denise Deakin

11.05.2021

Moore Barlow’s Clinical Negligence team helped to secure compensation for a woman who lost her sight after delays in diagnosing giant cell arteritis. Our client presented to a regional eye unit with partial loss of vision in her right eye. The doctor attending her failed to undertake an adequate history or examination and negligently put […]

Clinical negligence

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What does mental capacity mean?

Frances Hemus

11.05.2021

Mental capacity is having the ability to make a decision, such as: what to wear; whether to have surgery or how to manage finances or property. The more serious decisions can have legal consequences. With matters involving complex or major decisions, it may be necessary to have a professional opinion on capacity, which could be […]

Court of protection | Wills tax and trusts

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The new form of a Section 8 Notice Housing Act

Georgina Dudman

11.05.2021

From 4 May 2021, the prescribed form of notice seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 will be replaced and a new form must be used. In addition, the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Form) (Moratorium Debt) (Consequential Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 have been created and outline the legal protections available under […]

Real estate

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NHS Continuing Healthcare post Covid funding

Nicholas Endean

10.05.2021

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, many hospital inpatients were relocated to care and nursing homes in order to free up beds for the looming crisis. As part of this rapid movement out of an acute setting, many patients were given what has been known as COVID funding for that placement. […]

Community care

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Farmers, mind your head

William Bond

10.05.2021

In 1964 Bob Dylan sang ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ and today this song holds particularly true for rural life and the farming sector. These areas have seen incessant cutting of subsidies, Brexit, and changes in the law that have not only required changing practices but have impacted incomes too. There’s also greater pressure to […]

Real estate | Rural services


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