Delay in Family Proceedings

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According to the figures recently published by the Ministry of Justice for the quarter January to March 2019 the number of new private law children applications to the Court has increased by 12% on the equivalent quarter in 2018, raising to 14,131. These cases involved over 32,000 children. If faced with having to make a…

Selby Office

Job Vacancy – Legal Administration Assistant

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Jordans Solicitors are a dynamic Yorkshire law firm with offices in Dewsbury, Horsforth, Selby and Wakefield. With a 70 year record of excellent service, Jordans are a highly acclaimed choice for the West Yorkshire area and beyond. We are looking for a highly-organised and proactive candidate to provide administrative support to our solicitors and fee…

Former Victim has Spoken about his Abuse by the Church

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Former victim who suffered sexual abuse by the Church, has waived his right to anonymity and spoke about his treatment by the Church. Matthew Ineson, from Dewsbury, has spoken to the inquiry and criticised the way the Church of England dealt with him when he made complaints about the sexual abuse he suffered by priest…

Court of Law

Ex-vicar Guilty of 1970’s Indecent Assault

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Granville Gibson, 83 a former archdeacon has been found guilty of a sexual assault on a teenager in the 1970s at Teeside Crown Court. He was convicted of two charges and jailed for 10 months. He was cleared of a third indecent assault charge. Gibson had previously denied indecently assaulting the youth while he was…

Historic Abuse at May Lodge Children’s Home in the 1970s

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Maurice Berry, 64 a former Deputy Officer in charge at May Lodge Children’s Home in Scarborough has been jailed for 13 years following on from a week’s long trial at York Crown Court. He was charged with 18 offences including 13 counts of indecent assault, three counts of indecency with a child and two counts…

Unrepresented PI Litigants To Receive “Expert View” On Claims

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The Ministry of Justice has revealed that unrepresented personal injury claimants under the Government’s whiplash reform programme will receive access to an independent view of their claim and that a new portal for unrepresented claimants is being developed. The Ministry of Justice is working with a group of interested parties to support the development of…


Children in the care of Nottingham Council Report to be Published 31st July 2019

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) investigation has heard evidence of abuse suffered by young people in the care of Nottingham City and County council. The inquiry investigated the inadequacy of institutional responses to allegations of abuse and evidence was heard from council representatives and Nottinghamshire police at the hearing that took place…

Leasehold Properties

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On 9 July 2019, BBC Breakfast covered a story about purchasers of new build properties sold on long leasehold. In many if not all cases of new build properties being sold on a long leasehold basis, the purchaser is placed in a worse position than they would have been had they purchased a similar property…

Cases Of Deadly Sepsis More Than Doubles

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According to NHS England, the number of cases of sepsis has more than doubled in the past two years. New statistics reveal that in 2017/2018 350,344 cases of sepsis were diagnosed, this is in comparison to 169,215 in 2015/2016. It has also been reported that a quarter of patients with sepsis have experienced delays in getting…