JOB VACANCY – Legal Secretary

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Legal Secretary – Family – Wakefield Client focused Family Legal Secretary sought for a well-established Wakefield practice. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a legal family secretary to join our outstanding law firm on a full time, permanent basis. Jordans Solicitors are a dynamic Yorkshire law firm with offices in Dewsbury, Horsforth, Selby and Wakefield….

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Free Wills and Probate Legal Advice Clinic

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We are pleased to announce that our first free Wills and Probate Legal Advice Clinic will be held at the Horsforth office on Wednesday the 23rd January 2019 between 10am – 11 am and 1pm – 3 pm. Subsequent clinics will also be held at the same times on the following dates: 30th January 2019…

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Abuse at Mulbery Court Residential Home, Luton

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Luton Borough Council has confirmed their inquiry into Mulbery Court Residential Homes run by Runwood Homes Ltd relieved that “abuse did occur”. Mrs Savage, the widower of her late husband Kenneth Savage, who suffered the abuse and neglect at Mulbery Court confirms that her “family are in bits to have had this confirmed by the…

More People than Ever are Making a Will

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Do you have a Will? ‘The Will writing industry in 2018 report’ found that 6% more of the population made a Will in 2018. Encouragingly, 45% of people in Great Britain now have a Will, this figure has increased from 39% recorded in 2017. However, this still means that the majority of people still have…

West Yorkshire Police Arrest 55 Men

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Police have arrested 55 men from Dewsbury, Batley and Bradford in connection with historical child sex abuse. West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that the arrests began in November 2018. Seven women have made claims that they were abused between 2002 and 2009 when they were children. Detective Inspector Ian Thornes has made the following statement:…

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“Gig Economy” Update – Court of Appeal Confirms Uber Drivers are Workers

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In December 2018 the Court of Appeal made the latest ruling in the long running case to decide whether Uber drivers are workers or self-employed independent contractors. This is important because workers have significant statutory rights, including the right to receive the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay. In a majority decision the Court of…

Have You Had Problems Closing A Deceased’s Bank Account?

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It has recently been reported in the news that Santander has been fined nearly £33 million pounds for failing to pass on the assets of 40,428 deceased customers to their personal representatives and beneficiaries. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) concluded that they improperly retained a total of £183 million pounds, and did not cooperate fully…

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Dangers of Handwritten Prescriptions Brought to Light

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Anyone who has been to see their doctor and received a prescription will be familiar with how difficult it can be to decipher the long and complicated name of the medication written by your GP. The average man on the street could be forgiven for not understanding the difference between one medication and another but…

Former Youth Football Coach Dies in Car Crash

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Michael Carson, known as Kit Carson, 75, died on the day he was to stand trial. Mr Carson was a former youth football coach for Peterborough United, Cambridge United and Norwich City football clubs. Mr Carson’s car left the road and hit a tree on the A1303 near Bottisham at 9.45am on Monday, and he…

Noticed the Right Notice?

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Dealing with a tenant eviction can be tricky – the late or non-payment of rent, anti-social behaviour or damage to your property can all sour the relationship and make what you felt like was a good business venture a stressful situation with the only way out to evict your problematic tenant. There are prescribed procedures…