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20Aug

Manual Handling at Work Manual Handling at Work

A variety of jobs involve manual handling of some sort, whether that be moving files/boxes around the office, stacking shelves or lifting patients into an ambulance for example.   The Health and Safety Executive has lots of advice and guidance on ensuring employees are safe at work, and that includes manual handling.   8.9 million working days…

03Aug

settlement agreement Why a Cheap Will Could End Up Costing £30k

One legal arrangement we all need to face at some point in our lives is writing a will. While most of us don’t want to think about a time when we are no longer here, making sure your wishes are written down and your property and other assets distributed as you intend can save a…

02Aug

will drafting solicitors The Benefits of a Life Interest Will

If you are writing a will and want to provide a specific benefit for a loved one or other person or protect a property, you can stipulate the terms and conditions through what is called a life interest trust. You might, for example, want to give a member of your family such as a child…

23Jul

The Ambulance Staff Charity Our Charity of the Year

For 2018 we are proud to be supporting The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC).  The charity supports present and past ambulance staff and their families, NHS or independent sectors, in all areas of operation, when they face difficulties.   TASC’s services include:- Psychological rehabilitation and counselling including stress and PTSD support. Physical rehabilitation. Financial grants. Debt advice.…

21Jul

Suspension of Whiplash Reforms

The suspension of whiplash reforms offers scope for improvement, reports The Law Society. The whiplash reforms have long been met with concern by legal professionals across England and Wales.  Plans to increase the small claims limit for motoring claims to £5,000.00 would have drastically reduced injured victims’ ability to obtain rightful compensation. The reforms were…

20Jul

lasting power of attorney legal advice Lasting Power of Attorney Advice

None of us like to think of a time when we are unable to make our own decisions. But a little preplanning and considering the potential of a lasting power of attorney will not only help you keep yourself and your assets safe but also make it much easier for loved ones to provide the…

17Jul

employment law solicitors in Warrington Lasting Power of Attorney and Mental Capacity

An LPA or Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets someone you have designated as an attorney to act on your behalf should you not have the mental capacity to do so yourself. The LPA can be tailored to include decisions concerning your finances and property as well as your health and…

18Jun

Forklift Truck Accident Claims Forklift Truck Accident Claims

Forklift trucks operate in a number of different work environments including on building sites, in warehouses as well as locations like docks and storage facilities. They are a highly effective way of moving heavy goods and equipment from one place to another. Because of their size and the loads they carry, the health and safety…

18Jun

building site accident solicitors Building Site Accident Claims

There’s no doubt that building sites can be exciting and challenging places to work. They can also be pretty dangerous, as any construction worker will tell you. That’s why the people charged with managing these sites and those working in them have to be doubly careful when it comes to health and safety. The good…

18May

will drafting solicitors Will Drafting Services

According to research in the last couple of years, nearly 60% of us Brits don’t have a will made out. While it can be difficult to think about the day we die, ensuring that our assets and property are distributed according to our wishes is one of the most important things we can do. Reasons…

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