Law thoughts: you say tomato…

Law thoughts: tomatoes

In the case of Nix v Hedden [1893], the United States Supreme Court had to decide whether a tomato was a vegetable or fruit within the meaning of the Tariff Read more…

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Posted on Mar 13th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson at the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2019

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

On Monday, 4 March, members of Lyons Davidson attended the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair at the First Direct Arena.

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Posted on Mar 13th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Replacement vehicle: why am I being asked about my finances at the time of the accident?

replacement vehicle credit hire

You’ve been involved in an accident and you need a replacement vehicle.  You contact your insurance company, who put you in touch with another company.  You sign some forms and Read more…

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Posted on Mar 12th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Careless driving: does the punishment fit the crime?

Careless driving

Carol Boardman, mother of Chris Boardman, was tragically killed by a pick-up truck after falling from her bicycle in July 2016. The driver was prosecuted for the offence of causing Read more…

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Posted on Mar 7th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

National Apprenticeship Week 2019: Lyons Davidson and apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

For National Apprenticeship Week 2019, which runs from 4-8 March, Katherine Howells-Price, Scotland and Specialist Litigation Divisional Manager, looks at the instrumental role Lyons Davidson has played in developing legal Read more…

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Posted on Mar 6th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: Statutory Adoption Leave is 52 Weeks

Statutory Adoption Leave

Stats from Coram BAAF, the membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters, say that 3,820 children were adopted from care in England in the year ending 31 March 2018, Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Dementia Friends training

In the final two weeks of January, we invited our partner charity the Alzheimer’s Society into our offices to deliver Dementia Friends Awareness training to staff who had volunteered to Read more…

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Posted on Feb 18th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Probate fees restructure: who will benefit?

The government has put forward draft proposals to change the current probate fees structure – but who will benefit from these changes? The public purse? Beneficiaries of an estate? The Read more…

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Posted on Feb 6th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Attention landlords: Deregulation Act 2015 now applies to all assured shorthold tenancies

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced important changes to when landlords of property let on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) can serve Section 21 notices in order to gain possession of their Read more…

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Posted on Feb 4th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Divorce rate peaks in January

With online divorces now possible, this means an application can be lodged at court at any time and, according to official figures, the divorce rate peaked with 455 people applying Read more…

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Posted on Jan 28th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

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