Many victims of domestic violence should get family legal aid: but do they?

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In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force and, consequently, many people have found themselves without access to family legal aid. Read more…

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Fines for health and safety offences set to soar for large organisations

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As of the 1 February 2016, the courts in England and Wales will be using the new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food offences. The guidelines Read more…

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Posted on Feb 5th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Laura Merry elected Secretary to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Child Injury Special Interest Group

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Laura Merry, Senior Associate specialising in catastrophic injuries, has been elected as Secretary to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Child Injury Special Interest Group. The Special Interest Group arranges Read more…

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Posted on Feb 4th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Liquidated damages and penalty clauses: a brief summary of the change in the law

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On 4 November 2015, the Supreme Court changed the previously well-established law relating to liquidated damages and penalty clauses, in the case of Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Read more…

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Posted on Feb 3rd, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Partner Sue Upton reappointed to Headway and Spinal Injury Association 2016 list of specialist solicitors

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Sue Upton has successfully reapplied to be a member of Headway’s and the Spinal Injury Association’s list of specialist solicitors for 2016, having demonstrated expertise in dealing with head injury Read more…

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Posted on Jan 28th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson raises £1,000 for Child Brain Injury Trust on Glow Day

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Lyons Davidson presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Child Brain Injury Trust on 26 Januray 2016, following their fundraising efforts on Glow Day in October 2015. Laura Merry, Senior Read more…

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Posted on Jan 26th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Civil Partnership: A modern alternative to marriage for heterosexual couples?

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The media reported this week that a couple have begun a legal battle at the High Court against the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships. Civil partnerships, which Read more…

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Posted on Jan 25th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Leeds Breakfast Legal Training: Drugs & Alcohol – Managing Workplace Issues

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Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 Time: 9am – 10:15am Venue: St Martins House, Britannia Street, Leeds, LS1 2DZ

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Posted on Jan 14th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Could an error on a court form mean the re-opening of historical divorce settlements?

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A version of the financial disclosure form (Form E) – which was previously available on the HMCTS website – contained an error in its automatic calculator software. It is likely Read more…

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Posted on Jan 13th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Bristol Breakfast Legal Training: Drugs & Alcohol – Managing Workplace Issues

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Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016 Time: 9am – 10:15am Venue: Victoria House, 51 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AD

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Posted on Jan 12th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson