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Five Fact Friday - Election day

Chris Hall
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There is now less than one week until polling day and, as an antidote to the election fatigue most of us are feeling, it is worth looking at some of the more interesting laws relating to elections and the Parliament generally. So, here are five facts about...

Head of Personal Injury Wins National Award

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Emma Menzies , head of our award-winning Personal Injury team , has been awarded the title of " Defendant Lawyer of the Year " at the National Personal Injury Awards . Emma was praised as a “ model professional ", and the...

Dutton Gregory Ready To Get Back On Board At Southampton Sailing Week!

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Southampton Sailing Week 2020 will have the same Property and Legal Cup Sponsors as the 2019 event as Dutton Gregory are set to return. The leading solicitors, who operate out of six offices across the country including Southampton, Winchester and...

Airbnb and Assured Shorthold Tenancies: What can a landlord do?

Tom Whatley
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Since being founded in 2008, Airbnb has gone from the complete unknown to having hosted roughly 400 million guests worldwide. Surprisingly a year after its launch, the company was struggling to break-even but now has 31 offices and is estimated to have more...

Five Fact Friday - Strange Laws

Chris Hall
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Fairly soon we’ll have a new Parliament.  For those campaigning for election, it is perhaps worth remembering some of the strange laws made by some of their predecessors.  Or, as it often turns out, strange laws that people think their...

Don't Mention The F Word!

Claire Henderson
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Unfortunately, we’ve noticed Clinical Negligence claims involving falls in hospitals are still common, especially among the elderly. Falls can happen for a number of reasons and not all of them will be because of negligence.    ...

£57,938 raised by Propertymark team in aid of homlessness

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Over 100 Propertymark agents and supporters, including Dutton Gregory Senior Partner Robert Bolwell, took part in a charity sleep out to raise £57,938 to support homeless young people in the UK. On the 21 st November, a team of over 100 individuals,...

Five Fact Friday - Floods

Chris Hall
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With parts of England still underwater and more wet weather to come, many people, organisation and even animals are doing their bit to help. Indeed, it has been announced that three families of beavers are to be introduced on land managed by the...

Associate Solicitor, Helen Clarkson, announced as Chair of Young Resolution Hampshire

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Local fast-growing law firm Dutton Gregory Solicitors is delighted to announce Associate Solicitor, Helen Clarkson, as the new Chair of Young Resolution Hampshire. Resolution is a nationwide community of family justice professionals who commit to working...

Regional Law Firm becomes Finalist for National Awards

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Dutton Gregory Solicitors , a growing regional practice offering legal expertise across Dorset and Hampshire, has become a finalist for four separate categories at this years’ Personal Injury Awards 2019. The Personal Injury Awards are...

Five Fact Friday - Lotteries

Chris Hall
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Next week marks the 25 th anniversary of the first National Lottery draw.  For £1 per ticket, players could guess which six out of 49 balls would be drawn with each ticket having a one-in-14-million chance of being a winner. To mark the...

Commercial Service Charge: what do you need to consider?

Rachel McNulty
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Generally, service charge provisions in a lease are only required where the lease is for part of a building or part of a large estate (i.e. industrial estate, shopping centre, business park). During the initial lease negotiations between a landlord and...

The Role of an Inquest in Clinical Negligence Claims

Claire Henderson
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An inquest is sometimes held when a person has died and their death was either sudden and the cause is unknown, unnatural and or violent. Depending on the circumstances of the death, a member of the family of the deceased can request the matter be referred...

Five Fact Friday - Berlin Wall

Chris Hall
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This Saturday (9 th November 2019) marks the 30 th anniversary of one of the most important events in recent history, the fall of the Berlin Wall.  To mark the occasion, here are five fascinating facts about facades, fortifications, borders,...

Five Fact Friday - Bonfire Night

Chris Hall
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It will soon be that time of year again when bonfires burn and fireworks flash.  In order to ignite your interest, here are five fiery facts about illegal illuminations, prosecuted plotters and more! 1. All’s flare in love and war It is...

MOVING HOME? BE PREPARED

David Blackmore
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MOVING HOME? BE PREPARED Moving house is often classified as one of life’s most stressful events, with a recent poll ( Yopa, 2019 ) voting a move to be more nerve-wracking than getting a divorce, with 60% of people admitting they were put off...

Dutton Gregory Solicitors Achieves Another Record Win for Clients

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Dutton Gregory Solicitors Achieves Another Record Win for Clients October 2019 This month Carol Maunder, Partner at the firm and Head of Clinical Negligence settled a case for her client, a 12 year old boy, for £12.86 million . Suffering from...

Clinical Negligence Claims - Snooze and You Will Lose!

Claire Henderson
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Clinical Negligence Claims - Snooze and You Will Lose! Think you or a loved one have a potential Negligence claim? Get in touch with our expert Clinical Negligence team now to discuss: 01202 315005 or contact@duttongregory.co.uk In clinical...

A 'Frightful' Five Fact Friday - Halloween

Chris Hall
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Whether you’re interested in lore or law, there are plenty of eerie enactments and creepy cases that deal with the supernatural.  As the spooky season is now upon us, here are five fascinating facts about phantoms, felons and all things...

Five Fact Friday: Misrepresentation

Chris Hall
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This week it was revealed, following an investigation, that only 1% of the bulbs sold at Amsterdam’s famous floating flower market, ever blossom.  That spells trouble for those sellers touting their tulips to tourists but it’s also an...

Recognition in top legal rankings for regional law firm Dutton Gregory

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Dutton Gregory is celebrating after several of its departments and many of its leading individuals throughout Hampshire and Dorset were recognised in the Legal 500 Directory 2019.  The Legal 500 series analyses the capabilities of law firms worldwide...

Five Fact Friday: Compulsory Purchase Orders

Chris Hall
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Tomorrow marks the 40 th anniversary of the publication of the Hitchhiker’ Guide to the Galaxy.  *Spoiler alert*.  For those who haven’t read the book (or watched film, or watched the TV series or listened to the radio play…),...

Five Fact Friday: The Supreme Court's Flying Circus

Chris Hall
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the Supreme Court has been in the news recently.  What you may not know is that it also celebrated its 10 th birthday this week. Moreover, another British...

Looking into Personal Injury: Accident at Work Claims

Emma Menzies
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Every year hundreds of thousands of accidents occur at work. These might involve heavy lifting or inadequate training on how to lift, using defective equipment or machinery or it could be another employee’s error. We’re taking an insider look at...

No additional Stamp Duty on uninhabitable properties - a win for developers

Claire Bunton
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Have you bought a derelict property since March 2016? Did you pay a SDLT surcharge on the purchase of that property?  If so, you could be due a refund.  On 1 st April 2016, the government introduced the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for...