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Dutton Gregory Ready To Set Sail

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As part of Southampton Sailing Week 2021, solicitors at Dutton Gregory are not only delighted to confirm their role as sponsors of the event’s ‘Property Cup’ race, but also preparing to win back the title from being its first ever winners. ...

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

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Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease. In this article, specialist solicitor Claire Henderson explains her support for and work involving those facing the disease. From...

Through Gritted Teeth: When Dentistry Goes Wrong

Chloe Hayter
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The majority of people see their dentist twice a year as part of a normal routine and think nothing else about it. But what happens if a recommended treatment goes wrong? And what if it was avoidable? Chloe Hayter from Dutton Gregory’s Clinical...

The Backlash on Whiplash Reforms

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The Government’s Whiplash Reform programme came into force on 31 May 2021. In this article Personal Injury Specialist, Alice Robson explains what this will mean for Claimants. What’s changing? Previously, those who suffered a whiplash injury...

What you should know about 'Cauda Equina Syndrome'

Carol Maunder
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Suffering from lower back pain? Problems in your legs? Dealing with incontinence? The collection of nerves at the end of the spinal cord is known as the ‘cauda equina’, due to its resemblance to a horses tail. Their primary function is...

LANDLORDS! Does your tenancy require an EICR?

Elliott Jurd
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Legal Executive, Elliott Jurd has the answer. The requirement for an EICR or ‘Electrical Installation Conditions Report’, as set out in the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (known as the...

Medical Negligence: Cerebral Palsy

Anne Martin
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There are many different causes of a baby being born with cerebral palsy ; a difficult labour resulting in lack of oxygen to the brain, head trauma, or meningitis. Whilst these are not always caused by medical negligence, Associate Anne Martin explains...

MESH IMPLANTS: Cases are on the rise

Annie Hodjat
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Mesh implants are a, usually synthetic, device used during surgery to strengthen damaged or weakened muscle or tissue to treat prolapse, incontinence and hernias. Used widely across the UK, there have been considerable reports in recent years of patient...

Hattrick of Nominations for the British Conveyancing Awards 2021

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Huge congratulations have been in order this month as three members of Dutton Gregory’s Residential Property team have been shortlisted in categories at this year’s British Conveyancing Awards. Proving excellence in every area of our busy...

Dutton Gregory Welcomes New Executive Trio

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Law firm Dutton Gregory is delighted to announce a hattrick of appointments to meet the demand of two of its thriving property divisions. Graduates Chloe Copping and Lucy Harris have both joined the firm to strengthen its Landlord & Tenant Team,...

The Fragrance Shop ordered to pay rent arrears accumulated throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

Brianna Garley
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In what is sure to be a welcome outcome for commercial landlords, Westfield London’s owners, COMMERZ REAL INVESTMENTGESELLSCHAFT mbh, have won summary judgment against one of their tenants, The Fragrance Shop, for unpaid rents and service charges that...

Thinking of moving in together? Make sure you are in Agreement!

Tom Whatley
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If you and your partner are thinking of renting or buying a property together before getting married, you won’t be surprised to learn you are not alone. In the 10 years from 2009, the proportion of families containing a cohabiting couple increased from...

Jonathan Joins Dutton Gregory Partnership

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After three years of outstanding enthusiasm and achievement since his arrival at the firm, Dutton Gregory is delighted to welcome family law specialist, Jonathan Whettingsteel, as the newest member of its Partnership.  With a decade of experience that...

The Misconceptions of Marriage

Jonathan Whettingsteel
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Having practiced in Family Law for over a decade I have found that there are a number of false beliefs that people say to me time and time again, so in this article I am going to clear up some of the most popular ‘myths’ surrounding separation...

Separating Couples To Be Given Up To £500 Mediation Vouchers

Jonathan Whettingsteel
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Under a new Government scheme separating couples can claim up to £500 towards mediation. This is in order to assist and encourage parties to reach an out of court settlement, although some have suggested it is also to take the strain off of the family...

Update: Recent House of Lords vote on the Fire Safety Bill

Brianna Garley
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The House of Lords have recently voted on the Fire Safety Bill that was drafted by Parliament in response to the Grenfell tragedy. The House of Lords voted 326 to 248 in favour of a motion put forward by the Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, to insert into...

Dutton Gregory welcomes new Residential Property Partner in Bournemouth

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Local law firm Dutton Gregory celebrates the appointment of new Residential Property Partner, Amanda Watts , based in their new and modern Bournemouth office. Heading up Bournemouth’s Residential Property offering, Amanda brings a wealth of...

Do unmarried couples need a will?

Kathryn Loveland-Blockley
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According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) , the number of cohabiting couples in the UK reached five million in 2020. However, without the proper forethought, many of these couples find themselves dealing with complicated legal battles when their...

Celebrating International Women's Day 2021

Annie Hodjat
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"Never give up - to get something you never had, you need to do something you never did." These women in history listed below all failed, persevered and consistently pushed for better. If you have a spare...

How will Budget 2021 affect the housing market?

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During the Budget announcement yesterday, the Government revealed another £65 billion worth of spending has been added to the 2021 budget to support the UK as it eases through the Covid restrictions from the past 12 months. In this article, we outline...

When should you seek legal advice for a family law matter?

Pauline Ellis
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Dealing with a family law matter can be a difficult and emotional time for many. However, it’s important to obtain the advice of a solicitor as early as possible to avoid complications. Senior Associate Solicitor Pauline Ellis  shares a recent...

Funding for Legal Services in England and Wales

Tom Whatley
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The costs of legal proceedings can be daunting for many, especially those seeking divorce or other family law matters. While there are resources and support out there to assist eligible individuals, it can often be difficult to know exactly how these...

Granting a licence for works: A warning to Landlords

Chris Hall
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If you are the long-leaseholder of a flat, have you taken some time recently to read through your lease? We appreciate that, even in the last few months where many have had unexpected time on their hands, reading a lease is not a particularly thrilling use...

Strokes and medical negligence

Michael Kingman
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Strokes can sometimes seriously impact an individual’s quality of life. If you believe it could have been prevented with better medical care, you may wish to make a compensation claim. What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that...

Change of Scenery for Dutton Gregory's Bournemouth Team

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Fast-growing local law firm Dutton Gregory is looking forward to a new change of scenery as their Bournemouth office moves to more modern premises at Regus Oxford Point from 31 st January 2021. The continued success, as well as new requirements for...