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New Partnership With Dorset's Largest Bowls Club

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Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club , one of the largest bowls clubs in the UK, have partnered with Dutton Gregory Solicitors as their new Club Sponsor for the next 3 years. The club hosts over 1000 members, and is a fantastic meeting point for those of all...

What Is Mediation?

Pauline Ellis
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This week is Mediation Week ! Family solicitor Pauline Ellis shares her experiences of mediation, and how it can help. Today's blog asks:  What is Mediation?   Mediation is a  non-confrontational and cost effective way  to...

Five Fact Friday - Prohibition

Chris Hall
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Today marks the 100 th anniversary of the implementation of the Prohibition laws in the United States of America.  With this in mind, we present five intoxicating facts relating to various laws surrounding alcohol for you to keg back and enjoy. 1....

Five Fact Friday - New Year, New Laws

Chris Hall
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We usher in 2020 with a look at five laws that will (all things being equal) be implemented this year. According to data collected by Strava, a social network for athletes, this year’s ‘Quitter’s Day’ and the day on which people are...

Five Fact Friday - It's Christmas!

Chris Hall
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As we look forward to next week’s Christmas celebrations, here are five festive facts about Christmas. Apologies in advance for some of the wordplay, but it is the most pun-derful time of the year.  We wouldn’t want to leave anyone pine-ing...

Looking ahead to 2020's housing market

Paul  Sams
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Dutton Gregory Partner and property expert Paul Sams shares his thoughts on what 2020 will bring for the housing market and the difficulties that may lie ahead for industry professionals. “Personally I am cautiously optimistic for 2020.  We have...

What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery?

Kathryn Loveland-Blockley
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An unidentified member of the Dorset community has won the EuroMillions this month … and has yet to claim their prize! Whether you’d buy an £88m mansion next door to Jay-Z and Beyoncé , go yacht shopping or give it all away to...

What is Oxygen Starvation at Birth?

Claire Henderson
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Becoming a mother can be an amazing, exciting and fulfilling experience. Unfortunately, sometimes the birth process can go wrong, and as a result your baby can be injured. We see a large number of cases where, during the birth, for whatever reason, a...

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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This month our Clinical Negligence team settled a case for their client, a 12 year old boy, for £12.86 million . Suffering from dystonic four-limb cerebral palsy and developmental delay, our client requires constant care and the use of a wheelchair...