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Poole Dream Machines Bike of the Night 15 May 2018

Sue Murphy
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A warm Summer evening on Poole Quay saw the largest gathering of motorcycles this year enjoying the Poole Dream Machines motorcycle event with more than 900 on show. The popular weekly event, sponsored by Dutton Gregory Solicitors , is organised and...

Dutton Gregory Strengthens Its Southampton Presence

Sue Murphy
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Regional heavyweight law firm, Dutton Gregory, continues its expansion plans with a merger with Page Gulliford & Gregory, a long established law firm based in Cumberland Place, Southampton. The merger builds on Dutton Gregory’s recognised position...

Dutton Gregory New Sponsor of 'Dream Machines' on Poole Quay

Sue Murphy
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Dutton Gregory, solicitors, has been unveiled as the new sponsor of ‘Dream Machines 2018,’ a bike meeting which takes place on Poole Quay every Tuesday evening from 6pm between April and the end of September. After 6pm on a Tuesday, the Quay is...

Dutton Gregory Wins Top Title at Dorset Legal Awards 2018

Sue Murphy
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Dutton Gregory is delighted to announce that it was awarded the title of “Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Team of the Year” at the final of the first ever Dorset Legal Awards 2018, held at the Bournemouth International Centre at the end of...

Calling All Landlords - Have You Served Your Gas Safety Certificate In Time?

Robert Bolwell
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Since 1 October 2015 in addition to the paperwork sent to a tenant proving compliance with the deposit registration regulations, Landlords have had to make sure that tenants have received the appropriate energy performance certificate, the government’s...

Potential complications following laparoscopic surgery

Kimmo Boote
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Laparoscopic surgery is commonly the preferred technique for cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), hernia repair, and appendectomy (removal of the appendix). Most patients who develop peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum - the tissue that lines...

A Meeting of Two Minds for Bournemouth Law Firms

Sue Murphy
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Dutton Gregory’s growth plans in Dorset continue with a merger with Turners solicitors, which took effect from the beginning of April 2018. The staff from Turners moved into the offices of Dutton Gregory (located at 3 Poole Road,...

Winners announced of the Venus Awards Dorset 2017

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Now in its eighth year in Dorset the Venus Awards goes from strength-to-strength in discovering and recognising the talents of enterprising women in our midst. The Awards ceremony, held at the Bournemouth International Centre, was hosted by Tara Howard,...

An increase to the small claims limit?

Kimmo Boote
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Just a quick refresher, currently personal injury (this includes clinical negligence) claims with a value of less than £1,000, fall within the ‘small claims track’. The result of this is that a prospective claimant is unable to recover...

Recognition for regional heavyweight, Dutton Gregory, in Legal 500

Sue Murphy
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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 2017.  The firm topped Tier 1 in the “employment law” category for...

Finalists announced

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The Hallmark Hotel in Bournemouth hosted this year’s Finalist’s Announcement of the Dorset Venus Awards on Friday 8 th  September 2017, where Dutton Gregory announced the three lucky finalists in their category; Small Business. Over 100...

Working as clinical negligence lawyer

Kimmo Boote
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As part of its ongoing drive to reduce the NHS’ annual budget of £115 Billion by £5 Billion, the Department of Health recently looked at reducing the costs of clinical negligence claims against the NHS – including the introduction of...

"Partridge v Gupta: Sufficient notice of proceedings under CPR"

Chris Hall
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The Court of Appeal has recently decided on what constitutes sufficient notice of proceedings under Part 83.13 of the Civil Procedure Rules. CPR 83.13 is the mechanism by which a landlord may apply to the High Court for permission to issue a Writ of...

Late Payment Of Indemnity Insurance Monies

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Paying indemnity insurance monies “within a reasonable time” All contracts of insurance and reinsurance that are incepted, varied or renewed from May 4, 2017, are now subject to an implied term that the insurer will pay valid insurance claims...

Impending Energy Efficiency Regulations

Beverley  Nias
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With 10 months until these regulations come into force are you certain your landlords are prepared? Now is definitely the time to take action. First came “The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales)...

Succession to a Tenancy under the Rent Acts

Chris Hall
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It is now more than 28 years since the Housing Act 1988 came into force, introducing with it the Assured Tenancy and foreboding an end to the ‘regulated tenancies’ of the past.  I dare say that there are many reading this article that were...

Venus Awards Dorset - Dutton Gregory Semi-Finalists announced

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Mercedes Benz in Poole hosted this year’s Semi Finalist Announcement of the Dorset Venus Awards on Monday 17 th July 2017 where Dutton Gregory announced the five lucky finalists in their category; Small Business. Congratulations to Dutton...

Further Acquisition for Dutton Gregory in Dorset

Sue Murphy
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Major regional law firm, Dutton Gregory, has strengthened its presence further with the acquisition of Dorset and Yorkshire firm, Needhams Solicitors . Dutton Gregory’s impressive Clinical Negligence Department, based in Bournemouth, has welcomed the...

Dutton Gregory Welcomes Three New Equity Partners

Sue Murphy
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It’s all about ‘girl power’ this month at regional law firm, Dutton Gregory, as it promotes three new female equity partners from 1 July 2017. Denise Bull (Commercial Property), Emma Menzies (Head of Personal Injury) and Gina Peters ...

Dutton Gregory celebrates the opening of their new office!

Sue Murphy
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Dutton Gregory celebrates the opening of new offices in Chandler's Ford! Last week Dutton Gregory, solicitors, celebrated its continued success and growth by inviting their neighbours and the local business community to take a look at their new offices...

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Kimmo Boote
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Cauda Equina – which the Latin Scholars amongst you will know translates to   “horse’s tail” - describes the appearance of the nerve roots coming out at the bottom end of the spinal cord. Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) relates...

Five reasons for a Prenuptial Agreement

Pauline Ellis
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Prenuptial Agreements are regarded as unromantic, but:- If every couple had one, there would be far fewer disputes about finances and all solicitors would be left twiddling their thumbs. If a Prenuptial Agreement is prepared with the assistance of an...

Taking your children abroad

Pauline Ellis
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Separated parents need to be aware of the issue of the law relating to taking their children abroad on holiday, to avoid being accused of child abduction, be refused past check-in or turned away at boarder patrol, if they fail to take the right documents...

Dutton Gregory wins the double at Hampshire Law Society awards!

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Dutton Gregory is ecstatic to announce that Victoria Whelan was awarded the winner of the Junior Lawyer of the Year. In addition Dutton Gregory also was the recipient of the runner up prize of the Hampshire Law Society's 'Large Law Firm of the...

Dutton Gregory - Sail to Success

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On Friday 26 th May Dutton Gregory took to the water for the first ever SPA South Coast Property Cup, which saw an exciting sailing competition amongst property professionals on Southampton Waters. The event was born from a collaboration between Royal...