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February 14 / News

Mental Health on Valentine’s Day

Loneliness, low self-esteem and difficulty managing mental health in a relationship can all heighten due to Valentine’s day and whether or not we are in a loving relationship, we can all feel left out on days like Valentine’s day.

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February 7 / News

Thinking of using a ‘trust scheme’ to save care home fees?

The financial press often report on families being put at risk by unregulated firms promising to help them avoid care fees and inheritance tax.

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February 7 / News

TOP TIPS ON SEPARATION

Whether your close relationship is a married one or not, break-up and separation is a painful process. P.A.U.S.E. for thought …..

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January 30 / News

Serious Injury Claims and Damages

If you have been involved in a serious accident, which was not your fault, which has caused injury, there are two types of damages that you can claim.

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January 28 / News

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

When a relationship breaks down, it can be an extremely stressful and uncertain time. There are often legal implications when a relationship ends:

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January 20 / News

NO MORE “SAME ROOF” RULE

Since the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority was first introduced in 1964 victims of violent crimes could make a claim against the Government for the injuries they suffered. This was introduced as a way of allowing the victim to recover what they should have received from their assailant by way of compensation.

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January 20 / News

Healthy Habits

Habits provide the basis for our most positive outcomes in life; mindfulness, becoming fitter/stronger and giving work our full attention – but our habits nevertheless create most of the problems that we encounter in our lives, such as getting lost for hours on social media instead of being present for the people we love.

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January 16 / News

Expert Evidence

When you bring a claim for damages following a serious injury, as the Claimant, you must prove that you have suffered an injury which has been caused by the accident.

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January 14 / News

DIVORCE REFORM BACK ON THE AGENDA

It has been recently reported that the Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill is again being brought before parliament. The Bill, which aims to introduce the much needed “no fault” divorce, has been re-introduced to parliament following formation of the new government.

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January 8 / News

Make “putting your affairs in order” a priority for this year

After the excesses of Christmas have been enjoyed, thoughts often turn to New Year’s Resolutions that many of us struggle to maintain.

This year, in addition to perhaps exercising more, eating healthier and drinking less, let us at Maxwell Hodge offer some other considerations for 2020:

  • Make a new Will or review your existing one, particularly if family circumstances have changed for better or worse.
  • Consider Lasting Powers of Attorney as a good investment to ensure your finances and health can be legally looked after if you become mentally or physically unable to do so.
  • If you are concerned about Inheritance Tax, seek advice and make the most of lifetime gifting allowances.

Don’t put it off until it’s too late. Use our legal expertise to make the process as easy as possible.