Alsters Kelley Solicitors

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 13 hours ago

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  • Changes in Personal Injury Small Claims Limit

    As part of the Prisons and Court Bill, the Ministry of Justice has announced plans to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1000 to £5000 for all road traffic accidents and the limit for all other personal injury claims from £1000 to £2000. There are also plans to introduce fixed tariffs to cap whiplash injury claims that last up to two years. Both the Law Society in E...

Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 13 hours ago

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  • Immigration and NHS Debts

    New regulations with regards to NHS charging of patients not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom (UK) are to come into force in April 2017. The new changes would be an onus on hospitals to undertake necessary checks to establish a patient’s chargeable status i.e. if the patient is eligible for free NHS care or not. An ordinarily resident is defined in Shah v Barnet LBC [1983] 1 ALL ER 266: ...

Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • The NHS maternity service is in a state of emergency

    According to a recent report published by the Royal College of Midwives, England is short of 3500 midwives and the NHS maternity service is in a state of emergency. As well as the shortage of midwives the situation is worse due to the fact that over a third of the UK’s NHS midwives are nearing retirement age. The statistics are that two in five midwives in Scotland and Northern Ireland are in thei...

Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Review of 2016

    2016 was another good year for us and looking back over the last 12 months we have had plenty to be proud of including the firm celebrating the opening of a new fourth office in Southam. The office, which is in Daventry Street, was officially opened in April and has extended opening times every evening Monday to Friday until 6.30pm and is also open every Saturday which is proving very popular wit...

  • New Year, New Start

    Quite often we find ourselves entering the New Year full of promise and ambition….lose those few extra Christmas pounds, sign up to a gym, quit smoking and take more walks……All of these resolutions are aimed at having a fuller and fitter life. It is also a time to get ourselves organised ready for the year ahead….plan that well deserved summer holiday, enter that run (the one you swore you would ...

  • Lawyers continue to lobby MPs to change divorce laws to end the unhelpful 'blame game' in divorce

    Resolution – the 6,500 strong association of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, have recently sent a 150 strong delegation to Westminster to lobby MPs in favour of ‘non-fault’ divorces. Campaigners first fought for a ‘no fault’ divorce back in 1990 and thought they had won when the Law Commission proposed it as part of a new family law Bill. Currently anyone who files for di...

  • Paying the high price of divorce - Shift in divorce settlements

    There appears to be a growing trend of Courts becoming less likely to award generous financial settlements in divorce cases where there are no young children involved. Instead the Courts appear to expect those who divorce to do a lot more to support themselves financially after separation through their own means. Lawyers are seeing very few “open ended” spousal maintenance arrangements being awar...

  • Association of Personal Injuries (APIL) calls for 'Radical change' for bereaved families

    The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has again highlighted the injustices in the law on statutory bereavement damages in England & Wales. Neil Sugarman, president of APIL spoke to ITV News about the tragic death at work of an 18 year-old, whose bereaved mother is not eligible for the statutory £12,980 payment and emphasised the need for a radical change in the law. He commented that ...

  • Inheritance tax receipts at record level

    Revenues from Inheritance tax have increased significantly to the highest levels since the tax was introduced in 1986.  The introduction of the new Main Residence Allowance in April next year may impact these figures in future years but for some people Inheritance Tax is still very much a concern. Here are few things to consider to make sure you cover all the planning opportunities: Take profes...

Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • BREXIT - further update

    Expats to challenge ban on negotiations with the UK over Brexit The organisation Fair Deal for Expats is planning to take legal action against the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on the grounds that his ban on EU officials negotiating with the UK over Brexit is unlawful. In a speech on 28 June 2016, the president announced that he had made a "presidential order" forbidding comm...

  • HMRC changes view of VAT treatment of dwellings formed from more than one building

    On 23 August 2016, HMRC published Revenue & Customs Brief 13 (2016), and updated VAT Notice 708, detailing its change of policy on the VAT treatment of dwellings formed from more than one building. Following the First-tier Tribunal's decisions in Catchpole v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 309 (TC) and Fox v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 264 (TC) HMRC now accepts that more than one building can comprise a single dwelling,...

Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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