April 2012 Archive

So, what exactly is a Chartered Legal Executive?

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I often get asked this question and often before I get a chance to respond it is swiftly followed with, "Oh, so you are not a solicitor then, are you a secretary?"  I have to admit it is one of my pet peeves. More …

Claims for Compensation for Stress Caused by Work

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Stress itself is not an illness. It is a reaction to excessive pressure or demands put on a person. Stress can show itself as anxiety or depression, or it can cause physical problems such as heart disease. More …

Blake Lapthorn Acts for Client in Race Mix-up Story

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A number of stories were run in the national and international press on Sunday 29 April 2012 regarding a gay couple with two children from different racial backgrounds following IVF treatment at a London clinic.  The family is being represented by Blake Lapthorn. More …

Welfare Reform Act: Changes to benefits: an Overview

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The Welfare Reform Act, which received Royal Assent on the 8th March, will make changes to the current benefit system. Here we will look at the changes it will make to benefits received by those who are injured. More …

Fire on board Azamara Club Cruise owned by Royal Caribbean

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News broke&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17571134">this weekend</a>&nbsp;of a fire in one of the engine rooms of the Azamara Club Cruise shortly after the ship left Manila in&nbsp; the Philippines. More …