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UK Courts Explained

Posted at 10.48am on 4th May 2017

UK law and the UK courts are part of a very complicated system. This is because it has been developed over 1000 years, rather than being designed from scratch as the perfect structure. There’s the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court, the Court of Appeals and the High Court. Different types of cases are tried…

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Guide to Adoption

Posted at 1.57pm on 27th February 2017

Being a parent will change your life. If you’re thinking about adoption there are many things to consider and a process you need to go through legally. It can be daunting, but taking time out to assess all your options will benefit you as you contemplate taking the next step. It’s not only the child…

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Care Homes

Posted at 9.40am on 30th January 2017

Choosing a care home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Whether it’s for yourself or a family member, there are so many things you need to factor in. It can be an incredibly stressful time, but if you prepare and plan right, you’ll make the process much easier. In this infographic,…

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Talking to your children about divorce

Posted at 10.13am on 19th December 2016

For children, divorce can be an extremely upsetting and stressful time. Their world changes and it’s confusing. They may feel uncertain, scared, angry, hurt and depressed. As a parent, you can make the process less stressful for your children by being aware of ways to make the process less unsettling for them. Your understanding, patience…

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Searches or Surveys – what’s the difference?

Posted at 2.13pm on 14th August 2015

This is a question that we are asked quite regularly and when purchasing a property there can be some confusion over what is required and who is responsible for obtaining these. Hopefully this guide will help remove some of the confusion; Obtaining a Survey At Browell’s we would strongly recommend that you consider having an…

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Affordable Housing – new 5 year plan announced

Posted at 2.09pm on 14th August 2015

More than 260,000.00 affordable homes have been completed in the UK since April 2010. The UK Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, has recently confirmed that there are plans to provide at least a further 275,000 affordable homes within the next 5 years. Recent figures show that nearly 60,000 affordable homes were delivered in the last year.…

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss – The Myth

Posted at 2.14pm on 23rd February 2015

It has recently been reported in a major newspaper (link below) that an insurance company has alleged that industrial deafness claims have quadrupled and they have asked a for a crack down on “spurious claims”. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2946580/Aviva-calls-crackdown-spurious-claims-industrial-deafness-claims-quadruple.html Much of the recent reforms in Personal Injury over the last 18 months seems to have come at the request…

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When is a Fixed Rate Loan not a Fixed Rate Loan?

Posted at 2.15pm on 14th January 2015

More than 60,000 small businesses in the UK have fallen victim to banks selling fixed rate business loans with a secretly embedded swap. In spite of banks being aware of forecasts of a big fall in long term interest rates they aggressively sold these fixed rate loans on the basis that interest rates would sky…

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss – The Time Limits

Posted at 2.35pm on 6th January 2015

Platt v BRB – Time Limits in Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims A recent Court of Appeal ruling has offered new guidance on the “date of knowledge” for the purpose of arguing the time limits for bringing a claim for Noise Induced Hearing Loss. In this case, the Court had to consider the extent to…

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