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  • A partnership of local organisations that’s helped make South Ribble a ‘dementia-friendly borough’ has named a local solicitor as its new chair person. The South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance (SRDAA) has appointed Anna-Marie Knipe, a lawyer with Birchall Blackburn Law, to the role.

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  • Parents who loan their children money towards a home deposit are being urged to do more to protect their investment as new research shows the sums being lent are becoming ever larger. The warning comes from legal expert, Gillian Graveson, who said many parents are unaware they could lose out if their offspring’s circumstances change and the house is sold.

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  • Our office front doors won’t be open between Christmas and the New Year, but many of our staff will be working throughout the Christmas period and will be happy to help you. Happy Christmas!

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  • Unmarried partners in long-term relationship have had their rights improved after the death of a partner, thanks to an historic judgement by the Court of Appeal. Jakki Smith, an NHS worker from Chorley, has won her case against the government for breaching the European Convention on Human Rights by denying her bereavement damages.

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  • Kristina Smith, private client partner at Birchall Blackburn Law and STEP appointed practitioner, looks at what digital assets are and how people can include them in their will.  What are my digital assets? Like many people, you probably spend a chunk of your time online, looking at photographs, blogs, utility bills, accessing bank accounts or medical records, shopping online and exchanging emails...

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  • Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, the media has speculated on whether they will sign a prenuptial agreement. Partner and expert in family law at Birchall Blackburn Law, Gillian Graveson explains why you may consider entering a prenuptial agreement.

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  • Mesh implants that are currently used to treat pelvic organ prolapse should be banned in England, says the health watchdog NICE. In April (2017) it was reported that more than 800 UK women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants because they can cause nerve damage and leave women in permanent pain, unable to walk, work or have intercourse.

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  • Cathy MacCracken, partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, discusses what the firm has done to create a dementia friendly workplace. We understand how daunting it can be for people to visit a solicitor’s office for the first time, so to come when you have had a life-changing diagnosis can feel terrifying.

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  • A recent report shows that seven in ten divorcing couples don’t consider pensions during the divorce process. Partner and expert in family law at Birchall Blackburn Law, Gillian Graveson explores.  Research carried out by Scottish Widows has shown that more than half of married people would fight for a fair share of jointly owned properties and over 30 per cent of couples would want to split thei...

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  • Model Tomlin order for settlement of future immunotherapy claims Fiona Hendry, mesothelioma specialist at Birchall Blackburn Solicitors, discusses this revolutionary treatment for mesothelioma victims and the ways in which these claims can be settled. Fiona was advised by leading asbestos Counsel, Simon Kilvington QC, of Byrom Street Chambers in Manchester and Crown Office Row in London.

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  • A North West law firm has been recognised for its outstanding customer service by the largest independent customer service awards scheme for conveyancers in the UK. Birchall Blackburn Law took home a total of 11 awards at The ESTAS 2017. Winning in the national and regional conveyancing categories, including gold for the best regional conveyancer group.

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  • What do you do if you suspect poor medical care or medical negligence? The vast majority of people treated by the NHS or through private healthcare services in England and Wales will be happy with their treatment and care. However, this is not always the case where medical services are underfunded and understaffed, and as a result errors and omissions occur.

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  • Gillian Graveson, partner and expert in family law services at Birchall Blackburn Law, looks at how people buying a house or living together can protect their investment.  We’re lending my son and his girlfriend money for their house deposit; what happens if they split up?

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  • Claims by a senior judge that the ‘power of attorney’ system is open to abuse should not put people off making them, according a North West lawyer. Kristina Smith, a partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, says that if the right legal advice is taken, the risk of family members or others abusing the system for their own financial gain is reduced.

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  • As national Alzheimer’s awareness month comes to an end Anna-Marie Knipe, partner and expert in private client services at Birchall Blackburn Law, looks at what your role would be if you were named in a Lasting Power of Attorney.   What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

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  • Birchall Blackburn Law has been recognised for its outstanding customer service by the biggest award scheme in the UK residential property industry. Birchall Blackburn Law have been shortlisted by the ESTAS in the national, regional and individual conveyancer categories. The awards highlight the firms who offer the best customer service during the home moving process.

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  • Sepsis, a rare but potentially fatal infection, is not being diagnosed and treated by some NHS hospitals within the recommended time, according to figures from 104 NHS trusts. BBC Panorama has seen the data that suggests one in four hospitals is failing to give antibiotics to half their patients within the guideline time of one hour.

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  •  Have you been advised to appoint an executor of your will, but you’re not sure what they are or why you would need one?  Kristina Smith, private client partner at Preston-based law firm Birchall Blackburn Law, answers some frequently asked questions about appointing an executor.

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  • At the base of the spine there is a group of nerves responsible for sensory and motor stimulation to the pelvis and lower limbs, as well as bowel and bladder function – these are known as cauda equina. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is caused by pressure and swelling on those spinal cord nerves.

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  • People regularly go through the process of buying a new house, but they are often unaware of how important the conveyancing process can be. Michael Foxford, head of the conveyancing team at law firm Birchall Blackburn Law, answers some frequently asked conveyancing questions.

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  • Commercial property success for Birchall Blackburn Law conveyancers as Egyptian bar & ‘mezzah’ prepares to open in Southport  A new Egyptian bar serving traditional ‘mezzah’ food is set to open in Lord Street later this summer creating around 20 new jobs.

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  • Birchall Blackburn Law has won a prestigious conveyancing award which celebrates excellence in client care. The Modern Law Conveyancing Awards have recognised Birchall Blackburn Law as the Conveyancing Firm of the Year- North of England. The awards identify those who have achieved success as teams or individuals and those who are championing client care.

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  • More than 709,000 patient medical notes have been left to build-up in a warehouse and it is feared that more than 1,700 patients may have suffered harm as a result. The records include cancer test results and child protection notes. It is thought that many more people may have been harmed as only two-thirds of the 709,000 records have been checked so far.

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  • The new climbing season starts in earnest for members of the GB Paraclimbing Team this month. Before they jetted off for Imst in Austria for the first IFSC international competition of the season (July 8-9), we grabbed five minutes with members of the team to talk about the season ahead.

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