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Vulnerability after brain injury

Study links increased gambling to traumatic brain injury Those who work in the field of traumatic brain injury will be aware that often survivors will be vulnerable and engage in behaviour that was not present before their injury. These behavioural issues and the consequent vulnerability are often the most difficult...

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National campaign highlights dangers of speeding

Education and awareness A two week national campaign to crackdown on speeding motorists, and to highlight the danger of driving too fast, has begun. Many UK police forces are participating in the campaign which has been organised by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. The campaign does include increased enforcement measures,...

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Prenups and International Divorce

How could a prenuptial agreement affect an international divorce? When you’re happily in love and planning a wedding, the idea of a prenuptial agreement can seem horribly unromantic. But planning ahead makes a lot of sense if you are already wealthy, in line for a substantial inheritance, or marrying for the...

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Property rights and international divorce

What happens to my overseas property if I divorce? If your marriage has failed and you or your spouse own property abroad, it can make the divorce process even more complicated, costly and drawn out. The way in which overseas property is dealt with during a divorce can depend on a...

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Divorce for British expats

Can I divorce in the UK when I live abroad? If you are originally from England or Wales, but now living abroad as an expat, you can usually get divorced in an English court. This is because, even though your home is overseas – and may have been for many years...

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Is drone technology taking off for farmers?

The advantages and pitfalls of drones We all know that agri-tech is the future of farming and drone technology seems to be leading the charge. Farmers are starting to appreciate the benefits of using drones in a number of ways and to great benefit. As with any new technology, however,...

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Tis the season of goodwill…

Many of you will have now finished your Christmas shopping and will be looking forward to the Christmas break. Tax planning, and making gifts on behalf of family members for whom you hold a power of attorney, will understandably not be at the forefront of most people’s minds at this...

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Property rights and international divorce

Property rights and international divorce What happens to my overseas property if I divorce? If your marriage has failed and you or your spouse own property abroad, it can make the divorce process even more complicated, costly and drawn out. The way in which overseas property is dealt with during a...

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Substantial compensation award for brachial plexus injury

Clarke Willmott oversees a successful brachial plexus claim Lee Hart, Head of Clarke Willmott’s Serious Injury team recently concluded a claim for compensation, recovering just under £1.5m for Mrs W who sustained a life changing injury in a road traffic collision. Circumstance of the accident Mrs W was on her...

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International child relocation

International relocation of children International divorce – moving children abroad One of the most emotionally fraught situations arising from divorce or separation is international child relocation – when one parent wants to move abroad with their children, perhaps to pursue a career opportunity, new relationship or to return their country of...

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