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Let’s Talk About Non-Molestation Orders

Are you being subjected to domestic violence or threats of violence? Perhaps you are being continually pestered and harassed? If you are an ‘associated person’ and there have been recent incidences of such behaviour, you could be eligible for legal protection in the form of a non-molestation order. What is a non-molestation order? A non-molestation order is a type of legal injunction which prohibits a person, usually known as “the respondent” from being able to pester, intimidate, harass or threaten the [...]

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A blog by Blue Stephenson – Divorce and Matrimonial Finances

Going through a separation is tough, regardless of who you are and what your profession. On top of this, trying to navigate the minefield of matrimonial finances without a solicitor can feel like trying to navigate the Atlantic without a map! Every day can feel like a struggle coping with the emotional turmoil and dealing with the legal side of things may feel like the last thing that you want to do. Maybe you are trying to run your own business in [...]

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Let’s Talk Lasting Powers of Attorney

What happens if you or someone you love loses mental capacity and are no longer able to make decisions about their Property and Financial Affairs or their Health and Welfare? Here at Pepperells, we understand that this can be an extremely distressing time for families and we are here to support you and provide specialist advice to guide you through the process. If you are concerned about what may happen to your property or finances in the event that you [...]

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Pepperells Solicitors add Newcastle office to support their growing corporate & commercial clients

Pepperells Solicitors officially announce their incorporation of the corporate firm Millican Law in Newcastle.  This strategic move allows Pepperells to continue its plans for growth and adds a sixth office to the company’s footprint.   Millican Law Managing Director Peter Millican said the future is exciting and our team of corporate and commercial lawyers are looking forward to taking this side of the business forward and meeting clients from all the offices and regions Pepperells operate in. Pepperells Solicitors has added [...]

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Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves below the end of the spinal cord known as the cauda equina are damaged.  Cauda equina syndrome is a surgical emergency and a delay can have significant consequences to the long term outcome. Despite this, many doctors are unaware of the condition or have very limited knowledge. This often leads to delays in CES being diagnosed and treated which can lead to a much worse outcome for the patient. Symptoms and Diagnosis CES [...]

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Solicitor Apprenticeship: A New Way to Qualify

I have just gone into my fourth year of the Solicitor Apprenticeship at BPP University. The course is 6 years long and is made up of traditional LLB modules, Professional Practice modules, a portfolio of real-life work and finally the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam. I study remotely/on campus once a week and then work in Pepperells’ Hull office for the remaining four. I sit multiple exams and submit course work each year. Once I sit (and hopefully pass!) the [...]

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Child Arrangements – How can we help?

Here at Pepperells Solicitors, we understand that disputes over where a child should live and how much time a child should spend with either parent can be a challenging and emotional time. There are various ways in which we can help.     Negotiation The initial step is to negotiate with the opposing party with the hope of reaching an agreement that is in the best interests of the child An advantage to Negotiation is that the parties remain in control of any agreement reached [...]

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Care Home Fees Explained

Age UK estimate that the average cost of care home fees in our local area is £32,000 per annum and with a growing and aging population, the demand for social care will only increase. This, combined with reductions in public expenditure on social care, has placed Local Authorities under extreme pressure.   Care Home Whilst there is some funding available for those with complex medical needs, if you need to reside in a nursing or residential home you will usually need to [...]

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Adapting to the “new normal” and a new law firm

Starting a new job is always daunting in any ordinary circumstances. However, following the current coronavirus crisis these nerves are bound to be increased as a result of the major disruption that has forced law firms to quickly alter their long-established working methods. For both the judicial system and law firms, it has been said that there has previously been a struggle between preserving its renowned traditional system with the need for it to modernise with new technological advances. Many [...]

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Let’s Talk Video Conference Wills

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has affected many different areas of life, causing ill health, unemployment and financial troubles for many people. However, for some people, an urgent need to have their Will finalised has, until recently, been impossible. The lockdown, shielding and social distancing measures put in place by the government have stopped people being able to sign Wills in accordance with the Wills Act 1837.     The government has recently attempted to tackle this issue by introducing new legislation. This [...]

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