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Turbulence in Holiday Sickness Claims

Holiday Sickness cases are a highly discussed topic at present as we are seeing more tactics from the tour operators in order to delay admitting liability and/or investigating the case to avoid paying damages to Claimants that have suffered significant sickness and injury. In the recent case of Linda Lavery & Leslie Lavery v TUI…


Is it possible to change a child’s name?

A child’s name must be registered at the local registry office within 42 days of his or her birth according to the Births & Deaths Registration Act 1953 (as amended). But what happens when you want to change that child’s name?  As an adult you can simply use a new name, but as a child…


Owens v Owens – highlighting the need for no-fault divorce

On Friday 24th March, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mrs Owens’ appeal in a defended divorce case, effectively stating that she must remain married to her husband or wait until she has been separated from him for five years. Mrs Owens petitioned for divorce as all divorcing couples do, relying on the one ground for…


Rise in Over 65s Marriage and Divorce Rates

Thought marriage was out of vogue? Think again. According to the most recent data made available by the Office for National Statistics, there has been an increase in the number of brides and grooms getting married aged over 65.  According to the latest marriage data this shows an increase of 46% in the last decade. …


Supreme Court rules against Father over term time holiday

The Supreme Court issued the much anticipated judgement in Isle of Wight Council v Platt this morning, ruling in favour of the Council. The ruling turns on the interpretation of the word ‘regularly’ when considering attendance. If a child of compulsory school age ‘fails to attend regularly’ then his or her parent is guilty of…


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