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Below are summaries of our legal news articles from the corresponding year. Please click on the 'read more' links to view the full text.

Monday 16 December 2013 - How do I Dissolve a Civil Partnership?
To start proceedings you need to have a Civil Partnership of more than one year in length. Either you or your partner will then need to issue a Dissolution Petition based on the unreasonable behavio...
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Friday 18 October 2013 - Child Maintenance After Separation
Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support that helps towards a child's living costs. There are various ways you can arrange this:       informally between your...
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Monday 23 September 2013 - Court of Protection and Deputyships
David Healy, at Sampson Coward, is a Court of Protection appointed Professional Deputy for Property and Affairs with 15 years of experience.  The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints ...
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Wednesday 11 September 2013 - How to Sort the Financial Aspects of Divorce
The Decree Absolute at the end of the divorce proceedings officially ends the marriage but it does not dismiss the possible financial claims that a married couple have against each other.  They n...
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Monday 22 July 2013 - The Importance of Using an Appropriate Child Seat
The sad case of Hughes v Estate of Dayne Joshua Williams recently heard in the Court of Appeal contains a salutary reminder of the importance of placing your child in an appropriate child seat. In th...
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Monday 1 July 2013 - Are Volunteers Covered by Discrimination Law?
In a recent case the Supreme Court decided that an unpaid volunteer working for the Citizens Advice Bureau was not covered by discrimination law and therefore could not proceed with her discriminatio...
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Monday 24 June 2013 - Funding Personal Injury Litigation - How to Avoid the Pitfalls?
Prior to 1 April 2013 funding personal injury litigation was relatively straightforward.  A Claimant could be funded by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement whereby if he lost his case entirely, or...
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Tuesday 18 June 2013 - Our View on the Property Market
Although the weather this Spring has not been conducive to house buying, Vicky Langdown at Sampson Coward, says she has seen a steady increase in the demand for conveyancing as the year progresses.&nb...
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Monday 10 June 2013 - How Do I Start Divorce Proceedings?
Erica Cottrell at Sampson Coward in Salisbury explains. To begin divorce proceedings you need to have been married for more than one year.   You must then file a Divorce Petition at court st...
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Tuesday 28 May 2013 - What Protection Does the Law Give to “Whistle Blowers”?
David Coward at Sampson Coward in Salisbury says the law protects workers who make protected disclosures.  A protected disclosure must, in the reasonable belief of the worker, show that a crimina...
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Monday 13 May 2013 - What is ‘Parental Responsibility’ & How Do You Get it?
Parental responsibility is the rights and powers that a parent has to make decisions about a child’s up-bringing; for example, important decisions such as medical treatment, religion and educati...
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Monday 13 May 2013 - Should You Use Legal Expenses Insurance?
Most people, nowadays, have either car insurance or house insurance that often includes legal expenses cover, but for a personal injury claim should it be used? Sampson Coward LLP says it is not alway...
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Wednesday 3 April 2013 - Statutory Sick Pay
Employees, no matter what their length of service, who earn on average more than the Lower Earnings Limit are entitled to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they are absent from work due to illness. Em...
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Monday 25 February 2013 - Deborah Lewis Joins Sampson Coward
Deborah has joined Sampson Coward from Plexus Law in Worcestershire where she specialised in personal injury cases, with a particular focus on accidents in the workplace. Deborah undertook a law deg...
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Monday 25 February 2013 - Erica Cottrell Joins Sampson Coward
Erica is joining Sampson Coward from Harold G Walker in Bournemouth where she was Head of the Family Law Team.  She has over 10 years experience of all aspects of family law including divorce, se...
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