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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 22 December 2014 - Sampson Coward Shortlisted for Award
Sampson Coward based in Salisbury are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2015 Finance Monthly Law Awards.  These are the sixth annual Finance Monthly Law Awards recognising law firms and ...
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Friday 19 December 2014 - Buying or Selling Your Home
If you are thinking of buying or selling your current home, or buying your first home, the process can seem complicated and daunting. At Sampson Coward we offer a friendly, personal and professional s...
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Tuesday 9 December 2014 - Garden Leave
Employees are put on "garden leave" when their employers want to stop them from performing their regular duties whilst working out their notice period.  During garden leave employers us...
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Thursday 27 November 2014 - Parking on Private Land
The law recently changed following a Supreme Court decision arising out of an £85 parking fine in Chelmsford. Parking notices and commercial contracts often specify a sum that should be paid if ...
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Monday 24 November 2014 - Karen Perugini Joins Sampson Coward
Sampson Coward is delighted to announce that Karen Perugini has joined the firm to head their Wills and Probate department. Karen qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has over 13 years of experience ...
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Wednesday 12 November 2014 - David's Employment Law View
In a recent case the employment appeal tribunal decided that two ambulance paramedics who worked on call shifts away from home and were required by the employer to take accommodation within a three mi...
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Monday 10 November 2014 - Flexible Working
The right to request flexible working, which allows employees to request a contractual change in their working arrangements to care for a child or adult dependent, was extended to all employees this s...
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Wednesday 8 October 2014 - What are Child Arrangements Orders?
Child Arrangements Orders regulate who a child is to live with, spend time with or otherwise have contact with and when a child will live, spend time or otherwise have contact with a person. For exam...
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Friday 19 September 2014 - Are Restrictive Covenants in Contracts of Employment Enforceable?
Restrictive covenants which restrict an employee's activities after their employment has ended can in some circumstances by void for being in restraint of trade and contrary to public policy.  Ho...
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Friday 19 September 2014 - Resolving Family Issues Through Mediation
Here at Sampson Coward we have two family solicitors who are qualified mediators which means we can also offer co-mediation if appropriate.  Mediation provides a safe environment for you to resol...
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Thursday 17 July 2014 - What is Family Mediation?
Family Mediation is a voluntary process where a couple (or other family members) choose to meet with a neutral third person, a Mediator, to help them resolve issues themselves on matters such as finan...
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Thursday 26 June 2014 - Success Fees
Question: I was a passenger in a friend’s car when he pulled across a junction. He did not have right of way. As a result I have a spinal cord injury and am paraplegic. I’ve seen a solicit...
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Wednesday 4 June 2014 - Child Maintenance Changes
All new applications for child maintenance are now dealt with by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) rather than the Child Support Agency (CSA). New applications from 25 November 2013 are assessed on...
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Wednesday 28 May 2014 - Medically Discharged From the Army
I am in the Army and was injured whilst at work. I am now likely to be medically discharged. I think the accident was caused by lack of training but I have been told that I cannot sue the Army.  ...
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Thursday 22 May 2014 - Same Sex Marriages
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 came into force on 13 March 2014. As a result same sex couples can now marry either in a civil ceremony or religious ceremony, where the religious body has cho...
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Friday 25 April 2014 - What is the Acas Early Conciliation Procedure?
 The Acas early conciliation procedure became available on 6 April 2014 and must be followed by claimants who present claims in the majority of Employment Tribunal proceedings on or after 6 May 2...
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Tuesday 22 April 2014 - Changes to Family Law
From 22 April 2014 a new Single Family Court will deal with all family proceedings, and the Children and Families Act 2014 brings in changes to both public and private law in children cases. These cha...
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Friday 4 April 2014 - Bailiffs and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery Historically where a tenant was in arrears of rent, the landlord was entitled to enter into property and seize goods to the value of the unpaid rent. New rules in for...
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Wednesday 26 March 2014 - Can I Move My Case to a Local Solicitor?
A person who injured their back at work 12 months ago, and is still unable to return, asks if they can move their case from a firm based near London to a local solicitor. It is likely that the case ...
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Friday 14 March 2014 - Sarah Parsons Joins Sampson Coward
Sampson Coward is delighted to announce that Sarah Parsons has joined its conveyancing team. Sarah will be concentrating on Residential Property work within the Property department at Sampson Coward....
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Wednesday 8 January 2014 - Matthew Knight Joins Sampson Coward
Sampson Coward are delighted to announce that Matthew Knight has joined the firm as an Associate.  Matthew specialises in Litigation and Disputes so he adds a new dimension to the legal expertise...
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