News: February 2015
Where there is a will there is a way, or is there…? When considering making a will, if you farm in partnership, it is also necessary to consider the terms of the partnership agreement and it may be necessary to have a written partnership agreement drawn up or an existing one amended. The key is […]
Did you know that if your property is located within groundwater source protection zone 1 (“SPZ1”) and you have not got a permit for your septic tank or sewage treatment system then you will be in breach of environmental legislation and may be at risk of a serious penalty? The Environment Agency designates three groundwater […]
If you are concerned about adverse rights of way claims being made against your land then you may have made a deposit under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 with your local county council in the past. The purpose of a landowner making such a deposit is to provide evidence of a lack of […]
A Coroner today criticised a series of doctors who failed to refer a 14 year old boy to hospital after he had returned to England after undergoing an emergency operation for a perforated appendix whilst on holiday in Turkey. Lewis Close (14) died of multi-organ failure in October 2013 caused by sepsis three weeks after […]
As mobile devices make social media sites accessible at any time, controlling usage of the likes of Facebook and Twitter becomes increasingly difficult. For care home operators there are a number of potential problems if staff are regularly using social media whilst at work – and at home. Firstly, because access to these sites is […]
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