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23
Jan 2020

Family Mediation: Conversations Worth Having

The Family Mediation Council has published the results of its 2019 Family Mediation Survey to coincide with Family Mediation Week, taking place from 20th-24th January 2020. Professional family mediators act as neutral third parties to help ex-partners have conversations about issues such as what arrangements will be best for any children, and what will happen…

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22
Jan 2020

Employee Reporting for Duty – But what happens to Business?

There may be circumstances when employees have the legal right to take time off from work for public duties; every employee must be allowed time off from work for jury service and an employer must not discriminate, or may risk an employment tribunal (“ET”).  A delay may be requested if the service may seriously harm…

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21
Jan 2020

Inheritance Tax Planning – What Do I Need To Do?

Many do not consult the possibility of their estate being subject to inheritance tax until it is too late for any planning to have a substantial impact in reducing tax liability. It is important to consult the methods of reducing your potential inheritance tax liability as soon as possible and to review this with a…

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20
Jan 2020

What is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation gives separating parties an opportunity to decide for themselves in a neutral venue what to do about resolving issues about their children and finances with an impartial mediator. In the mediation, the parties are encouraged to cooperate with the other in negotiations and find solutions to move forward with their lives. Mediation can…

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17
Jan 2020

Four Calderdale GP practices set to close

Following a decision to close four GP practices within Calderdale, patients are to be moved to alternative practices. The decision was made following a meeting last week of the NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group’s Commissioning Primary Medical Services Committee, to consider the findings of it’s consultation into the future of Alternative Primary Medical Services contracts…

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17
Jan 2020

New cancer clinic ‘cuts waiting times by 92 per cent

Recent analysis has found that a rapid cancer diagnosis centre at Neath Port Talbot Hospital has reduced waiting times by up to 92% in its first year as well as cutting costs. Between June 2017 and May 2018, 189 patients were referred by their GPs to the clinic. They were then either given a diagnosis…

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