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    In Ancient Greece it was believed that the final journey of the deceased to the underworld was over the river Styx. Payment of the boatman named Charon was imperative for a safe crossing. There was therefore a tradition, in the ancient world, of placing a silver coin on the mouth of the deceased to pay […]
    Renowned for its high-quality partner-led legal advice, Hay & Kilner has been recommended in 19 practice areas in The Legal 500 2017, a clear sign of the quality and breadth of service offered to its loyal client base. Named as a regional heavyweight, the full-service Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for […]
    North East England cast off its winter clothes and greeted delegates to the 2017 R3 Northern Conference with a welcome burst of warm spring sunshine. It’s the first time that the conference has been held in my region, and it was very pleasing, first of all, to have more than 100 practitioners and other delegates […]
    It is a familiar scenario – a company is facing a cataclysmic event, perhaps a winding-up petition presented by an unpaid creditor or its landlord is seeking recovery of premises due to unpaid rent. At the proverbial “five minutes to midnight”, the directors decide to seek professional advice as to their options. To “steady the […]
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