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Over the last few years, we’ve seen increasing recognition, both within employment law and employers’ management policies, of the impact that different aspects of employees’ private lives can have on their workplace performance and the support that should be provided. Sickness management, maternity leave and, to a lesser extent, bereavement leave are all well recognised, […]
Last month we welcomed two new graduates who were chosen to train with Hay & Kilner earlier in the year. Lydia Sevenoaks and Charles Danjoux have joined our Newcastle office taking seats in our Corporate and Family teams respectively. They are now over a month into their roles so we thought it would be a […]
Assisted dying has been a complicated area of debate for many years, with various legal and ethical issues to weigh up. At present, it is a criminal offence for a person in the UK to encourage or assist the suicide of another person under the Suicide Act 1961. Although it is possible to travel to […]
Many people are understandably concerned about the potential financial implications of pursuing a medical negligence claim. The reality is that most people do not have access to the sort of money required to pay by-the hour for legal representation in complex litigation. While this might lead you to think that instructing solicitors would be unaffordable […]
In a year of celebrating the firm’s 75th anniversary, it has been mixed with the continued difficulties and challenges that the pandemic has presented.   It is in this context that we are so proud of our Private Client Team who have been named in Tier 1 of the Legal 500.   It is down to the […]
A successful national veterinary group is set to grow its presence in the North East after completing the acquisition of a longstanding Washington practice. Medivet Group has purchased the Dragon Veterinary Centre in Concord from owners Andrew and Julie Henfrey for an undisclosed sum and is now looking at completing a number of further acquisitions […]
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