Hayley Beeching of Verisona Law is urging people to check their eligibility for a lasting power of attorney (LPA) fee refund, after almost two million people were overcharged by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) between 2013 and 2017. Claimants can expect to receive a refund of up to £54, with any accrued interested since the registration was made.
A branding challenge toppled the golden arches when a small Irish fast food company managed to block the international McDonald's food chain from trademarking the terms Big Mac and Mc throughout Europe.
Our final journey is one we all make alone, but it’s up to every individual to make sure those left behind are fully aware of the last wishes of the deceased. That includes how to deal with the body, whether that means cremation or burial.
Throughout its ten year history, Verisona Law has shared its knowledge, expertise and guidance with employers ranging from large corporate businesses and football clubs, to family businesses and niche sectors. To mark the firm’s tenth anniversary, here are the top ten issues we believe employers need to be aware of and confident in dealing with for the successful management of their staff.
Family members of 456 patients who passed away following the use of opioids without medical justification, gathered in Ferneham Hall in Fareham this week, for an update from Kent assistant chief constable Nick Downing and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Controversial court fees, branded a ‘stealth tax’ on bereaved families, are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before costs soar by thousands of pounds.
Medical negligence (or clinical negligence as it’s known) can be utterly devastating, not just for the victim, but for the family too. At a time when you should be able to put your trust in the doctors and medical experts taking care of your loved ones, you’re facing the consequences of a life-changing event that should never have happened in the first place.
This month, the BBC reported that a financial redress or compensation scheme for survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland could cost £114m, with the average amount of compensation paid to survivors in the region of £18,500 each.
New payslip requirements are set to come into force to include all workers, not just employees, and involve itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked.
Big news for heterosexual couples who don’t want to get married – the law is about to change to allow you to apply for a civil partnership. It’s been a while coming, but one of the last areas of inequality in the world of formally recognised partnerships is about to be rectified.