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Supporting Dementia Friends Initiative

We are proud to be part of the Alzheimer Society‘s Dementia Friends initiative. If you’ve not encountered Dementia Friends before please visit their website at https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk About Dementia Friends Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is...
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Remote hearings – How courts dealt with COVID

As Middlesbrough is announced as one of ten Nightingale courts working throughout the UK, director Stacey Phoenix talks about the changes that took place over lockdown to ensure justice was still served. “One day we…

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Welcome back to our office post lockdown

We’re delighted to welcome clients back to our offices, in line with health and safety guidelines, as lockdown restrictions lift. Although we remained open throughout the coronavirus crisis, we advised clients not to attend the…

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New bill recognises kids in domestic violence

We were pleased to see that, this week, the government passed a landmark domestic violence bill that will recognise children as victims in their own right if they had seen, heard or experienced abuse. We…

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Surge in will requests during lockdown

You may not be surprised to read that we have seen a rise in requests for wills since the coronavirus lockdown began on 23 March and we’ve had to employ some creative solutions to fulfil…

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We’re working hard to meet spiking demands

Cases of child protection and domestic violence have spiked since the lockdown, meaning key workers in the legal sector need to go above and beyond to meet the demand. We’ve seen a significant increase in…

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Most vulnerable must keep connected in lockdown

It’s tough for everyone at the moment, and we’re urging vulnerable people in the region to remain connected with local services throughout the coronavirus lockdown. To help this, we’re backing a North East-wide initiative to…

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