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How quick can I get a divorce?

Posted in Family & Divorce on 13th Jan 2021
How long does it take to file for divorce? To end your marriage in England and Wales you must have been married for at least 12 months before filing for divorce and entering into divorce proceedings. A divorce where both parties are in agreement to the divorce and the reasons why, would typically take between four to six months before the coronavirus pandemic, now the times vary slightly. Sometimes, it might take you longer if you are unable to sort out any issues relating to money, property or children. Sorting out your money and property is dealt...

100,000 Strokes Occurring Every Year in UK

Posted in Medical Negligence on 3rd Feb 2020
Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious injury in the UK, with more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year – that’s roughly one every 5 minutes. Statistics by the Public Health Foundation in 2018 indicated that 1 in every 6 people will suffer from stroke in their lifetime, caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain. Stroke affects people of all ages from all walks of life and the effects can be devastating but the sooner a stroke can be diagnosed, the better chance of recovery. Of course, it is best to diagnose the cause of the poor blood...

The Importance of Health & Welfare LPAs

Posted in Wills & Probate on 27th Jan 2020
There is a widespread misconception held by many people that your next of kin can make important decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. The Office of Public Guardian has recently posted that: 72% of people think a next of kin can automatically make medical decisions on their behalf if needed to. This is not true. In order to be able to make these decisions a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) needs to be put in place and registered. The Health & Welfare LPA once registered appoints attorneys chosen by you who can...

Sepsis: Fatal Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

Posted in Medical Negligence on 24th Jan 2020
It moves quickly and time is of the essence. It is therefore shocking that some hospitals are still slow to identify symptoms and treat them accordingly, with a recent article from the BBC highlighting the sepsis issues at large. This article highlights alarming statistics from a recent University of Washington study, stating “one in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis” with an estimated 11 million fatalities a year. This is more than those killed by cancer. Rates in the UK are higher than that of neighbouring countries (including...
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