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Celebrating Our Community Champions Pt3

The next community champion to feature in our special bank holiday series is trainee solicitor and mum of two, Jade Price. Jade is currently supporting a group of ladies in her village, who have clubbed together to make scrub bags for local district nurses and GP surgeries. This voluntary venture is managed completely remotely, with […]

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Celebrating Our Community Champions Pt2

Our second Community Champion of the day is mum of one Natalie Staniforth. Natalie is a Paralegal here at Price Slater Gawne and works alongside our Clinical Negligence team. Some years ago, whilst studying at University, Natalie undertook a part-time role at the Tesco store in Baguley. In fact, this was where she met her […]

Celebrating Our Community Champions Pt1

We’ve recently been hearing lots of uplifting stories about the extraordinary things people are doing to help others in their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. So, this bank holiday weekend, we’d like to pay homage to the members of our own team who are going above and beyond when it comes to supporting keyworkers within […]

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Periodical Payments & Benefits Guidance for Deputies

Guidance for Deputies on access to benefits and Periodical Payments The role of a property and financial affairs deputy is complex. Not only in ensuring that the decisions they make are in the best interest of the protected party (and also legally within their remit), but they also potentially face having to challenge the decisions […]

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Domestic Abuse – Plan of Action

During the COVID-19 outbreak charities and emergency services have seen incidents of domestic abuse and violence soar. Thousands of women, men and children are struggling because of the lockdown situation, and in many instances are being completely isolated with their abuser. We want to assure anyone who is experiencing any level of domestic abuse that […]

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Government pledges £76m to support vulnerable in lockdown

On Sat 2nd May 2020, the Government announced it would provide £76m of support for vulnerable people in lockdown; which includes victims of domestic violence, modern slavery, rough sleepers and vulnerable children. Communities secretary Robert Jennick acknowledged that COVID-19 lockdown is making it harder for people in often dangerous situations to seek help. At the […]

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Relationships … The Aftermath

As the Government announces tentative “baby steps” to release us from lockdown, many couples will now be reflecting on their relationships; taking stock and looking towards what the future might look like. Relate, the relationship counsellors, have released guidance and information for relationships during COVID-19. And they openly acknowledge that the stresses of being together […]

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Downward trend in couples getting married

The Office for National Statistics has revealed that in 2017 (the latest available official figures) the average age at which heterosexual couples got married reached an all-time high of 35.7yrs for women and 38yrs for men. Marriage rates in that year were currently at their lowest level on record; and this is the result of […]

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Missed Maintenance Payments During Covid19 Crisis

ASK THE EXPERTS Maintenance payments during COVID-19 crisis In a series of blogs, we are putting questions to our expert lawyers here at Price Slater Gawne to provide information during these unusual times. Today, we are asking questions of our Family Law Consultant, Carole Nettleton about relationships and maintenance payments during the COVID-19 crisis.   […]

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Boots the Chemist offers help to domestic abuse victims

Concerns have been raised by charities supporting victims of domestic abuse that many victims are unable to seek help whilst at home and trapped with their abuser during lockdown. On 11th April 2020, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel announced a social media campaign which we covered in our blog #YouAreNotAlone. Since lockdown was announced on […]