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Consultants ‘were not negligent’ despite some failings

17th December 2012 | Dispute Resolution

Consultants Were Not Negligent Despite Failings | Middletons Solicitors | Andover Solicitors  The High Court has ruled that a group of engineering consultants were not negligent when advising on a major development – even though they failed to predict some important issues. The consultants had been asked by the commissioners of a drainage authority to explore options for upgrading a pumping station. They carried out research with local authorities and other interested bodies...

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Don’t get angry, get a solicitor

30th November 2012 | Dispute Resolution

Law Society - Don't Get Angry, Get A Solicitor | Middletons Solicitors | Andover Solicitors  People are being urged to keep calm and seek legal advice when facing a crisis in their lives. The Law Society has begun a hard hitting poster campaign featuring traumatic incidents that can arise out of everyday events such as divorce cases, neighbour disputes and disagreements over wills and probate. The poster relating to disputed inheritance shows an antique sideboard being...

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Changes to employment tribunals come into effect

8th May 2012 | Dispute Resolution

Changes To Employment Tribunals Come Into Effect | Middletons Solicitors | Andover Solicitors  Changes to employment tribunals designed to save businesses £50m a year and make it easier for them to take on staff have now come into effect. The Government says it has streamlined the system to reduce some of the burden on employers and reduce the number of vexatious claims. The main changes are: • The qualifying period for claiming unfair dismissal rises from one to two...

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