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Quill’s “Quillathlon” charity fundraiser

With Cancer Research UK as its charity of the year, Quill’s in-house voluntary charity committee has been busy planning 2019’s main fundraiser aptly named a “Quillathlon”. Beginning on 7th September and continuing to 22nd September, the Quill team intends to ‘travel’ to its furthest-away client which is Falklands Legal located in the Falkland Islands.

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Title Research

Claudia’s Law to come into effect from the end of July

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 will come into force from the 31st of July 2019. The Act, informally known as Claudia’s Law, will allow families to oversee the financial and property affairs of a missing loved one.

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Forever Legal

Start-up firm Forever Legal partners with Eclipse to implement Proclaim Practice management solution

Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, has today announced that new start-up law firm Forever Legal is implementing the Proclaim Practice Management solution.

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former gasworks

The Southall Stench: Developer facing legal action over remediation

Residents are preparing a legal challenge to the remediation and redevelopment of a former gasworks in Southall, West London. After 2 years of petrol-like odours and numerous complaints to the council, developers and regulators, they want to stop the building work and are seeking compensation for injury.

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SearchFlow celebrates double shortlisting for the second consecutive year at the UK Customer Experience Awards

SearchFlow – the UK’s leading provider of property search solutions and legal reports – has been announced as a finalist in two categories, in the prestigious UK Customer Experience Awards (CXA), for the second year running. The team are confirmed finalists in the ‘Use of Technology’ and the ‘Professional Services’ sector categories.

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Search Acumen

Search Acumen report: Commercial real estate volumes grew by 20% since 2016

Contrary to some doom-laden headlines we’ve been seeing in the last year, our new data-driven study found that the commercial real estate sector is healthy across England and Wales. In June 2019, we published our commercial real estate report examining the trends in transactions in non-residential properties in England and Wales using HM Land Registry’s (HMLR) public Price Paid Data (PPD).

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Amanda Stevens, chief executive, Hudgell Solicitors

New discount rate should reduce ‘barriers to justice for seriously injured people’ says Hudgell Solicitors chief executive Amanda Stevens

Hudgell Solicitors’ chief executive Amanda Stevens says the new personal injury discount rate announced today should ‘reduce barriers to justice’ and allow insurance companies to agree compensation figures for seriously injured people quicker.

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Melanie Wilkins, Associate at Lester Aldridge

Why less is more with a joint application

Melanie Wilkins, Associate at Lester Aldridge, specialises in estate administration, drafting wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Melanie also assists charities with legacy-related matters. She explains to Regulation Matters how she became an authorised Chartered Legal Executive and Probate Practitioner using CILEx Regulation’s joint application.

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18 July 2019

Good company – general counsel’s difficult balancing act

Company behaviour and the ethical responsibility of general counsel is a sensitive subject, because the status and influence of the role can vary considerably from one entity to another, and the issue can be complicated.

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