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Accident at work: what to do and when if you have been injured

Accidents in the workplace are commonplace. Katherine Flashman Kitson personal injury specialist and Director at Parnalls outlines essential steps to take if you have been injured while at work. Report the accident Any injury at work should be reported to your employer immediately and recorded in your workplace accident book.  If no accident book exists,

Could carelessness on social media land you in court?

Did you know that you can be sued for posting something online that is not true or for sharing or endorsing a false post made by someone else?  Did you also know that if you are sued, you could be ordered to pay compensation and legal costs and forced to make a public apology? If

What happens when there is no health & care LPA in place

‘Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well,’ said Mark Twain in 1881 – when on average men died at 50 and women reached 56. Nowadays, average life expectancy for men in the UK is 79 and 83 for women, and one-in-every-fourteen people over 65 is likely

Not so safe at work – compensation for an accident at work

Despite the UK’s extensive health and safety legislation lots of people still suffer a serious injury at their place of work. The industries where accidents are statistically most likely to occur are manufacturing, construction, transportation and warehousing. However, accidents can happen in any working environment and an assistant director on the James Bond films was

New organ donation law: giving you control

Around 6,000 people in the UK are on the transplant waiting list; and in 2018 alone, at least one person a day died while waiting for a transplant, according to the NHS. New laws on organ donation consent are coming into force in Spring 2020 which the government hopes will help save hundreds of lives.

How to extend a lease on a flat or buy a share of the freehold

When you buy a flat you will usually buy it via a lease rather than buying it outright. This is because, when you own a flat, there needs to be a mechanism in place to ensure that everyone in the building occupies their space responsibly and contributes to the cost of maintaining and insuring shared

New Marketing Team at Parnalls Solicitors Ltd

Recent recruits to the team at Parnalls Solicitors Ltd are Kate Davies, Marketing & Communications Manager and Laura Jackson, Creative Design Executive. Kate will oversee all aspects of marketing, brand & PR for the legal firm and draw on a career working for a range of national, regional and local private and public sector companies

Short term lettings: avoiding the pitfalls

Empty property is bad news for landlords.  It costs money in maintenance and rates, as well as being a possible target for vandals and squatters.  To maximise income from property, landlords may wish to seize opportunities for short-term lettings to fill gaps between long-term arrangements.  But as Louis Mathers residential property lawyer with Parnalls in

How to apply for a grant of probate

If someone you know has died and has left a Will, and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and

What to do when someone dies

When a loved one dies, and you are the next of kin, there are legal formalities that must be dealt with.  Deborah Adams, head of private client department at Parnalls in Launceston explains what you should do. Registering a death Your first duty is to register the death.  Either the next of kin or the