Easter Eggs Donated to Children at Milton Keynes Hospital

In the run up to Easter, Woodfines’ team of trainee solicitors led a drive for donations of chocolate eggs to donate to sick children due to spend their Easter weekends on wards across Milton Keynes Hospital. In total, 203 Easter eggs were donated by friends, family and colleagues of the law firm, with over 60 […]

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Preventing and Managing Harassment claims in the #MeToo Era | Woodfines Solicitors

Preventing and Managing Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

From 3rd to 5th April 2019, Woodfines’ Employment Law Consultant, Keith Corkan, attended the International Bar Association’s Annual Employment and Diversity Conference in Paris. The theme of the conference was ‘employment law in difficult times’, and here, he reports on the final session of the day, which considered harassment claims following the #MeToo movement: There […]

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Same-sex female couples, artificial insemination and parental responsibility | Woodfines Solicitors

Establishing parental responsibility following artificial insemination for female couples

It is becoming increasingly common for same-sex female couples to use intrauterine insemination (IUI), otherwise known as donor insemination, to facilitate becoming parents. Many couples will use licensed clinics to receive this treatment. According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the average cost of such treatment ranges from £350-£1,000 for just one cycle […]

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Business Start-Up Funding | Woodfines Solicitors

Growing your start-up – what types of funding are there?

You have a brilliant idea, a great strategy and have just got your fledgling business off the ground. However, you need a little investment to move your business forward; which type of investor should you choose? As Cambridge and Milton Keynes are both leading tech hubs in the UK, this scenario is not uncommon. There […]

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Inquests & the Coroner's Court | Woodfines Solicitors

Inquests & the Coroner’s Court

The Coroner’s Court is one of great antiquity. The office of Coroner was first established in 1194 AD by Article 20 of the Articles of Eyre. Originally, the duties of Coroner were to protect the Crown’s feudal interests – the Crown wanting to prevent loss of income from its Subjects. The Coroner was able to […]

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Divorce Laws Updated - Woodfines Solicitors Family Law

Divorce Law: An End to the ‘Blame Game’

It was announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke on Tuesday 9th April 2019 that new legislation has been proposed to update the current divorce process. Old Law Under current legislation, the spouse applying for the divorce must prove that their marriage has broken down irretrievably and rely on one of the following reasons for this […]

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