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Asbestos related compensation claims

- 29 May 2024

Exposure to asbestos can lead to a number of health conditions including scarring of the lining of the lungs (known as pleural thickening), asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has estimated that currently in the UK over 5000 asbestos-related deaths occur each year. Mesothelioma accounts for a large majority of…
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Dying Matters Awareness Week: Let’s Talk About Estate Planning

- 9 May 2024

As we go about our busy lives, we tend to avoid the difficult subject of death in day-to-day conversations. However, death is a very real, inescapable part of life, and it is important to consider its impact in practical and legal as well as personal terms. Dying Matters Awareness Week, highlighted by organisations like Hospice…
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Personal Injury Trust: What You Need to Know

- 2 May 2024

Following a serious injury, you will face many challenges ahead not only to get your life back on track but also the often lengthy legal proceedings to claim compensation. Following a successful claim, you may then receive a large sum of money, which itself can be a further challenge, particularly if you are in receipt…
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World Day for Safety & Health at Work: Shining a Light on Workplace Safety

- 30 April 2024

Each year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work reminds us how critically important workplace safety and employee welfare are. At Redkite Solicitors, we are committed to protecting employees’ rights to a safe, secure working environment and to helping employers to create and maintain compliant, safe working conditions. If a workplace accident does…
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Top Tips for First-Time Home Buyers: Navigating the Conveyancing Process

- 4 April 2024

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone but, without a doubt, is one of the most significant financial transactions you’ll ever make. Navigating the legal aspects of conveyancing can be intimidating, but having a solid understanding of the process will make it less so. At Redkite, our specialist conveyancing solicitors understand the need to…
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Legal Changes Impacting Women in 2024: What Businesses and Employees Should Know

- 12 March 2024

With both International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day happening in March, now is the perfect time to recognise and appreciate the contributions of the women in our lives, celebrate their strides towards equality, and acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. In 2024, the UK is introducing new legislation to be implemented over…
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Recap – Side Letters and Commercial Leases

- 8 March 2024

Side Letters offer a useful legal tool alongside a commercial lease to deal with personal concessions or arrangements between the parties to the original lease. They can have unintended (costly) consequences when used incorrectly. This article explores Side Letters in more detail. Is a Side Letter a Lease Variation? The Side Letter should state that…
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Understanding the 2024 UK Holiday Pay and Entitlement Reforms

- 22 February 2024

As of 1 January 2024, new regulations on holiday pay and entitlement were introduced in the UK. These changes are intended to simplify how holiday pay is calculated, promote fairness, and improve transparency. Here at Redkite Solicitors, we understand that these changes may cause some confusion and concerns, particularly for business owners and managers. In…
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Getting Married in 2024? Here are Some Legal Issues to Consider

- 15 February 2024

As we celebrate the season of love, February seems the perfect time to explore a topic that touches the hearts and lives of many: marriage. Beyond the romantic gestures and heartfelt vows, there are important legal considerations that come into play when two people decide to tie the knot. In the United Kingdom, marriage is…
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