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Joanne Rowe - Family Law Solicitor

Who gets the pets? Animal custody disputes in a Divorce

Joanne Rowe, one of the Solicitors in our Family Law team, explains what can happen when separating couples contest the custody of their pets and how the courts view the issue of animal custody.
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Mark Baker - Right to buy claims Solicitor in Kirkby

Right to buy mortgage holders ‘potentially owed compensation’

If you bought your house from the council under the Right to Buy scheme, you may be able to claim thousands in compensation, says Kirkby Solicitor Mark Baker.
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Martin Malone - Employment Law Solicitor

Don’t believe home legal expenses insurers

Solicitor Martin Malone asks if it is time for the imprisonment of some leading insurance company executives for breaches of the law - as far as Legal Expenses Insurance policies are concerned.
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Phil Scott - Personal Injury Solicitor

Have you lost out due to an Under-Settled Injury Claim?

If your Personal Injury claim was under-settled by another Solicitor, then we can help you recover the money you lost out on, by making a Professional Negligence Claim against your previous Solicitor.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of the Private Client Department

The risks of moving Lasting Powers of Attorney online

Dawn Joughin shares the Law Society’s concerns over the government’s move to a ‘digital by default’ approach to Lasting Powers of Attorney.
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Romilly Houghton - Serious Injury Solicitor

Congratulations to Romilly Houghton on 20 years service

Partner and Personal Injury Solicitor Romilly Houghton reaches the 20-year milestone here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors.
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Martin Malone - Employment Law Solicitor

Employment Law Update – June 2014

Martin Malone presents his round-up of the news and developments from the world of Employment Law in his June Employment Law Update.
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John Booth - Employment Law Solicitor

John Booth discusses Flexible Working Regulations

On the day that all employees with 26 weeks service gained the right to ask their employer for flexible working, our Employment Law Solicitor John Booth spoke to local radio to explain what this means for employees.
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Neurosupport - Neurological Disorders Support

Need free legal advice? Come to our legal clinic!

We’re offering free legal advice next Wednesday afternoon, 2nd July, as part of the legal clinic scheme run by Neurosupport.
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Right to Buy mortgage claims with Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors in Liverpool and Kirkby.

Scotland calls time on Right to Buy mortgages

The right of council tenants in Scotland to buy their homes will be abolished within 2 years as the Scottish Parliament looks for ways to deal with the waiting list for council and housing association homes.
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Porridge Telecom - Cheaper prison phone calls

We support Porridge Telecom’s cheaper prison phone calls

Here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors, we are showing our support for Porridge Telecom and their plans to bring in cheaper phone calls for Prisoners.
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World Cup 2014

Domestic Violence, the World Cup and Legal Aid

The World Cup could be responsible for a rise in the number of incidents of Domestic Violence and Abuse, says Family Law Solicitor Matthew Rogan.
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Paul McKittrick - Business Development Manager

Solicitors: Are you looking to offload your firm’s RTA/PI caseload?

We’ve got an attractive offer for law firms who want to divest themselves of their Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Claims caseload.
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Claire House Cup 2014

We’re supporting the Claire House Cup

We’re showing our support for Claire House’s annual children’s football tournament by sponsoring one of the pitches at the event this weekend.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of the Private Client Department

Dawn Joughin explores the Social Care Costs Cap and the Care Act

Next year the long-awaited Care Act will introduce a cap on the costs of Social Care, Dawn Joughin from Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors looks at the implications of this cap and how it will affect those who struggle to afford care in their later years.
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Right to Buy mortgage claims with Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors in Liverpool and Kirkby.

Did you buy your house under the Right to Buy scheme?

We’re investigating reports of mis-selling relating to Right to Buy mortgages. If you have bought a home under the Right to Buy scheme, you may be entitled to claim compensation, read on to find out more.


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Rebecca Finnigan - Family Law Solicitor

Rebecca Finnigan on Parental Responsibility in Eastenders

As Eastenders' Honey Mitchell announced this week that she was leaving the country for Canada with her children in tow, Rebecca Finnigan looked at the options available to ex-husband Billy Mitchell to keep his kids in the country.


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Robert Lee - Private Client Solicitor

Robert Lee on Coronation Street's Tina's demise

As Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre meets a sticky end in tonight's show, Robert Lee looks at what might happen to her estate on our Sud's Law blog.


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Martin Malone - Employment Law Solicitor

Employment Law Update - May 2014

Martin Malone, Head of the Employment Law department, presents his roundup of the important developments in Employment Law over the last month.
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Matthew Rogan - Family Law Solicitor

Matthew Rogan comments on changes to Child Maintenance

From later this year, parents will be charged if they choose to use Government-provided services to arrange child maintenance payments. Our solicitor Matthew Rogan looks at how this might affect single parents.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of the Private Client Department

Canter Levin & Berg supports Dementia Awareness Week

As Dementia Friends Champions, the Private Client Department at Canter Levin & Berg are supporting Dementia Awareness Week, running from 18th to 24th May this year.
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Schools Law Web

We've lent our support to a scheme highlighting State School Lawyers

A new scheme launched by the Schools Law Web aims to increase diversity in the legal profession by highlighting successful lawyers who come from a variety of educational backgrounds.
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Matthew Rogan - Family Law Solicitor

Matthew Rogan on the Children and Families Act 2014

Family Law Solicitor Matthew Rogan takes a look at the introduction of The Child Arrangements Programme, as it replaces Residence, Custody and Contact orders.


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Sports teams at St Laurence's Primary school in Kirkby

We’ve equipped a local school for sporting success in all weathers

Our sponsorship of wet weather jackets for St Laurence’s Primary School in Kirkby means their sports teams will be able to compete rain or shine.
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Ian Troop - Road Accident Solicitor

New figures reveal number of whiplash claims is decreasing

Despite news coverage to the contrary, official government statistics indicate a year-on-year fall in the number of people claiming compensation for whiplash injuries.


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The Mansion House Beer Festival 2014

Join us at the Mansion House Beer Festival in St Helens

We’re pleased to announce that we are once again sponsoring the beer festival at the Mansion House in St Helens, held on 9th and 10th May.
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Richard Hughes - Criminal Law Solicitor

Halted trial reveals true impact of legal aid cuts

A judge in London has ordered a serious fraud trial halted after the defendants in the case failed to obtain legal-aid funded representation from a barrister.
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Matthew Rogan - Family Law Solicitor

Matthew Rogan joins our Family Law department

The family law department here at Canter Levin & Berg is growing as we welcome Matthew Rogan, our new Family Law Solicitor.
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Schools Law Web

Canter Levin & Berg helps young people learn how to protect their property

We’re sponsoring Schools Law Web in their efforts to help kids stay safe and protect their valuables from theft.


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Edwina Harkin - Family Law Solicitor

Looking at the cuts to Family Law Legal Aid one year on

A year after the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), we take a look at how it has affected people seeking advice on Family Law issues.
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Ruth Bennett - Road Accident Solicitor

The end of compensation? Our response to new proposals

Ruth Bennett from Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors responds to a proposal from the Association of British Insurers calling for the removal of damages in low-value road accident claims.


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Neurosupport - Neurological Disorders Support

We’re attending the Neurosupport Head Matters Tea Party

Tomorrow, Thursday 13th March, we will be attending the Head Matters Tea Party, held at Neurosupport’s centre in Liverpool City Centre as part of events to mark Brain Awareness Week.
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Richard Hughes - Criminal Law Solicitor

Criminal Solicitors not attending court this Friday

Criminal Law Solicitors and Barristers across England and Wales won't be attending court tomorrow. Richard Hughes, a Partner in our Crime Department, explains why this is happening and what arrangements we have made for our own clients' cases.
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Rebecca Brown - Personal Injury Solicitor

Rebecca Brown on choosing a Personal Injury solicitor

Rebecca Brown explores the difference choosing an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor can make to the whole process of claiming Personal Injury Compensation in an article that appears on the Law Plain and Simple website.
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Sean Carty - Professional Negligence Solicitor

Sean Carty on Professional Negligence

Our Professional Negligence Solicitor Sean Carty has written an introduction to Professional Negligence as part of our contribution to the Law Plain and Simple website.
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John Booth - Employment Law Solicitor

John Booth on Protected Disclosures

What constitutes Disclosure of Information? John Booth looks at a recent Employment Tribunal case that might provide an answer.
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Lexcel Practice Management Standard

Lexcel and IIP success for Canter Levin & Berg

We’ve pleased to announce that we've recently passed both our Law Society Lexcel and our Investors in People assessments, following inspections earlier this year.


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John Booth - Employment Law Solicitor

John Booth on the Minimum Wage and Employers

Employment Law Solicitor John Booth looks at the penalties employers face if they pay their employees less than the minimum wage and how to avoid making mistakes when calculating wages.
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Rebecca Finnigan - Family Law Solicitor

Rebecca Finnigan on Kym Lomas's "Quickie Divorce"

Family Law Solicitor Rebecca Finnigan explains the myth of the "Quickie Divorce" in light of today's media reports that former Coronation Street actress and Hearsay member Kym Lomas is divorcing from her husband, Eastenders actor Jamie Lomas.
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Pete Mitchell - Criminal Law Solicitor

Pete Mitchell criticises misleading barrister income figures

If you’ve been following the news today you might have noticed the release of some rather eye-catching salary figures for legal-aid funded criminal law barristers released by the Ministry of Justice. Pete Mitchell, one of our Criminal Law Solicitors, breaks down the hype behind the headlines.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Merry Christmas from Canter Levin & Berg

The Partners and Staff at Canter Levin & Berg would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. If you need legal advice over the festive period, find out how to get in touch here.
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Sean Carty - Contempt of Court Solicitor

Are you facing Contempt of Court Proceedings? We can help!

A recent case dealt we’ve dealt with has opened up the prospect of securing legal aid funding to defend against Contempt of Court Proceedings.
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Ruth Allanson and Joanne Rowe meet with staff from Listening Ear

Going behind the scenes with Listening Ear

After their Three Peaks Challenge exploits earlier this year, some of our solicitors visited Listening Ear’s office to find out more about its work counselling children and adults.
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Romilly Houghton - Brain Injury Solicitor

Canter Levin & Berg to feature again in Headway directory

Serious Injury Solicitor and Partner Romilly Houghton again recognised in the Headway directory of solicitors for her work with victims of brain damage and other serious head injuries.
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Mission Christmas 2013

We’re supporting Rossie and Mission Christmas this year

Help us to help some of the thousands of children in poverty in the UK to enjoy this Christmas by donating just one present as part of the Mission Christmas appeal, run by the charity Cash for Kids.
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Equality in the Workplace

Taking a look at workplace equality

We're taking a look at workplace equality today with a new infographic examining the differences between the genders in terms of employment.
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National Adoption Week 2013

We’re supporting National Adoption Week 2013

This week (4th – 10th November) is National Adoption Week and solicitors from the Family Law team at Canter Levin & Berg have been sharing some of their thoughts on adoption.
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Our four intrepid Mo' growers at the start of their challenge

We're growing our support for Movember 13

‘Taches are sprouting out here at Canter Levin & Berg this month as we’re taking part in Movember.
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Liverpool Horror Festival

Win tickets to Liverpool's first Horror Festival

We have 5 pairs of passes to the first ever Liverpool Horror Festival to giveaway in our latest Facebook competition. Read on to find out more about the festival, which opens next week and how to enter our competition.
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Lord Neuberger - President of the Supreme Court

CLB Solicitors look at Lord Neuberger's legal aid speech

The UK’s most senior judge, Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger, has spoken out against cuts to the legal aid system, warning they could deny access to justice for those most in need. Ronan Molloy and Rebecca Finnigan from Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors have been looking at the issues raised in his speech.
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John Booth - Employment Law Solicitor

John Booth answers your Employment Law questions on Seven Streets

Solicitor John Booth has been answering Employment Law questions in an interview on popular local website Seven Streets.
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Neurosupport - Neurological Disorders Support

Canter Levin & Berg at Neurosupport Legal Advice Service Launch

We’re delighted to be one of the firms listed on the new Legal Advice Panel for neurological conditions charity Neurosupport, which is being launched today here in Liverpool.
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Alan O'Hare will be one of the hosts of our Festival Club this year.

Alan O’Hare on hosting this year’s Liverpool Irish Festival

Canter, Levin and Berg are sponsoring the Festival Club at this year’s 2013 Liverpool Irish Festival. Earlier this week we managed to catch up with local musician Alan O'Hare, who will be one of the hosts at the Festival Club.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of Private Client Law

The Problems and Pitfalls of DIY Probate

Head of Private Client Law, Dawn Joughin looks at the problems people might encounter when taking a Do-It-Yourself approach to Probate administration.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of Private Client Law

Dawn Joughin on the legal implications of dementia

The recent sad news that former footballer, and TV presenter, Jimmy Hill is suffering with dementia has brought the law relating to Powers of Attorney to the forefront of the news.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of Private Client Law

Dawn Joughin featured in this month’s Solicitors Journal

Head of the Private Client Department at Canter Levin & Berg, Dawn Joughin has been featured in the Solicitors Journal this month.


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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors - Cash Advance Offer

Canter Levin & Berg launch £1750 cash advance offer

We are launching a new £1750 cash advance offer, open to new road accident and personal injury clients who choose Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors to help them make their claim.
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Canter Levin & Berg Supporting the North West Legal Support Trust

We're tackling the Liverpool Legal Walk tonight

As if completing the Three Peaks Challenge last weekend wasn’t enough, our solicitors and staff are off on another trek tonight. We’re walking 10k with the Liverpool Law Society to raise money for the North West Legal Support Trust.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors Three Peaks Challenge 2013

Canter Levin & Berg team complete the Three Peaks Challenge

Congratulations to our five solicitors for their success completing the Three Peaks Challenge over the weekend.


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Liverpool Irish Festival

We’re sponsoring this year’s Liverpool Irish Festival

We’re pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Festival Club at this year’s Liverpool Irish Festival, taking place between Thursday 10th and Sunday 20th October.
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Ronan Molloy - Criminal Law Solicitor

Crime Solicitor Ronan Molloy on Eastenders storyline

If you’re an avid watcher of Eastenders or Coronation Street and you haven’t yet visited our Sud’s Law blog, you’re missing out. This month Ronan Molloy, a solicitor within our Criminal Law department, has been examining the plight of Ronnie Mitchell/Branning upon her release from prison for Child Abduction.
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Pete Mitchell - Criminal Law Solicitor

Government makes a U-Turn on legal aid competition plan

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling this week announced that controversial plans to award legal aid work to the lowest bidder have been scrapped. Here at Canter Levin & Berg, our Crime Solicitor Pete Mitchell has welcomed the decision, read on to find out why.


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Canter Levin & Berg - Private Client Solicitors

Over 1 million family homes sold since 2008 to fund care costs

As many as three quarters of people who go into residential care face the prospect of selling their homes to cover care costs, with the numbers of people affected far higher than Government projections.


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Dawn Joughin - Head of Private Client Department

Choosing the right lawyer as you get older

Head of Private Client Law, Dawn Joughin, looks at the importance of choosing the right lawyer when planning for later life.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Canter Levin & Berg take on the Three Peaks Challenge

Five of our intrepid solicitors will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours to raise money for local charity Listening Ear.
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Hazel Roberts - Head of Family Law

Liverpool City Council to pay foster carers backdated compensation

Head of Family Law Hazel Roberts comments on news that over 300 carers on Merseyside will be paid more for the care they provide after an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman into years of underpayments by Liverpool City Council.


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Ian Troop - Road Traffic Accident Solicitor

Insurance companies encouraging fraud - says MPs' committee

Ian Troop adds his thoughts to comments made by MPs accusing insurance companies of encouraging people to make fraudulent claims and to exaggerate their injuries in accident claims.
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Martin Malone - Employment Law Solicitor

Martin Malone on the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees

From today, anyone wishing to file an employment tribunal case in England will have to pay a fee of up to £1200. Partner and Employment Law Solicitor Martin Malone looks at this contentious issue.


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'In Other Words' writing competition display at Liverpool Central Library

See our writing competition entries at Liverpool Central Library

We’re pleased to announce that all of the entries to “In Other Words”, our schools’ writing competition, are now on display at Liverpool Central Library.
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Joanne Rowe - Law Society Accredited Family Law Solicitor

Joanne Rowe joins Law Society's Child Law Scheme

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce that our solicitor Joanne Rowe has obtained membership of the Law Society’s Child Law Accreditation Scheme.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Road accident statistics for 2012 analysed

The number of road accidents reported to the Police in the UK has fallen yet again, according to figures recently released by the Department for Transport.  CLB Solicitor Ian Troop takes a look at the figures.
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Solicitor Krystal Lewis meets with AGE UK Wirral staff and volunteers

Canter Levin & Berg step in to save Age UK luncheon club

A generous donation from Canter Levin & Berg has enabled a Wirral charity to continue providing luncheon clubs for pensioners after funding cuts meant closure looked likely.
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Pete Mitchell - Criminal Law Solicitor

Pete Mitchell speaks to Liverpool Community Radio about Criminal Law

Pete Mitchell, Partner and Criminal Law Solicitor here at Canter Levin & Berg will be speaking to Liverpool Community Radio's  Big Lunch programme on 1st July from 1pm.
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Dawn Joughin - Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialist

Dawn Joughin joins Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

We’re pleased to announce that Dawn Joughin, Head of our Private Client Department, is now a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
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Hazel Roberts - Head of Family Law

Domestic violence against women “a worldwide epidemic”

Solicitor Hazel Roberts looks at the new report by the World Health Organization into domestic violence against women around the world.
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Mark Flynn - Military Injury Solicitor

Mark Flynn on the Supreme Court military claims ruling

The families of four soldiers killed in Iraq have been told by the Supreme Court that they can pursue damages claims against the government.
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Ruth Allanson - Family Law Solicitor

Ruth Allanson speaks to Liverpool Community Radio about Legal Aid changes

With changes to legal aid funding likely to affect many people across Liverpool and the rest of the country, Canter Levin & Berg Solicitor Ruth Allanson will be appearing on Liverpool Community Radio’s ‘Big Lunch’ show at 1pm today.
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Cake Sale for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Baking for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the partners and staff at our Liverpool offices held a cake and bake sale this week.


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Reclaim NHS care costs with Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Reclaim thousands of pounds in care costs from NHS Wales

Many elderly people, who have been paying for long term nursing care in Wales, could reclaim thousands of pounds in care fees for care that should have been provided free of charge.
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AgeUK Mid Mersey Logo

Canter Levin & Berg tea dance raises money for AgeUK

A great afternoon's dancing was had by all at Warrington's Parr Hall this week to raise money for AgeUK Mid Mersey as Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors held a tea dance for local residents.
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Lisa O'Halloran (left) with other Roses at this year's Regional Festival

Liverpool's Rose reaches Tralee International Final

We're delighted to announce that our Liverpool Rose, Lisa O'Halloran, has made it through to the final of this year's Rose of Tralee International Festival.
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In Other Words Writing Competition

Writing competition winners celebrated at Liverpool Central Library

The winners of our schools’ writing competition, In Other Words, were celebrated yesterday at Liverpool Central Library with a presentation and a reading by two very special guests.
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Pete Mitchell - Criminal Law Solicitor

Canter Levin & Berg in London to Protest Legal Aid Cuts

Solicitors from Canter Levin & Berg joined hundreds of other lawyers yesterday in London to protest against the government’s proposed changes to the Criminal Legal Aid system.
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In Other Words - Liverpool Literary Festival 2013

In Other Words - Writing Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of our Primary and Secondary School creative writing competition, 'In Other Words', held as part of the 2013 Liverpool Literary Festival.
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Dying Matters

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors support Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013

As part of our support for Dying Matters Awareness Week, Dawn Joughin, head of our private client department, spoke at an event held this Tuesday at Willowbrook Hospice in St. Helens.
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Robert Lee - Private Client Department

Robert Lee looks at Wills on the telly in Coronation Street

As it is Dying Matters Awareness Week, our Private Client Solicitor Robert Lee looks at an ongoing storyline in Coronation Street where a character is considering making a Will.
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Liverpool Solicitor Sean Carty and Lisa O'Halloran

Liverpool has a new Rose in town

After a two-year break, the Liverpool Rose of Tralee returned this bank holiday weekend with the special event taking place at St Michael’s Irish Centre on May 4.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Canter Levin & Berg to start Warrington legal advice clinics

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors will be launching our own legal advice clinic for Private Client Law matters, as part of our on-going relationship with Age UK (Mid Mersey) on 16th May.
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Solicitor Rob Lowe talks to visitors at the Age UK office

CLB Solicitors attend new Age UK information centre opening

Private Client Law solicitors Canter Levin & Berg attended the recent opening of a new Age UK advice centre in Warrington this week, where we will soon be operating a drop-in legal advice clinic.
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Pete Mitchell - Criminal Law Solicitor

Rates of animal cruelty on the increase says Criminal Law Solicitor Peter Mitchell

Criminal Law Solicitor Peter Mitchell comments on new figures from the RSPCA which point to a rising number of incidents of animal cruelty in England and Wales during 2012.
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Canter Levin & Berg - Legal Aid Solicitors

We're joining with Liverpool Law Society to oppose legal aid changes

We have joined representatives from firms across Merseyside as part of efforts to oppose changes to the criminal legal system including the removal of the ability for people accused of a crime to choose their own solicitor if their case is funded by legal aid.
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NSPCC - How Safe Are Our Children? Report 2013

Hazel Roberts comments on NSPCC's child safety report

Head of Family Law and Child Law Solicitor Hazel Roberts looks at the state of child safety in the UK following the publication of in depth charity report.
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Canter Levin & Berg - Legal Aid Solicitors

We're concerned about changes to Criminal Legal Aid and you should be too!

Government proposals could lead to big cuts in legal aid for criminal cases, find out why legal aid matters and how these changes might affect you.
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World Book Night 2013

We're sponsoring books as part of World Book Night 2013

Good news for Liverpool’s bookworms this week, as we’ve teamed up with the Liverpool City Centre branch of Waterstones the book shop to giveaway free books as part of tomorrow night’s World Book Night.


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Joanne Rowe - Law Society Accredited Family Law Solicitor

Joanne Rowe joins the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce that Joanne Rowe has been successful in her application to the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme.


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In Other Words - Liverpool Literary Festival 2013

We’re running a writing competition for Liverpool Literary Festival

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are supporting this year’s Liverpool Literary Festival and helping to get books for schools by running our very own creative writing competition "In Other Words" for local primary and secondary school pupils.


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Ian Fitzpatrick running for Love Kingston in this year’s London Marathon

Canter Levin & Berg Partner Ian Fitzpatrick is running in next weekend’s London Marathon to raise money for the charity Love Kingston.


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Romilly Houghton - Brain Injury Solicitor

Canter Levin & Berg Partner featured in Headway directory

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg are pleased to announce that one of our partners, Romilly Houghton has been accepted onto the directory of approved specialist brain injury solicitors run by leading national brain injury charity, Headway.
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Richard Hughes - Criminal Law Solicitor

Liverpool Solicitors speak out over Criminal Legal Aid proposals

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has this week announced the government is opening a consultation on further cuts to legal aid for criminal cases. In addition to the cuts, a system where solicitors bid against one another for contracts to work on criminal cases could be introduced.
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Hazel Roberts - Head of Family Law

Legal Aid changes will hurt most vulnerable, says Liverpool Solicitor

Cuts in the Legal Aid budget due to come into effect in April this year will hurt the most vulnerable in society, says Liverpool Solicitor Hazel Roberts.
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Dawn Joughin - Head of Private Client Law

Transferring funds using a Lasting Power of Attorney

This news item is in response to an article printed in the Financial Matters column of the Sunday Times on 3rd February 2013 and written by William Kay. The article gave incorrect advice and a complaint was made to the paper by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).
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UK Divorce Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg

Unhappy with rising costs in divorce? Our fixed fee services are the answer

According to a report out this week, spiralling costs are the main reason why people in divorce case might make a complaint about their lawyer.
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Golden Years Roadshow

Canter Levin & Berg appearing at Liverpool Golden Years Road Show

If you’re over 50 and looking for legal advice to help with the costs of care, planning for retirement and more, then look out for Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors at next month’s Golden Years Road Show.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg granted ABS status

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce that as of 25th February 2013, we are now licensed as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS).
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors - Grand National Competition

Win Grand National Tickets with Canter Levin & Berg

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg are teaming up with local Radio station JuiceFM for a brilliant new competition celebrating the world’s greatest steeplechase.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors join Cancer Research UK FreeWill Service

Liverpool Wills & Probate Lawyers Canter Levin & Berg have joined forces with the charity Cancer Research UK to provide a very special offer to anyone aged 55 and over who might be considering writing a will or updating an existing will.
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LExcel Practice Management Standard

Canter Levin & Berg re-awarded Lexcel accreditation

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg are pleased to announce that following an inspection last month, we have been re-awarded the prestigious Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society for the ninth year running.
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Ruth Allanson - Family Law Solicitor

Legal Aid changes from 1st April 2013

This article was written by Ruth Allanson, a Solicitor within the Family Law department at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors. Ruth specializes in child law matters, divorce and domestic abuse law.
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James Gratton - Personal Injury Solicitor

Government plans to make it harder to claim compensation for accidents at work

James Gratton, a Solicitor within the Personal Injury department at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors comments on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. James specializes in dealing with industrial disease compensation claims.
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James Gratton - Personal Injury Solicitor

Compensation for slips and falls due to snow and ice

This article was written by James Gratton, a Solicitor within the Personal Injury department at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors. James specializes in dealing with industrial disease compensation claims.
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NHS Care home fees 31st March deadline approaching

A new deadline for people wishing to claim back withheld Continuing Healthcare payments from the NHS is fast approaching. The following article was written by Krystal Lewis, a solicitor within our Liverpool Private Client Department.
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Christian Legacy

Canter Levin & Berg link up with Christian Legacy

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg are linking up with the charity Christian Legacy to offer a discount on our will writing services.
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Rebecca Finnigan - Family Law Solicitor

Did Tyrone in Corrie receive the correct legal advice?

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitor Rebecca Finnigan comments on the current Coronation Street storyline involving domestic violence against the character Tyrone Dobbs.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

App for Separating Parents developed by DWP

The Department of Work and Pensions has launched a web-based app to help families undergoing separation to get access to personalised advice and details of how to access further support.
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UNiTE to End Violence Against Women

264 Domestic Violence arrests by Metropolitan Police in 1 day

25th November marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and in support of the day, a massive police operation in the Capital saw officers make hundreds of arrests of people suspected to be involved in domestic abuse.
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Rebecca Finnigan - Family Law Solicitor

Rebecca Finnigan joins Law Society's Advanced Family Law scheme

Congratulations to our Solicitor Rebecca Finnigan, who has just achieved membership of the Law Society's Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme.
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CLB Santas dash through Liverpool

A team of hardy Santas from Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors took to the streets of Liverpool on Sunday 2nd December to take part in the 2012 edition of the annual Santa Dash.
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Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors back Road Safety Week

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are backing the Road Safety Week campaign to make roads safer for walking and cycling, as a survey reveals most kids in the North West would get out more if streets were safer.
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Cash for Kids - a helping hand for local children

Canter Levin & Berg Support Radio City Mission Christmas

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce our support for local radio station Radio City’s Mission Christmas appeal this year.
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National Adoption Week 2012

National Adoption Week Launches

This week is National Adoption Week 2012. Supported by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) as well as groups such as After Adoption and Adoption Matters Northwest, the campaign aims to reach people across the UK who might be considering adopting a child.
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Claims Mediator Warning

We have become aware that a number of clients, particularly those who have been involved in a Road Traffic Accident, have been approached recently by agents of some third party Insurance Companies.
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Canter Levin & Berg Supporting the North West Legal Support Trust

Liverpool Solicitors Walk for Justice

Thursday 4th October 2012 saw Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors put their best foot forwards participating in the first Liverpool Legal Walk which took place around the city centre.
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Liverpool Brain Injury Solicitor runs 10k for Headway

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors’ Brain Injury Specialist Ian Smith is taking to the streets of Wirral this weekend to raise money for brain injury charity Headway. Ian, a partner in the Liverpool office, will be running the Wirral 10k on 14th October on behalf of Headway’s Wirral branch.
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James Gratton - Occupational Disease Solicitor

Occupational Disease Solicitor joins Canter Levin & Berg

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors would like to welcome our new solicitor, James Gratton, to the firm.  James is a specialist in occupational disease claims and since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993 he has worked to obtain compensation for people whose working environment has caused them to contract or develop an occupational disease
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Wendy Brown - Social Media Editor

Wendy Brown nominated for Business Development award

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce that Wendy Brown, our Online & Social Media Editor, has been nominated for an award at the 10th Annual 'Livercool Awards' organised by local networking group Downtown Liverpool in Business.
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Ruth Allanson - Family Law Solicitor

Ruth Allanson joins Law Society's Child Law Panel

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce that our solicitor Ruth Allanson has obtained membership of the Law Society’s Child Law Accreditation Scheme.
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Romilly Houghton - Solicitor

Romilly Houghton appointed to Association of Child Abuse Lawyers' specialist legal panel

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are pleased to announce that one of our solicitors, Romilly Houghton has been appointed to the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers’ (ACAL) specialist legal panel.
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Sean Lisa Ruth and Rebecca from Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Abseiling Success for Canter Levin & Berg

Just a quick update to say thank you on behalf of our intrepid abseilers for the donations received so far for last Saturday's charity abseil down the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool City Centre.
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Sean Lisa Ruth and Rebecca from Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

More Abseiling Action from Canter Levin & Berg for charity

After the recent abseiling exploits of our legal team down Leasowe Lighthouse on the Wirral, we've set our sights on a bigger challenge this month.  Four members of our legal team, Sean Carty, Rebecca Finnigan, Lisa Young and Ruth Allanson, will be heading to the top of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral this Saturday for a charity abseil hoping to raise £500 in aid of the charity After Adoption.
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NHS Care home fees 30th September deadline approaching

Covering the costs of care home fees can be a big concern.  Fortunately, if you or your relative requires care primarily for health reasons then the NHS will meet the full costs of the care as part of a care package called NHS Continuing Healthcare.
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A response to the Dilnot Report on Social Care Funding

Many people have contacted our Private Client Law team in relation to the government’s announcement on July 11 about changes to the funding of care for the elderly made in an official report by the economist Andrew Dilnot.  Dawn Joughin, our head of Private Client Law has written this article which provides answers to some of those questions.
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Brazilica Competition Winner Announced

Canter Levin Berg would like to say 'Congratulations' to Rebecca Flynn from Aintree, who is the lucky winner of our Brazilica Festival competition.  Rebecca has won two nights of luxury at the Malmaison hotel Liverpool over the Brazilica Festival weekend. Well done!


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Liverpool Solicitors Welcome Irish Cultural Corridor

This morning Sean Carty, an Associate Solicitor in our Commercial and Employment Law Department, attended a breakfast meeting with various other Irish Liverpool professionals to meet Jimmy Deenihan TD, the Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the government of the Republic of Ireland.
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40 year milestone for Canter Levin & Berg’s Ronnie

Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors would like to send our congratulations to Ronnie Lowe, a member of our criminal law team, on her reaching 40 years of service.
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Brazilica Festival

Liverpool Solicitors launch Brazilica Festival competition with Malmaison Hotels

Here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors we're very pleased to announce our brilliant new summer competition in association with Malmaison Hotels and the Liverpool Brazilica Festival
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Liverpool solicitors hit new heights for children's charity

Liverpool solicitors Canter Levin & Berg have been hitting new heights to raise funds for the Action For Children charity.  Family Law solicitors Ruth Allanson and Jo Rowe abseiled down Leasowe Lighthouse on Sunday, June 10 and to date have risen just shy of £900 for the charity's work in Knowsley.


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Liverpool Solicitors speak out after SRA votes to deregulate trainee salaries

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg have spoken out after the recent Solicitors Regulatory Authority vote to deregulate the minimum salary for trainee solicitors.
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Schools Law Web

School pupils consider the misery caused by fake designer goods

School pupils have been investigating the impact of fake designer goods as part of an education programme supported by Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg.
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Schools Law Web

Solicitors help local pupils consider case for minimum alcohol pricing

Local school pupils have been considering the case for minimum alcohol pricing thanks to an education programme strongly supported by Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg.
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Liverpool solicitors support school pupils' Snooper's Law debate

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg have been supporting local school pupils as they consider the arguments for and against a proposed new law which would give the government powers to check up on who people phone, which websites they visit and who they send e-mails to.
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Canter Levin & Berg welcome the Sea Odyssey Giants to Liverpool

Liverpool Solicitors Canter Levin & Berg had a close encounter with the giants from this weekend's Sea Odyssey spectacular.  The 30ft high "Giant Uncle" passed by our offices on Friday afternoon, and we were able to take this video of the event.
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Schools Law Web

Canter Levin & Berg sponsor law project for Liverpool's schools

Liverpool solicitors Canter Levin & Berg are sponsoring the Liverpool Schools Law & Citizenship Web, an initiative which introduces local pupils to the legal system and those who work within it.
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Insurers play to captive victims

An accident which gives rise to a personal injury claim will often leave the victim feeling vulnerable, distressed, bewildered and in need of sound legal and medical advice.
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Criminal legal services enter a new era

From 14 July 2010 all criminal law suppliers will operate under a new contract with the Legal Services Commission.
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Criminal liability of parents for truancy

Have you got children who are failing to attend school? Have they been bullied? Do they refuse to attend?  Parents or Guardians have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children receive an appropriate education.
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