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At TV Edwards personal and social justice is our passion and has been embedded in everything we do since 1929.

Many of the cases we deal with help to shape the law, often holding authorities to account and scrutinising decisions that have an impact not only on our clients, but on society as a whole. 

In this blog, our expert lawyers look at the relevant and topical issues arising from the work they do.

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COVID-19 and changes to notice periods for possession

Radhika Shah
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Landlords are required to give tenants notice to end the tenancy. The notice must set out the grounds the landlord is seeking possession and the date that the notice period expires. The notice period is different depending on the type of tenancy and reason...

End of the Covid-19 eviction ban?

Radhika Shah
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UPDATE - On 21st August 2020 the courts extended the “ban” on evictions by placing on hold all possession proceedings and suspending all eviction work carried out by court bailiffs until 20th September 2020. The following...

Did government guidance contribute to deaths in care homes?

Monica Kreel
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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were nearly 46,000 registered deaths of care home residents from 2 March 2020 to 1 May 2020. Out of these, over a quarter involved coronavirus. This staggering loss of life – over 12,500 care...

Court of Protection allows dying woman to leave care home

Monica Kreel
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For the Judgment click  here For the press release click  here For the press report click here The Court of Protection team at TV Edwards represented the applicant, VE, in this important case: VE v AO & ors [2020] EWCOP 23. In a judgment...

RIght to a Fair Trial During the Covid-19 Lockdown

Anna Perry
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The right to a fair trial in times of lockdown and the impact of Re P (A Child: Remote Hearing) 2020 Since the government introduced lockdown measures in March 2020 to curb the spread of coronavirus, the issue for the courts has been how to safely...

Court awards damages for commercial surrogacy using own eggs and donor eggs

Anest Mathias
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On 1 April 2020 The Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust (Appellant) v XX (Respondent). The Supreme Court has determined that a person may claim damages for a surrogacy arrangement using her own eggs and donor...

New protections for tenants in poor housing

Radhika Shah
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From 20 March 2020 a new law came into effect which gave tenants the power to enforce their right to live in a home fit for human habitation. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the Act) came into force last year on 20 March 2019. It meant...

How our family solicitors can still help you

Anest Mathias
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There is no doubt that the country is going through a great period of stress, uncertainty and confusion. We have heard from some clients that this is causing increases in family discord including the breakdown of long term relationships. We are also worried...

Child arrangements during the Coronavirus crisis

Emma Good
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New measures have been introduced by the Government in response to the current Covid-19 crisis. These measures require everyone to stay at home for a 3 week period, except in the following circumstances: Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and...

The English Family Court and the abducted Dubai Princesses

Anest Mathias
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Why did a family law judge in London make findings about what happened to two princesses living in Dubai? Her Royal Princess Haya bint Al Hussein (“the mother”) has two children, Jalila aged 12 years and Zayah aged 8 years.  She is the...

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