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Community care and moving on after mental health problems

Feeling good in your own home is an important element of anyone’s wellbeing, and this is particularly important when recovering from a mental health condition. Andrew Bowmer and Jasper Blumenthal from our community care team recently helped a lady to obtain suitable accommodation to enable her to lead a more independent life after more than…

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Commercial landlords – have you put minimum energy efficiency standards in place?

Landlords of privately rented residential and commercial properties should by now have taken action to comply with the government’s minimum energy efficiency standards, known as ‘MEES’.  The new standards became law on 1 April 2018 and were introduced by the governments as part of its carbon reduction strategy. It has since been illegal to grant…

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Why more couples are in need of a pre-civil partnership agreement

With civil partnerships being more popular than ever according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, Michelle Uppal, family lawyer at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London explains how same sex couples can safeguard their future with a little help from their legal friends.  ‘It is interesting that so many same sex…

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Congratulations to Andrew Bowmer on Accredited Legal Representative status in the Court of Protection

Andrew Bowmer, mental capacity law and community care solicitor at Miles & Partners Solicitors, has been appointed as an Accredited Legal Representative in the Court of  Protection by the Law Society of England and Wales as part of its Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.  This appointment highlights Andrew’s high professional and ethical standards in the…

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Housing tenants to be protected from spurious charges from 1 June 2019

The scarcity of housing accommodation, particularly in London, has meant that power has been firmly in the hands of landlords and their agents who have increasingly sought to pass on many of the normal operating costs to tenants. In addition to their monthly rent and a deposit, tenants have also found themselves having to pay…

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Serving up cocktails at care homes

Evenings in care homes can be quiet and lonely, so every week Magic Me volunteers host cocktail parties – an occasion for residents to socialise with friends, family and volunteers. Kaileigh Hazeldine, and some of the other members of the mental health and capacity and family law teams at Miles & Partners Solicitors, based in…

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