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Bake for justice raises £400 for the London Legal Support Trust

On 23 February 2017, the lawyers at Miles & Partners in London took to the streets of Devonshire Square to sell delicious home-made cakes and treats as part of the Great Legal Bake. The team baked their hearts out and ...

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09.03.2017

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Not eligible for legal aid in Court of Protection proceedings, what help can you get?

Legal aid is only available in limited cases to bring or respond to proceedings in the Court of Protection. It is always available to people who have been deprived of their liberty and want to challenge this, but in other ...

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04.03.2017

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Free to leave? Can a hospital or care home deprive someone of their liberty?

On occasions, staff in a hospital or care home may believe that it is in the best interests of someone they look after to use physical restraints or medication to control their behaviour or to take steps to prevent them ...

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04.03.2017

Dee Aktar, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

London lawyers defend mother accused of female genital mutilation (FGM)

In one of the first cases in the London family courts since new laws were introduced to increase the protection afforded to potential victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), Dee Aktar, associate solicitor in the family law team at Miles & Partners ...

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24.02.2017

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Floyd Porter appointed as chief assessor to The Law Society’s Mental Capacity Accreditation Scheme

Miles and Partners Solicitors in London are pleased to announce that Floyd Porter, Partner and Joint head of the Mental Health and Capacity department, has been appointed as Chief Assessor to the new Law Society Mental Capacity Welfare Accreditation Scheme, ...

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16.02.2017

Jammy hearts for justice in Devonshire Square, 23 February

The lawyers at Miles & Partners in Middlesex St, will be rolling up their sleeves and applying their skills to tarts instead of torts on 23 February when they will be hosting a cake stall in Devonshire Square. Proceeds from ...

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15.02.2017

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New year, divorce on the horizon?

The Christmas and New Year period can be a difficult time for many people; it is an opportunity for family and friends to get together, but it can add to the pressures when a marriage is in trouble. For most family ...

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01.01.2017

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Different ways to a divorce settlement

When you have taken the difficult step of deciding to divorce, working out your future arrangements for children, property, maintenance payments and shared business interests can lead to a great deal of anguish. If you have not come to an ...

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17.12.2016