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August 2017 Newswire  

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Hethertons Services for You and Your Family

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  Hethertons mark 70 years in York with celebration


Staff, clients and professional contacts of Hethertons recently gathered together to celebrate 70 years of the firm’s work in the City of York.

Held at The Hospitium in Museum Gardens, the event was an opportunity to look back on the many decades the firm has been advising local individuals and businesses.

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  Hethertons welcomes the end of “unlawful” Tribunal fees


Hethertons’ head of employment law has welcomed the recent Supreme Court ruling on Employment Tribunal fees.

In R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, the Supreme Court ruled that the introduction of the fees four years ago was unlawful.

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  Drawing attention to the less-recognised signs of domestic abuse


A video campaign is aiming to raise awareness of some of the less commonly acknowledged aspects of domestic abuse.

At least a quarter of people will be victims at some stage in their lives and the abuse can often be a factor in couples entering divorce proceedings.

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  Anger mounts over top-up fees


Around a quarter of care home residents who are entitled to care funded by the local authority are falling victim to a “stealth tax”.

Age UK has warned that a sizeable number of families are being forced to pay top-up fees for placements, which in some cases add up to £100 a week.

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  Residents won’t continue with their six-year legal battle


Local residents have given up their long-running battle to be allowed to remain at a site near Beverley, Yorkshire.

Locals had gone to the Court of Appeal in an effort to secure permission for 73 dwellings to remain at Lakeminster Park.

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