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September 2016 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.

  Demand for family services leads to new appointment


A growing interest in Hethertons’ family law services has led the firm to bolster its team with the appointment of an experienced paralegal.

Rachel Raper has joined the firm after spending more than 20 years helping families across Yorkshire with various legal issues.

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  Exam success for Hethertons’ apprentice


Hethertons apprentice Lucy Martindale is delighted to have passed a prestigious professional exam.

As an administrative assistant at the firm, Lucy already assists our wills and probate department on a daily basis, but outside of working hours she has been studying hard for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

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  Mortgage approvals are down on a year ago


The number of mortgages approved by Britain’s banks fell by a fifth in August, compared to the same month in 2015.

That said, the figures released by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) show that the demand for unsecured borrowing remains very high.

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  Young teaching assistant pursues race discrimination claim against school


A Muslim teaching assistant has confirmed she will be pursuing legal action against a school, following allegations she was sacked for voicing concerns about footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks being shown to students.

Suriyah Bi had been dismissed from her job after just a week at Birmingham’s Heartlands Academy and now intends to take a race and religious discrimination claim to an Employment Tribunal.

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  Deposit disputes are on the increase


The number of disputes relating to tenancy deposits hit an all-time high in 2015/16, new data has revealed.

Figures collated by the Department for Communities and Local Government showed that in the 12 months to March, 28,100 disputes were raised in relation to deposits – more than any other period.

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