News & Updates

Read about some of the more significant changes in legislation here, as well as news about TSP and click here to find out more about What's On at TSP.

Shelley Cumbers

CONVERTING CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS TO MARRIAGE - WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED

21 July 2014: Shelley Cumbers, Family and Divorce Law Solicitor at Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP), discussed recently the introduction of marriage for same-sex couples and the ability of those already registered in civil partnerships to convert to marriage from 10 December 2014. She now looks at the implications of these recent changes in the family law world, including how civil partners can go about converting their relationship to marriage and what other matters they should consider, such as preparing a Will and entering into a marital agreement.

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Shelley Cumbers

COHABITING COUPLES - DISPELLING THE MYTH

18 July 2014: Shelley Cumbers, Family and Divorce Law Solicitor at Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP), discusses the widely held misconception that is common law marriage.

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Naomi Eady

NHS SPECIAL MEASURES REGIME TO EXTEND TO CARE HOMES

16 July 2014: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced today that the ‘special measures’ initiative, which was created to trouble-shoot failing hospital trusts, is to be rolled out to include care homes and homecare services.

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Naomi Eady

NEW NURSING GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE NHS PATIENT SAFETY

15 July 2014: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have set out strict new guidelines on the number of nurses that should be available to care for hospital inpatients. In their guidelines NICE advise that having one nurse care for more than eight patients on a ward, during the day, should alert hospital staff to the possibility that patient care is being compromised.

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Emma Town

THINKING OF EXTENDING YOUR PROPERTY?

15 July 2014: Emma Town, Residential Property Solicitor at leading Essex law firm Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP), outlines what you will need to think about as far as planning permission is concerned if you are considering adding to or making changes to your property.

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