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We seem to be focusing a lot recently on words that you would never really use in everyday life, but here’s one phrase that we, as your local solicitors for Wills, think you need to know about. Fraudulent calumny is – simply – slander, usually in the form of making defamatory or incorrect statements about one person, to another. In some cases, the statements made can lead to drastic consequences, such as them amending their Will to exclude a loved one, based on the information they have been given. 
6000 UK residents currently await an organ donation, with 3 people per day dying before they are able to receive their life changing transplant. 
 
Recent studies show that 80% of UK residents support organ donation, however only 38% actually opt into the service. Although, in the event you haven’t made your options clear, the choice is left with your next of kin; this of course can be a difficult subject for them to deal with, and the thought of someone else having their loved ones organs an understandably upsetting prospect. This unfortunately means that they refuse the organ donation. 
 
Thankfully on 15 March 2019, Max and Keira’s Law was passed. 
You could say that there is no ‘normal’ day when you work for a Solicitors in Preston. I start my day around 8:30am, getting our file management system powered up, and making sure that I have my morning coffee (although sometimes I try and be healthy and opt for water – it’s just not the same!). 
 
First of all, I’ll go through all my emails and make sure that I deal with anything urgent from the evening before. Anything that requires a lengthy reply, or needs to wait until I have further information, gets flagged to be dealt with later in the day. 
 
A typical day starts with dealing with any post that has landed over the weekend. Usually, our clients pop things through the door, and we have a few replies to our previous week’s letters from banks or insurance companies. I mark everything with the date to show it has been received, and scan it all on. 
 
Once this has been dealt with, we can start responding! As Solicitors in Preston, it is important that we respond to any post as quickly as possible, and make sure that we are always one step ahead. 
Our Hope Jordan.
There are so many different reasons why you may be considering working full-time, whilst studying a law degree. You may be looking to change career, or you may just enjoy work. Whatever your reasons, you will want to go into the part-time-law-degree-full-time-work part of your life as prepared as you possibly can be. 
 
So, our Hope Jordan, who is currently embarking on that very journey, has decided to share a few of the pros and cons of choosing to study that way... 
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You might be in need of some legal assistance, or you might be thinking of starting a career in law, or you might just be ‘asking for a friend'; but, before you start, you really do need to know the answer to this question: What is the difference between a barrister, a lawyer, and a solicitor? 
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As one of our up-and-coming Property solicitors, our trainee solicitor, Chloe Cardwell, always has a busy day to look forward to upon arriving at the office. She always ensures that she has had her dose of morning coffee and is ready for the day ahead. 
The Jiff Lemon Case (officially known as Reckitt & Colman Ltd v Borden Inc [1990] 1 All E. R. 873) is a leading House of Lords decision (now the Supreme Court!) on the tort of Passing Off. 
 
Passing Off is a common law tort created by judges. Passing off is a type of unfair compensation claim made by holders of registered trademarks to stop or prevent others from copying the mark or packaging of a certain product. The owner of the trademark can receive remedies such as damages or injunctions. 
There can’t be too many of us who haven’t had to chase for the £100.00 we lent a ‘friend’ for a night out. Obviously, the friendship soon ends and you realise (probably) that, to quote Polonius, it’s probably easier to avoid the wrath of your significant other, to follow the adage of ‘neither a borrower or lender be’. You live and learn. 
 
I mean, you’d never serve a friend with a Statutory Demand.. would you?  
 
Well, actually, no. At least not for a hundred quid. But what if they owed you in excess of £5,000.00- this being the threshold for which you can start serving your Statutory Demand against an individual. 
 
Tell us what a Statutory Demand is, then. 
I’m not going to apologise but I will give you fair warning that there is definitely a feminist angle to this. Ugh your eye rolls are almost audible but please don’t stop reading! I’m not about to insult your intelligence with a lesson on the meaning of glass ceilings, patriarchy or even that fact that in the 21st century there is STILL a massive gender pay disparity (which remains at around 30% difference between the genders). You probably already know this. 
With air pollution on the rise, and as one of our main public health threats, government ministers have made attempts to alleviate this issue. Air pollution has been linked to many health issues, which can stretch as far as dementia.  
 
Your solicitors in Preston have, therefore, begun to question what may be done to reduce this risk. 

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