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On 16 August 2018, Aretha Franklin sadly passed away following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.It is estimated that the ‘Queen of Soul’ left behind an estate worth approximately $80 million. Despite her large fortune, Franklin left no Will behind to manage her estate after her death.
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year.2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action.
In recent years, the city of Dundee has undergone a dramatic makeover to become a hotspot for design and technology. It is bidding to become the 2023 City of Culture. Investment in the city has grown at a vast rate. The driving force behind the change in the past few years, and huge capital investment, has been the highly anticipated arrival of the new Victoria and Albert Museum, the first of its kind to open outside London, which is welcoming its first visitors on 15th September 2018.
If a close relative dies as a result of personal injuries – for example, in an accident or as a result of professional negligence, you may be entitled to a monetary award. Of course, it is crucial that negligence is established before the law will compensate you for the loss.
Times are changing. Previously, people would purchase a newspaper to learn of the daily news – now many access the news almost instantly online. People would attend their local bank branches to deal with their accounts – now many use online banking. Contracts used to be printed and physically signed – now many companies will accept an electronic signature.
Last week, in what has been labelled as a “David and Goliath victory” Glasgow bar workers were successful in an Employment Tribunal claim against Scottish hospitality giants, the G1 Group.Following their dismissal from the Grosvenor Café on Ashton Lane in September 2017, five Unite members, represented by Michael Briggs of Thompsons Solicitors, won their Employment Tribunal claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal.
Product liability claims cover a range of situations where an individual has been injured due to a fault in a device. The scope of these claims is wide and can involve everyday objects such as e-cigarettes, toasters, cleaning products or medical devices. In a world of global trade the same products can be sold in many countries but, if injuries are suffered by those using the product, the legal action which can be taken and the sums of compensation likely to be awarded vary.
Times are changing. The traditional 9am to 5pm is now becoming outdated, not just for parents or carers but for EVERYONE. Just 6% of people in the UK now work such hours. Yet people are still requesting flexible working hours and being denied this right. Many people are not even aware this right exists. A balance must be struck between employer and employee and there is a plethora of research which shows working flexibly is better for one’s mental health and productivity. Employers would benefit from offering flexible working hours and would attract a higher number of applicants, said Peter Cheese, chief executive of HR industry body of the CIPD.