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Divorce Season? How Christmas Can Cause Family Stress

Shamin Ali
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Shakin' Stevens famously declared Christmas as the season of "love and understanding" , and in most cases that is true. It is not always rosy however, as Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Private Family Law Solicitor  Shamin Ali ...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Present 'Best Of Hartlepool' Child Of Achievement Award

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm would like to congratulate all those who were winners at the 2018 Best of Hartlepool Awards last night. The event, hosted by the Hartlepool Mail , was a wonderful celebration of the North East’s success, empathy...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Raise £3,660 In 'Make a Will Month' Hospice Campaign

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine law firm helped raise a total of £3,660 for Hartlepool's Alice House Hospice with a ‘Make a Will Month’ fundraising initiative for 2018. Our staff have been long-term supporters of the Hospice,...

Specialist Private Client Solicitor Bolsters Team TBI

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine is delighted to announce the appointment of Jessica Morton , a specialist Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor, to the firm’s commercial office at Wynyard. Jessica will join the now 10-strong Private Client team ,...

INDUSTRY NEWS: New Report Warns Of Looming Incapacity Crisis

Annaliese Barber
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A new report from SFE ( Solicitors for the Elderly ) and independent think tank Centre for Future Studies reveals the UK is leaving medical and care preferences to chance. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's  Annaliese Barber takes up the...

How Can You Handle A Food Poisoning Claim?

SherReene Cheah
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What is the best action to take in the case of a severe food poisoning claim? Tilly Bailey & Irvine solicitor SherReene Cheah explains in our latest blog how we deal with such personal injury claims.... You will have read the news about a...

In The Spotlight With Stephen Miller MBE

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In the latest edition of In The Spotlight , North East Paralympic hero Stephen Miller MBE shares his fascinating tale with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm..... Profession? Paralympian and Web Developer Talk us through your career journey ...

10 Celebs Without Wills: How Did It Affect Families Of These Famous Faces?

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Many famous faces did not complete a will, and Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm explain how things can spiral out of control without one…. Planning for your death is often put to the back of your mind, but creating a final will is something...

Rogue Writers: Why Should You NOT Use Will Writers?

Martin  Brown
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Why should you avoid using a Will Writer? Martin Brown explains the risks, something that can be avoided by using probate services of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm....  People have been prone to letting Will Writers prepare...

Top 10: Strangest Wills Of Famous Faces

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When it comes to writing a will, many find it a big responsibility as they choose their beneficiaries and assets. Others, however, have a very clear plan in their head - some more unusual than you would think. As this list from  Tilly Bailey &...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Assist Michael Hanby Accountants/Butler & Gee Takeover

Michael Stevens
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm has assisted Butler & Gee Accountants in its acquisition of the business of Michael Hanby Accountants , allowing Michael Hanby himself to retire after trading in Barnard Castle for over 25 years. Taking over from...

In The Spotlight With Mike McGrother

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Stockton Musician Mike McGrother is front man for The Wildcats of Kilkenny and also heavily involved with the North East community as Stockton’s Creative Partner. He tells Tilly Bailey & Irvine his story in the latest In the Spotlight....

Rescuing Clients From A Solicitor Into Liquidation

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Picture it; The law firm you are using suddenly goes into liquidation, so what do you do next? Gemma Tunney and  Tilly Bailey & Irvine ’s Personal Injury team have stepped in for this very scenario, and here’s what happened…. ...

Death: Two Easy Ways To Help Your Family During This Time

Martin  Brown
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The death of somebody close is something that proves mightily difficult to deal with. Tilly Bailey & Irvine partner Martin Brown has two important pieces of advice for you in this situation.... Taking these two simple steps will greatly help...

NHS Mesh Operations 'Suspended' Due To Risks

Sylvia Taylor
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NHS England has jumped to suspend Trans-Vaginal Mesh operations amid 'life-threatening' safety concerns. Tbi Law Solicitor Sylvia Taylor takes up the story....

TBI's Injured Claimants Keep On Winning

Kay Ditcham
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine's staff has dealt with endless Personal Injury matters over time, and our North East Solicitors have continued to help clients claim back compensation. Kay Ditcham  tells the full story.... Helen Elstob ,...

Can You Claim Compensation For A Hit And Run?

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Can you claim compensation for a hit and run? What if the vehicle responsible for an accident is not insured? Gemma Tunney explains how our North East Solicitors deal with the many more tricky situations of a bump out on the roads that could have been...

Injured In An Accident, Then Received Negligent Medical Treatment?

Kay Ditcham
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It almost seems too unlucky that somebody might be injured in an accident and then, rather than their medical treatment resolve their injuries, it is performed negligently and in fact makes matters worse, something which our North East Solicitors have had to...

Do I Have To Attend Court To Sort Out Finances On My Divorce?

Brian Farrell
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One of the most frequent questions our divorce lawyers get asked is " Do I Have To Attend Court To Sort Out Finances On My Divorce?" It is, in fact, quite unlikely that you will need to attend court for a contested final hearing against your...

"What Is A Power of Attorney?" (Part One)

Helen Dexter
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There are several types of Power of Attorney and for this reason people can easily become confused about what they need to do to ensure that their affairs are looked after if necessary. A Power of Attorney is in essence a means by which you give someone...

Road Traffic Accident? Don't Listen To The Insurers!

Kay Ditcham
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There has been an onslaught in the press recently of articles from insurers blaming the rising cost of motor insurance premiums on “whiplash claims” and “personal injury lawyers”, the suggestion being that it is wrong of people to...

Can You Put Your Dog In Your Will?

Nicola Dalzell
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From 6th April next year it will be a legal requirement to have your dog micro-chipped in England.  It is expected that Wales will follow suit later in the Spring. Many animal charities have announced that micro-chipping will be offered free of charge...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Back Tees Barrage Run

John Hall
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors backed the hugely popular Tees Barrage 10K, the annual event which invites runners to tackle the striking riverside route between the Newport and Millennium Bridges between Stockton and Middlesbrough. On completing...

Can I Use My Pension Fund To Buy A Commercial Property?

Sara Garnett
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Following the change in the lending policy of a number of national banks we have seen a rise in the number of people using their existing pension funds to acquire commercial property.   This is done through a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)...

North Easts Many Coke Workers May Be Entitled To Compensation

Mark Ellis
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Thousands of coke oven workers in the North East may be entitled to recompense for diseases caused by exposure to toxic airborne substances at work. Mark Ellis , one of the region’s leading specialists in industrial disease compensation claims,...

Why Are Insurance Companies 'Guilt-Tripping' Claimants?

Mark Ellis
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Mark Ellis , one of  Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s specialists in Personal Injury Law has warned that  insurance companies are making every effort to discourage genuine claimants from seeking rightful compensation by making them feel...

Salmonella Compensation & How To Claim For Food Poisoning

Helen Elstob
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine has become aware of a number of people who have recently tested positive for Salmonella poisoning after eating at a local Teesside pub. In total, 74 people suffered bouts of vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea; after eating at a...

How To Become A Dementia Friend

Annaliese Barber
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I am sure that we all have been touched by experience of dementia in some form, whether we have had a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, brother or sister diagnosed with the disease.  It sometimes feels as though dementia is on the rise. To help put...

Will Anyone Help When Your Personal Injury Claim Isn't An Easy Win?

Mark Ellis
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When you visit a restaurant, your expectation is an enjoyable meal … and then life goes on.  If you decide to ride a funfair ride, or visit a theme park, you want to go home exhilarated and maybe exhausted, but certainly not injured. ...

Can Parental Responsibility Be Restricted?

Rebecca Samuels
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Parental Responsibility is defined in law as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent has in relation to the child and the administration of his or her property’. In practical terms this means that a...

Why Do I Need A Lasting Power Of Attorney? Part Two

Helen Dexter
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An LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney)  can be signed at any time provided you have capacity. The attorney cannot use the power given by the LPA until such time as it is registered with the OPG(Office of the Public Guardian). I’ll explain the reason...

The Ticking Timebomb Of Asbestos Claims

John Hall
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Our firm has dealt with hundreds of asbestos related disease claims made by clients against factory owners and shipbuilders over the last 20 years.  The deadliest disease is Mesothelioma for which condition there is currently no known cure. According...

Disinherited Daughter Awarded 164K - The Law Explained

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Disinherited daughter awarded £164k from late mother’s estate: is this the end of testamentary freedom? There has been much publicity surrounding the recent Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2015] and the suggestion...