Shoe-Be-Do Campaign collects 200 pairs of unwanted footwear

BurdWardShoesPh220714-11The Shoe-Be-Do Campaign is designed to encourage families from across Wirral to think before they discard their unwanted school shoes or other useful items once their children have either grown out or no longer need them.

Read the full article at Wirral Globe.

For more information about this year’s campaign visit the Shoe-Be-Doo Campaign page.

Accident at work?

People are involved in accidents at work every day, from office workers to factory workers. It is important that any accident, no matter how minor, is recorded in your employer’s accident book as the smallest of injuries can in some cases result in more serious consequences.

Your employer is under a duty to ensure that you are in a safe working environment, which can range from keeping the workplace clean and tidy to employing capable members of staff to be your colleagues.

If you are injured as a result of a breach in this duty then you may be entitled to claim compensation and should seek legal advice.

If you are involved in an accident at work then besides ensuring that the matter is recorded in the accident book, you should speak to your first aider, report the matter to your supervisor, record details of any witnesses and seek medical attention.

If you are concerned about making a claim against your employer you should be aware that you actually have 3 years from the date of the accident in which to issue court proceedings. Quite often serious injuries result in long absence from work, possibly meaning that your employment will come to an end, and it is important to remember that you may still be able to pursue a claim once your employment has finished, providing it is within the 3 year period.

Laura Prysor-Jones accepted on to Law Society Children Panel

Law Society Children Panel

Burd Ward are pleased to announce that Laura Prysor-Jones has been accepted on the Law Society Children Panel reflecting her knowledge and experience in dealing with all matters relating to children law. She joins John Burd, senior director and head of the family department who is also a Panel member and has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with family matters.

It is extremely important when faced with social services involvement with your family that you have advice from a specialist. It is one of the most stressful times people can face and at Burd Ward we ensure that you receive expert advice to guide you through this difficult time. We recognise how stressful this time can be for families and so deal with matters in a supportive and understanding manner to help you achieve the best outcome.

We recommend that you seek advice as soon as possible when told by social services that they have concerns about the safety of your child/children. People often wait until Court proceedings have been issued and there are tight timescales imposed by the Courts which means parents have little time to demonstrate that they can safely care for their children. At Burd Ward we offer advice every step of the way to ensure clients are in the strongest position possible when attending Court.

Social Services sometimes hold a Pre-Proceedings Meeting to discuss their concerns with you about your children and we are able to accompany, support and advocate for you at such meetings. We also have vast experience of representing client’s in Court during proceedings brought by the Local Authority. Legal Aid is available for pre-proceedings meetings and representation in Court when Social Services apply for a care or supervision order. In other cases there is still legal aid available depending on the circumstances and our expert team can advise as to whether legal aid is available in your situation.

Don’t struggle on alone, get advice from the specialists today.

For more information call 0151 639 8273 and ask for Laura Prysor-Jones or John Burd.