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How To Avoid Drink Driving Over Christmas

December 8, 2017 12:25 pm

It is sad to say that drink driving continues to be an issue over the festive period. While more people are aware of this (in a recent survey 51% of drivers said they would not consider drinking any alcohol before driving) it is still an issue so it is worth knowing ways to avoid this over Christmas. Consequences If you get convicted of drink driving you may face a fine, a 12 month driving ban and a criminal record. However, there are additional consequences and...
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The History Of UK Law

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What is fascinating about the history of UK law is what it represents – in effect imposing authority and the ways in which people can challenge that authority. The first instances can be traced back to Norman times. In effect, royalty owned the land while others with tenure ‘held’ the land so there would be disputes as to who owned what. Feudal system Essentially under the feudal system the landlord and tenant entered into an agreement that was the equivalent of a marriage. While originally...
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How To Investigate A Sexual Harassment Claim

December 1, 2017 12:00 pm

In recent times there have been more reports of people being reported for cases of sexual harassment. While certain celebrities have been in the press about this it is easy to forget that it can occur in any profession. The difficulty comes when you are faced with a case. How do you look at what is being reported and how should it be investigated? Report it immediately If you are a supervisor and someone makes a complaint report it to the HR department immediately. It...
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Christmas and New Year Closure 2017

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Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We would like to thank all our clients for their continued support and wish you all a very Happy Christmas with best wishes for 2018.

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Why A Legal Representative Should Check Your Will

November 24, 2017 11:00 am

It can be difficult talking about making a Will. A lot of people can be hesitant because they don’t want to think about death or fear that it may be complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be and having a legal representative to hand can take out a lot of the potential issues that can occur. Updating One thing a legal representative can help with is advice on updating a Will. For example, if you remarry then you need to consider who you want to...
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Comparison Between Mutual And Mirror Wills

November 22, 2017 11:03 am

Introduction It is important to appreciate that so long as an individual has testamentary capacity they will always be able to change their Wills. This is irrespective of whether the Will is classified as a “Mirror Will” or a “Mutual Will”. However, on occasions, it would be appropriate for parties to enter into Mutual Wills, the meaning of which is explained hereafter. The circumstances where perhaps Mutual Wills would normally be entered into would be in respect of second marriages where there are children for...
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Health And Safety- What Your Business Should Know

November 17, 2017 11:00 am

The term “health and safety” has had a bit of a bad press – often it is treated as a phrase signifying an overly fussy need for regulation. But at its heart the idea behind it is simply making sure that people are properly protected. Companies need to be aware of this because if you do not protect your employees or any visitors to your working environment properly then you could be liable for any compensation or damages so it is better to minimise risk...
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Legal Issues Around Divorce

November 10, 2017 11:00 am

Divorce can be a difficult and stressful time for the people involved. There are a number of practical and legal factors to consider and in this article, we are going to give you an overview of these aspects and what you need to think about before, during and after a divorce. Grounds for a divorce Grounds for divorce can include adultery (though this is not applicable if you lived for longer than 6 months together after you found out about it), unreasonable behaviour (such as...
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Why What You Say Can Harm Your Defence

November 3, 2017 11:00 am

You have probably seen in television programs or films when someone gets arrested they are told “You don’t have to say anything but it may harm your defence if you do.” This does raise the question – what could you say that could harm your defence and what should you be aware of? In this article we are going to look at this so that in the event of being arrested you can be prepared. You can stay silent Another common thing people know about...
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Issues Around Child Custody

October 27, 2017 1:00 pm

Child custody inevitably is a difficult issue to talk about. Knowing who should care for a child in difficult circumstances is something that needs to be addressed. In this article, we are going to look at the issues involved and what parents and carers should be aware of.   Making a judgement In a child custody hearing, there are a couple of potential outcomes. The first is that the parents or carers involved come to an agreement. For example, in a divorce it may be...
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