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EXTENDED FLEXIBLE WORKING RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES

Published 02/07/2014

Government Extends Right To Request Flexible Working Hours To All Employees As of June 30th 2014, government changes now enable all employees to request flexible working hours within their jobs afte...

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Family judge adjourns custody case amid legal aid furore

Published 12/06/2014

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has been asked by Sir James Munby, the most senior family judge in England and Wales, to give an explanation of how a custody case can go ahead without legal aid. It ...

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Compensation: Claiming on Behalf of an Elderly Relative

Published 25/04/2014

If an elderly relative is involved in an accident (such as a trip or fall) from which they acquire an injury, it is possible to make a personal injury compensation claim on their behalf, if the incide...

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Living Wills - Should I?

Published 07/04/2014

A study carried out in America has shown that over 70% of the U.S. population have made a living will (or advance directive, as it is often known). According to the research, published in April’...

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New Laws Restrict Bailiffs' Powers

Published 04/04/2014

In new measures expected to be implemented this weekend, bailiffs are to be prohibited from engaging in a number of what have become common practices, such as using physicality against debtors, and en...

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Developer’s Nightmare of Council Maladministration

Published 03/04/2014

A property development company which was plunged into financial crisis by a catalogue of local authority maladministration will receive just £50,000 in compensation despite the Local Authority O...

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Judge criticises foreign litigants for over-the-top divorce cases

Published 26/03/2014

A magistrate has made plain his dissatisfaction with foreign divorce litigants who, he asserts, are partaking in ‘out of control’ cases that take invaluable time away from more urgent tria...

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Women over 30 earn 25% less than men

Published 20/03/2014

International law firm Eversheds have published statistics which depict the rather disheartening course many female solicitors find themselves on. While female lawyers under twenty-five earn 30% more ...

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Lord Chief Justice: inquisitorial system may be better suited to family cases

Published 20/03/2014

Family and civil cases in which the litigants are not represented may be better conducted by a judge-headed inquisitorial system, the lord chief justice, Lord Thomas, has advised. Lord Thomas has pro...

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New £10,000 Limit for Small Claims

Published 20/03/2014

It is fair to say that small claims constitute the majority of litigated cases though they are rarely reported. The small claims threshold was increased from £5,000 to £10,000 recently. T...

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EXTENDED FLEXIBLE WORKING RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES

Published 02/07/2014

Government Extends Right To Request Flexible Working Hours To All Employees As of June 30th 2014, ... Read more>

Family judge adjourns custody case amid legal aid furore

Published 12/06/2014

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has been asked by Sir James Munby, the most senior family judge in ... Read more>