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15th January 2013

Did you know 'Non-Disclosure' of assets during divorce can result in prison sentence?

In a stark warning to divorcing couples, a man has recently been sentenced to 2 years in prison following his failure to disclose assets during his divorce.

10th January 2013

Mortgage borrowing on the up?

With interest rates still at record lows, now may be a good time to secure an advantageous mortgage deal.

20th December 2012

Relationship breakdown over Christmas

The forthcoming festive season should be full of fun and excitement for all. However, the Christmas holiday is a period in which many couples find times difficult and many come to the sad conclusion that their relationship or marriage has come to an end.

20th December 2012

Comet redundancies

Comet stores have this week, rather sadly, closed their doors for the last time. It is estimated that as a result of their collapse, ?23.2 million will be paid from the Governments? Redundancy Payments Service to former employees.

29th November 2012

Kill your speed!

The Highway Code sets an absolute maximum speed limit for certain roads. Drivers believe that they can avoid liability and argue that they were driving responsibly if they are travelling at the designated speed limit.

29th November 2012

Two new offences of stalking, plus the latest CPS tools to tackle stalking and domestic violence

On the 25 November 2012, sections 111 and 112 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into force creating new offences of stalking. The new offences will become section 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

1st November 2012

Tougher rules on mortgages

From April 2014 anyone applying for a new home loan will not only be expected to provide evidence of their income but also demonstrate that they have sufficient income to meet their mortgage repayments after paying their tax and regular household bills.

31st October 2012

Are you aware of the Child Benefit changes?

Under a controversial new government scheme, Child Benefit received by millions of families will be altered. Families will start losing money on Child Benefit on a sliding scale if one parent earns more than ?50,000.

29th October 2012

Married couples to become a minority?

According to a new report, married couples are likely to be in a minority by the year 2050.

29th October 2012

Vicarious Liability - 'Visiting the sins of the employee upon the employer'

'Visiting the sins of the employee upon the employer'. The Merchant of Venice Act 3, Scene 1 (as amended). It may come as a surprise to learn that in certain circumstances the unlawful acts of an employee can result in claim for compensation against an

26th October 2012

The issue of Equal Pay

Equal pay for equal work, one would assume, at least since 1970 when the Equal Pay Legislation was introduced.

19th October 2012

International Child Abduction

A High Court Judge on Monday made the unusual step of asking the public to help in a hunt for four missing children.

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