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.
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.
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.
Married couples to become a minority?
According to a new report, married couples are likely to be in a minority by the year 2050.
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
The issue of Equal Pay
Equal pay for equal work, one would assume, at least since 1970 when the Equal Pay Legislation was introduced.
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.
Prisoners successfully recover compensation
Prisoners successfully recover compensation as their indeterminate prison sentences were in breach of their human rights. The prisoners were awarded between ?12,000-?16,000.00.
Useful advice to Employers during the Olympics
Excitement is building as the London Olympic Games are almost upon us.
Further Accreditation for Criminal Solicitors and Solicitor Advocates - the new Quality Assurance Scheme
From January 2013, Solicitors and Registered European Lawyers in England and Wales wishing to undertake criminal advocacy will have to officially notify the SRA under the new Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) (QASA) arrangements.
A new domestic violence protection scheme will see Police Officers adopting similar working practices to those already used for the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme.
Are you entitled to compensation as a result of suffering from abuse?
If you have suffered any form of sexual, physical or mental abuse as a child or as an adult, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.