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Overcrowding in Prisons across England and Wales

Posted: 16 November

In October 2023, the Justice secretary announced a greater population within the prison system across England and Wales. This has led to overcrowding and a current record of approximately 88,225 people who are remanded or serving their custodial sentences....

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Modern day slavery and the National Referral Mechanism Process

Posted: 01 November

Modern day slavery is currently defined by the UK Government as the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of...

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Understanding EPC Compliance

Posted: 20 October

A must-know guide for Landlords Energy efficiency has rightly become a focal point in recent years as we take seriously the challenges of climate change. In this context, the property sector is no exception. In a bid to reduce...

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Posted: 19 October

A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal document which allows you to appoint, people of your choosing, called Attorneys, to make decisions for you when you are unable to make them for yourself. There are two types...

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What is Section 20 of the Children Act 1989?

Posted: 17 October

The Law on Social Services removing children There are many reasons why the Local Authority, often known as Social Services, may be required to remove a child from their home. Reasons include if they are suffering or have suffered...

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What is a Deed of Variation?

Posted: 19 September

A Deed of Variation is a legal document which allows beneficiaries of a Will to amend the distribution of the Will or, in the case of intestacy, change the application of the intestacy rules to the estate. Reasons to...

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Why is rent at an all-time high in 2023?

Posted: 07 September

2023 has seen some of the highest rents being demanded yet. It has shown that the average annual rent has increased by 5.2% in England in the last 12 months to July 2023. Official data on wages and inflation...

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‘Moving the goal posts’ – the CPS’s new stance on tragedy related abuse at football games.

Posted: 31 August

On the 7 August 2023, the Crown Prosecution Service changed their guidelines in respect of how they approach offenders who are found to have been referencing football related tragedies during matches. It is a well-known fact that football chants...

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****FULLY BOOKED**** Will Aid 2023 is now OPEN!

Posted: 30 August

What is Will Aid? Will Aid is a fundraising campaign run by nine leading UK charities throughout the month of November. THB Solicitors have been taking part for over 10 years and are delighted to have raised over £20,000...

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New Sentencing Guidelines for Perverting the Course of Justice

Posted: 23 August

In a constant effort to maintain the integrity of the Justice System, in August 2023 the Sentencing Council published new guidelines for Perverting the Course of Justice. These will come into effect on 1st October 2023 in England and...

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Suspended Sentences

What is a Suspended Sentence? A suspended sentence is a custodial sentence where the...

- 07 June 2024

Deprivation of Liberty Applications within Family Proceedings

“Liberty” is a right conferred by Article 5 of the European Convention of Human...

- 07 June 2024

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024

Everything there is to know about The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024 In...

- 07 June 2024