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SYSTEM MAINTENANCE – 22nd August 2023 9am-11am

Posted: 21 August

 

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Revised Sentencing Guidelines for Motoring Offences:

Posted: 18 August

In June 2023, the Sentencing Guidelines for Motoring Offences were revised and updated in England and Wales. Six of the existing guidelines were revised following the introduction of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022. These are as...

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Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 has recently come under the scrutiny of the High Court

Posted: 24 July

S25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (‘S25’) has recently come under the scrutiny of the High Court What is section 25?   What is section 25? Section 25 is a crucial provision which empowers the Court to examine and make...

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Pre-nuptial Agreements come before the Court again

Posted: 24 July

Pre-nuptial agreements come before the Court again in the case of MN v AN EWHC 613 (Fam) The background of the case  In this case the wife had assets of £62,000 and the husband £32.5 million. In 2005...

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Diversity Data for 2023

Posted: 21 July

In accordance with SRA regulations we collect Diversity information, every two years, which is published here and forms part of the wider SRA strategy to develop diversity across the profession. Please use this link to download our diversity information for 2023.

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How to apply to vary or remove restraining order made in the Magistrates Court

Posted: 10 July

To vary or remove a restraining order made in the Magistrates’ Court you must be a prosecutor, defendant, or any other person in the order. In addition, you must fill out an application and must have a persuasive case...

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Permission for Take-Off… The Legal Position on Travelling Abroad with Children

Posted: 10 July

For many families, going on a summer holiday is anticipated with excitement all year long. When parents are separated, however, travelling with children can end up being a headache. You may be wondering if your children can go on...

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10 Reasons to Make Will

Posted: 04 July

A Last Will and testament is a legal document which allows you to decide what should happen to the assets of your estate when you die. Yet research, undertaken by Royal London in 2021, indicates that only 40% of...

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Understanding and responding to an Improvement Notice

Posted: 13 June

Receiving an improvement notice can be a cause for concern, as it indicates that a person or organization is believed to be in contravention of statutory provisions or has previously contravened such provisions. This article aims to provide guidance...

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Child safety

Posted: 31 May

Local Authorities have a general duty to safeguard the children in their area, reduce inequalities between young children in their area, and improve their wellbeing. Every Local Authority should take reasonable steps to prevent children within their area suffering...

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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