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Overview of the Appeal process

Posted: 07 March

Appeal against a conviction in the Magistrates’ Court: If someone has a Trial or/and Sentence in the Magistrates’ court and they disagree with the verdict, an appeal can be made against the decision of the Magistrates’. How to make...

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What happens if I find money that is not mine?

Posted: 01 March

If you find money or other property in a public place and did not see where it came from or who had dropped it, you should take it into your local police station. When you arrive, you are to...

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Pre-charge Bail

Posted: 22 February

Since the presumption against pre-charge bail was removed in October 2022 (read about this here) we have seen an increase in the number of suspects subject to pre-charge bail. This blog discusses pre-charge police bail, the conditions you can...

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Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Posted: 02 February

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are a legal tool allowing you (Donor), to appoint someone (Attorney) to make certain decisions on your behalf, if you are unable to make decision for yourself in the future. An LPA can assist...

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What will the Housing Market look like for buyers in 2023?

Posted: 26 January

2022 was a turbulent year for the property market, with house prices rising then falling, interest rates sky-rocketing and rental prices continuing to increase. Despite this post-pandemic chaos, the housing market is now beginning to slow down with the...

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A guide to making a Will

Posted: 24 January

A Will is the only way to ensure that your property and loved ones are protected upon your death around 58% of adults do not have a current, valid will. Without one, the Government directs, in a strict specified...

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Home Office Review into Police Officer Dismissals – What does this mean?

Posted: 20 January

In the last thirty years or so the Police (Conduct) Regulations have changed immeasurably.  From Regulations that remained unchanged for decades, we are now living in a period where every few years yet another set of Regulations supersede the...

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A brief outline of the Single Justice Procedure

Posted: 05 January

What is the Single Justice Procedure? A Single Justice Procedure relates to minor summary- only offences that cannot result in a custodial sentence. For example, driving without insurance, low value shoplifting or speeding. It allows the case to be...

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New bill in progress- Flexible working; Know your rights.

Posted: 04 January

Hybrid working has become a new way of life since the Covid-19 pandemic however it is not a blanket opportunity for everyone. If flexi-working is a benefit you look for in a job, you will be pleased to hear...

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RIDDOR- The 5 W’s and the H to report an incident at work.

Posted: 07 December

WHO should report under RIDDOR? RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, which places a duty upon employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain...

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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