New Laws on Drones

With the purchase and use of drones increasing, it is worth a reminder of the important updates in law to prevent the commission of criminal offences involving drones. The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018, introduced on the 30th May 2018 and effective from the...

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Fireworks and the Law

As we approach Bonfire Night, the night sky is brought alive by the vibrant explosions of noise and colour, but as always, lurking in the background is a risk that failing to deal with fireworks safely and responsibly can bring you to the attention of the police....

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Hewitts are WIQS accredited

Hewitts are WIQS accredited

Hewitts are proud to have to have achieved the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme mark which means that we have met the high standards and integrity required and will provide high quality will drafting and estate administration services. As a result of...

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A Positive Outcome For The Unmarried Bereaved

A Supreme Court ruling in August of 2018 put pressure on the Government to change its rules in relation to bereavement benefits. The partner of the applicant, Mrs. McCloughlin who is the mother of 4 children, was refused Widows Parents Allowance on the death of her...

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Legal Assistance For Inquests

The Government is being urged to make legal aid available to bereaved families to be represented at Coroner’s Inquests.  Legal aid is currently only available in exceptional circumstances.  High profile cases such as the inquests arising from the Hillsborough disaster...

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