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When a property is purchased it usually has to be registered at HM Land Registry. The registration gives details on the title plan ofthe location of the property’s boundaries. In the majority of cases these boundaries are not fixed but give a general indication of where the boundary between properties lies. This can cause problems...
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The Crime and Courts Act 2013 inserted a new section 5A into the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA), which makes it an offence to drive, attempt to drive, or be in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug in the body above the specified limit. The offence came into...
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What is TUPE? TUPE refers to the “Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006”. The TUPE rules apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for transfers to a new employer. If the business relocates, do you have to relocate? Ordinarily, if an employer moves...
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The landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill was published on Monday 21 January 2019. The aim is to support victims in bringing their offenders to justice. This comes at a time where domestic abuse costs the Country £66 billion every year and approximately 2 million adults experienced domestic abuse in 2017. What will this achieve? This...
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What are digital assets? They include, but are not limited to, files; emails; documents; photographs and videos but also include assets such as reward cards, social media accounts (Facebook), online bank accounts, online payment accounts such as PayPal and bitcoin / cryptocurrency. It is important to consider the following regarding digital assets:- What happens to...
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Recent research carried out by mutual insurer Royal London has revealed that women are receiving less than men in terms of pensions following a divorce. The starting point when dividing matrimonial assets is a 50/50 split. However, separating couples who want to deal with financial matters swiftly following the breakdown of their relationship often focus...
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It’s a Genuine Fake! Unauthorised use of a registered trademark is a criminal offence, so selling fake goods at a car boot sale or on internet selling sites can get you into serious trouble. Few people appreciate the offences that can be committed, and ignorance is usually no defence. This article seeks to explain the...
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In June 2018 the Supreme Court made a ruling that it is discriminatory to restrict the ability to enter into a civil partnership to same-sex couples only and is, in fact, in breach of human rights laws. Following a period of uncertainty after this judgement, the Government have now agreed to amend the law, extending...
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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 30th July 2018, restricts all drones (irrespective of weight) from flying...
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Gaining possession of a privately rented property let on an assured shorthold tenancy   What is an assured shorthold tenancy (AST)? Your tenancy agreement is likely to be an AST if you are a private landlord, the tenancy began on or after 28.02.1997 and the house or flat is let as a separate accommodation and...
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