Racially Aggravated Offences

Racially aggravated offences In recent years legislation has been enacted to ensure that crimes demonstrating a hostility towards certain groups of people are treated more seriously than before. If an offence is said to be racially aggravated, then you should expect a...

Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

On 21.07.18 The Home Office announced that £8m will be made available to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse ruins the lives of its victims each year.  NSPCC statistics show that as many as one in five children in the UK are...

The Duties of a Company Director

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF COMPANY DIRECTORS AND WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS IF THEY ARE BREACHED Sections 171 – 177 of the Companies Act 2006 set out the general duties owed by a Director of a Company to that Company. Those duties are: To act within the powers conferred to...

Japanese Knotweed

When completing the Property Information Form during the process of selling a house, you are required to state whether or not the property is affected by Japanese knotweed. It is essential that you answer truthfully. If you answer untruthfully “no” or “don’t know”...

Manslaughter – New Sentencing Guideline

Manslaughter – New Sentencing Guideline The Sentencing Council, responsible for setting sentencing guidelines in England and Wales, has recently issued a new guideline in relation to manslaughter offences. Which offences are covered? The guideline covers: •...