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Helen Simmons
The government has announced a national rollout of GPS electronic tagging which will mean 24/7 location monitoring of those wearing the tag. The tag is now available in three Probation areas; the North West, Midlands and North East. Location monitoring will go live in the South East, South West and Wales by April 2019. There...
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Japanese Knotweed can be a thorn in a homeowner’s side.  The plant can appear as small as 3cm tall and halt your house sale, stopping the purchase of your brand new home in its tracks.  If a valuation  detects the presence of Japanese Knotweed or such a fact is disclosed during the conveyancing process, a...
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The Sentencing Council have published new sentencing guidelines in respect of offenders who breach their court orders, this therefore provides a much clearer approach for the Courts. The guidelines assist the Courts in considering the seriousness of the breach by considering: How much of an order has been completed How deliberate the breach has been...
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Christmas for many divorcing or separated couples can be a difficult time. Especially when it comes to agreeing contact arrangements over the festive period. Many families have established arrangements which work well for them, quite often alternating Christmas year by year. However, for newly separated couples this can be a very trying and difficult time....
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Many people have an image of a typical drink driver: overweight man, staggering from the pub after an all-day session and getting into his car. A few minutes later that car being pulled over by police officers due to erratic driving. That is sometimes the story, but not the most common one that we see....
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