By

Sophie Lamont
You are at work or home and you receive a call from the police asking you to attend a specified police station at a specified time so that they can ask you some questions. Is this attendance compulsory? Do I need a solicitor? What happens if I say no and do not attend? Is this...
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Following the announcement of a further national lockdown in England commencing on the 5th November 2020 we can confirm that our offices will remain open to the public and all of our services will continue without any change. The Court Service remains open and Property sales can still proceed. We are continuing to monitor the...
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Domestic abuse is a large-scale problem in the UK, with an estimated 2.4 million adults aged sixteen to seventy-four years experiencing domestic abuse in the previous year. The extent of this issue is of particular concern as these statistics are likely to be under-reported and therefore not a true reflection of the severity of the...
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There have been recent storylines in Coronation Street and Eastenders featuring domestic abuse. This has given viewers a glimpse into how abusive relationships can go on for months, sometimes years. Domestic abuse is not just violence, it includes many forms such as emotional and financial abuse. These forms of abuse can be very subtle and...
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When the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were imposed in March it was really important to everyone working in the Family Justice System to ensure that Family Court hearings were managed and progressed.  As early as the 23rd March 2020 the President of the Family Division had released guidance about how the Remote Family Court should operate....
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The team at Hewitts are delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Allen who joined the firm on 21st September 2020 in our Stockton office.  Christine has relocated from the South and brings with her a wealth of land and conveyancing experience.  Partner and head of the residential conveyancing, Kerri Calder said, “We are delighted...
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If a person lacks capacity to manage their financial affairs and does not have a Power of Attorney in place, sometimes a Deputy needs to be appointed. A Deputy is a representative appointed by the Court of Protection authorising that person to act on behalf of the incapacitated person. The Deputy’s authority will then continue...
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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 28 September 2020. The regulations: prohibits an employer from allowing a worker to attend any place (except the place where they are required to self-isolate) for any purpose connected to the worker’s employment;sets out the prohibition on knowingly allowing a self-isolating worker...
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A recent Court case has demanded a window cleaner, Peter, must pay back almost £250,000 to the beneficiaries of his late brother Mick’s estate after he followed his brother’s wishes to give the money away to the homeless. This money had been given away following Mick’s dying wish, however he had not written a Will. ...
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The government has recently approved a proposal to reform the disclosure of criminal records. A review of the sentencing system found that a critical element in reducing offending was having access to employment. Having unspent convictions can be a barrier to gaining employment, so the proposal is to change the law to reduce the number...
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