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Why hasn’t Michael Gove been arrested?   A question on many people’s lips since the former Justice Secretary admitted to using cocaine several times earlier in his career.   So, could he face the legal consequences of this?   Cocaine is a Class A drug, the most serious category. Drug offences are governed by the Misuse...
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What is Criminal Injuries Compensation? The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is a government funded scheme designed to compensate blameless victims of violent crime in Great Britain. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), administer the Scheme and decide all claims. The rules of the Scheme and the value of the payments awarded are set by Parliament. What...
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From 1 October 2015, big changes were made to section 21 Housing Act 1988 for tenancies in England. Extra requirements were introduced whereby a section 21 notice (two months no fault notice) could not be served unless an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), gas safety check certificate and the government’s How to Rent Guide had been served...
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The High Court recently ruled in Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency [2019] on whether a commercial lease could be frustrated because of Brexit.   A contract is frustrated when an event which, through no fault of either party, occurs after the formation of the contract.  It must be an event which neither...
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Established in 1936, the National House Building Council (NHBC) sets standards for its registered house builders and works to improve the construction quality of the homes they build. This is ultimately for the benefit of homeowners.   We ensure that when buying a new home that NHBC (or similar) is in place.   NHBC can provide;...
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