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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 a...
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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 situation...
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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 issue....
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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 sometimes...
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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. At...
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