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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 of...
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Have you served the appropriate reactivation notice to your tenants or are you a landlord who has experienced difficulties with tenants during lockdown? There may be light at the end of the tunnel. With the rules on evictions changing again on 20 September 2020, 200 extra judges have been drafted to help with housing possession claims....
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In short, the answer is yes.  On July 3 the Government introduced a new statutory instrument which states that gatherings are “reasonably necessary” to facilitate house moves.  While local lockdown restrictions may differ from area to area, the Government has made provisions for house moves to continue.  All relevant protections must be in place and the...
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In March, nearly 50% of courts were closed, and jury trials were halted to reduce interaction between court users dramatically. Although 90% of courts have re-opened there is a backlog of cases.  The government has announced a series of new measures to address the current delays in criminal courts. Although some lawyers would argue that there...
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A pre-nuptial agreement (commonly known as a ‘pre-nup’) is made prior to marriage and indicates what is to happen to your assets should your relationship break down. There is a misconception that pre-nuptial agreements are only for the rich and famous. However, anyone can enter into a pre-nuptial agreement if they wish and it is a...
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