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The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 is a mechanism by which individuals can seek compensation when a husband or wife dies as a result of an accident. As the Legislation currently stands the Act excludes cohabiting couples from claiming statutory bereavement damages. Despite the fact that it has been deemed to be incompatible with the European Convention...
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We all know that the use of mobile phones is banned whilst driving. Or are they? The answer, according to the High Court’s recent decision in Director of Public Prosecutions v Barreto [2019] EWHC 2044 (Admin), is that it depends what you’re doing with it. What did Mr Barreto do? Ramsey Barreto had been convicted in the...
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When considering the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment contracts (also known as post-termination restrictions) they will be deemed void unless they go no further than is necessary in order to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests.  What is considered reasonable will vary on a case by case basis but will include consideration of a number...
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Since 1 December 2015, those who have never owned or held an interest in a property (first time buyers) have been able to save towards buying their first home using the Government Help to Buy: ISA scheme.  Official statistics reveal that over one million Help to Buy ISA accounts have been opened since the scheme was...
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I didn’t need a solicitor because… …the policeman said I didn’t need one …I was innocent and I had nothing to hide …nothing much was going to happen to me anyway AND NOW? And now many people find themselves facing imprisonment or their lives and reputations ruined because they did not realise what could happen in...
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