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The recent Coronation Street storyline in relation to domestic abuse has raised awareness for types of abuse not widely recognised by most people. The majority of people will recognise physical abuse as a form of domestic violence. However, Coronation Street are now raising awareness for Coercive Control. This form of abuse is more mental than physical...
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It has been reported that major lenders such as Nationwide, Halifax, Virgin and Santander are now able to put resources into new lending and have made it easier to qualify for mortgage products. A number of lenders diverted their resources into dealing with the thousands of requests for mortgage payment holidays in order for families to...
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We are very proud to announce that Megan Hamilton has successfully achieved her Children Panel Accreditation.  Megan works at our Newton Aycliffe Office and specialises in Care Proceedings, undertaking complex child protection cases.  This Law Society accreditation recognises her experience and specialism and now allows her to represent both parents and children in these Court proceedings....
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) Section 81 – protection from eviction. Schedule 29 makes provision about notice periods in relation to possession proceedings in respect of certain residential tenancies etc. The Act states that the “relevant period” to which this section relates ends on 30 September 2020 however, this date may be extended.  The Act...
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) Section 82 provides that a landlord of a business tenancy cannot exercise their right to re-enter or forfeit the lease for non-payment of rent until after 30 June 2020, although this date might be extended. Equally, no conduct on the landlord’s part during the relevant period will amount to waiver...
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