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Legal Aid cuts may lead to rise in legal aid cases

The Citizens Advice charity has predicted that removing the already limited legal aid available for certain employment cases would result in an increase in the number of employment...

Teachers accused of criminal offences will be granted anonymity
Teachers accused of criminal offences will be granted anonymity

Teachers who have been accused of crimes against children are going to be granted anonymity in the new Education Act 2011. The act was given Royal Assent a few days ago and was thus formally...

UK citizens issued wrong criminal record certificates

The UK government has wrongly labelled more than 170 citizens as criminals over the past year, according to figures from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) published in The Daily Telegraph. In the...

Women should know their partner's violent history, MP says
Women should know their partner's violent history, MP says

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has issued a proposal for legislation changes, giving women the right to know whether their partner has a history of domestic violence. The Home Office has announced...

How will the abolition of default retirement age affect businesses?
How will the abolition of default retirement age affect businesses?

The default retirement age is being abolished from 1 October 2011. So, what does this mean for employers and business? One thing to be clear about is that it does not mean it will be unlawful to...

Will your Will stand the test of time?
Will your Will stand the test of time?

Somerset residents are being advised to ensure their wills are written by fully qualified and regulated lawyers following a report from the new Legal Ombudsman that claims many people are unwittingly...

Pardoes unveils new Property Litigation Team

Pardoes has unveiled a new Property Litigation team to handle an increasing trend of property dispute enquiries, further strengthening its highly regarded team of legal specialists spanning private...

Dorset Nursing Home closed after CQC Report

A report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has lead to the closure of a Dorset nursing home, after inspectors found that it failed to meet eight standards that were required by law. The report...

Personal insolvencies fall, more companies go bankrupt

According to the latest figures from the Insolvency Service, the third quarter of the year saw a fall in personal insolvencies in both England and Wales. In the period between July and September,...