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School Holiday Drama

It is the start of the school holidays, and of course with school holidays comes the drama. Scraped knees, temper tantrums, sibling squabbles and last but not least the cost of entertaining your children for a full 6 weeks. So how can we cope with the next 6 weeks? We know that Bradgelina are cur...

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Divorce settlement

 Former Spice Girl, Mel B, has recently gone through a very public separation from husband Stephen Belafonte. Headlines this week state that the Court in the US has ordered she make monthly ‘emergency spousal’ payments to her estranged spouse of somewhere in the region of £30,000. ...

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Domestic Violence

You may have seen the recent articles in the news about Jeremy McConnell and Stephanie Davies. Their relationship has been fuelled by public arguments and has been notoriously played out in the press since they met and fell in love on Celebrity Big Brother. There are claims that both Stephanie an...

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Expert Fraud Solicitors

We have many years’ experience dealing with Proceeds of Crime and Fraud matters. This includes representing clients at the police station stage, Magistrates Court and Crown Court. Often the interviews for Fraud matters are by arrangement.  Usually the investigators are the police or HMRC.  We hav...

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Voluntary Attendance Police Interviews – Do I really need a Solicitor?

What is a voluntary attendance? A voluntary attendance is  a police station interview when the volunteer attends to assist the police with an investigation and they are NOT under arrest. Volunteers have the right to access independent legal advic...

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New offence of Grooming

Grooming offences are a hot topic for the media and are even being played out on our soaps.  In a digital world children have become more vulnerable to grooming. Section 15A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA)  makes it a  criminal offence for anyone aged 18 or over to intentionally communicate...

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Probate Registry proposed increases for grant of probate applications

Probate Registry proposed increases for grant of probate applications  The government is planning rises in probate fees according to the value of the property left by an individual in their will. The current flat fee will change to a banded approach, proportio...

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Ending Football Banning offences Early.

  Ending Football Banning Orders Early A Football Banning Order is a civil order designed to prevent football hooliganism, often imposed following a conviction for a football related offence although they can also be applied for even if a person is not convicted of...

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DNA & fingerprint records

Can the Police keep my DNA, Fingerprints and photograph forever? This is a question we are routinely asked by clients. When a person is arrested, the police will generally take a DNA sample, fingerprints and a photo. As we all know though, many clients are arrested for offences which they ...

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Football stadium offences

Football Stadium Offences The football (offences) Act 1991 created a number of offences relating specifically to incidents at football matches. In particular, it prohibits the throwing of missiles, racialist or indecent chanting and going onto the pitch or the surrounding area. ...

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