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19 Jun 2015
Coming into force on the 9th July, new legislation will make it easier for consumers to to make complaints against car manufacturers. This change will see Alternative Dispute Resolution legislation pass dissatisfied consumers on to a resolution provider. It will also give consumers the power to contact a recognised dispute resolution service.
05 Jun 2015
Coming into force on the 23rd June, landlords will need to have registered their tenants deposits in a government approved scheme under the new Deregulation Act. This new Act will help to ensure that more tenancy deposits are under deposit protection law. This however only applies to tenancy deposits received before 6th April 2007.
27 May 2015
Prior to the 2015 general election, a key part of the Conservative’s election campaign was to ban any clauses within the zero hour contract which required exclusivity from the worker. Although these workers were not guaranteed work, the exclusivity clause allowed the employer to prevent hourly staff working for another employer.
27 May 2015
As from today (27th May 2015), it is a statutory duty for letting agents to fully publicise the fees they charge to both landlords and tenants. Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, letting agents must visibly display a list of their fees at each of their offices, including their website.
20 May 2015
The Police Federation of England and Wales have called for the drink drive limit to be halved. This move comes as police grow more concerned over the doubling of women drink drivers. Recent research has revealed that women now account for 17% of convictions compared to just 9% in 1998.
11 May 2015
Michael Gove has been appointed Justice Secretary in the cabinet reshuffle. Since returning to power after winning a majority at the General Election, Prime Minister David Cameron has reshuffled his cabinet, filling key position previously held by Coalition partners Liberal Democrats, and breathing new life into his all Tory cabinet.
07 May 2015
As Britain heads to the polls today, most of us have given a lot of thought as to what we’re going to do in the polling station and which box to cross, but what about what we’re not allowed to do? Voting is a fairly simple process. You’ve already been assigned your polling station (nearest to your home), you go behind the curtain, cross your chosen box and that’d about it; but incase you were wondering, here are some things you cannot do.
06 May 2015
It is often a common misconception that once you have filed for divorce and have been granted your decree absolute to end your marriage, that any financial claims have also ended. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
30 Apr 2015
Research commissioned by family lawyers on 2,000 people has revealed that nearly 25% said that they argued with their partner at least once a week because of social media. Out of the 2,000, 17% said that they argued everyday because of it.
27 Apr 2015
Many drivers may be unaware of changes to hiring abroad procedures according to the RAC. Motorists wanting to hire a car abroad will need to provide a ‘special code’ which will show their previous motoring convictions. The change will be from 08 June, as this is when all UK driving licences will become computerised.