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Keep up-to-date with the latest legal issues.

Our legal news page is here to keep you informed on the latest legal issues as it happens. Lawstore Social covers legal news from all over the UK in many areas of the law to help keep you in the know. Our legal stories/news are intended to provide information and are not to be read as legal advice. However, if you would like legal advice from a fully qualified solicitor who is an expert in the field you require simply ask an expert today!
 
     


Jun 19 2015
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Got a car manufacturer complaint?

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.
Jun 05 2015
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New law requires landlords to register tenancy deposits

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.
May 27 2015
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Exclusivity clauses within zero hour contracts are now unenforceable

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.
May 27 2015
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Letting agents to publicise fees charged to landlords and tenants

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.
May 20 2015
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Police call for tougher drink driving laws

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.

May 11 2015
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Michael Gove replaces Chris Grayling as Justice Secretary

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.

May 07 2015
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6 things you can’t do in a polling station!

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.

May 06 2015
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Financial claims after divorce

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.
Apr 27 2015
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Changes to hiring cars abroad

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.