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Family

Is Surrogacy Legal In The UK?

For many couples desperate to have a baby, surrogacy is an attractive option, depending on the circumstances. But what exactly is surrogacy? And is it legal in the UK? What if the birth mother refuses to hand over the child? This article provides answers to these questions and more. more

Personal Injury

Torn Apart By Childbirth

Most women are apprehensive about giving birth. Despite the excitement of having a baby, most expectant mothers know that childbirth involves a lot of pain. But few women are aware or expect to have life-changing, debilitating injuries as a result of giving birth. Or even worse, to lose their life. But even in 2017, death and serious injury in childbirth still happen. more


Residential Property

Are You Taking Advantage Of Affordable Home Ownership Schemes?

Millions of people are struggling to get on the UK property ladder. Thirty-seven percent of UK families are now renting from a private landlord and the age of first-time buyers is rising, with 33 years now being the age most people purchase their first home, up from 31 years ten years ago. more

Civil Litigation

All You Need To Know About Judicial Review

One of the reasons the legal system in the UK is so highly regarded is that we have a clear separation of powers between the three functions of the Government; the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary. more

Employment

Don’t Settle For Less

A Settlement Agreement, formally known as a compromise agreement, is an agreement made between an employee and employer which is legally binding and usually ends the employment relationship. They usually involve an employee agreeing to leave their position with a financial settlement in exchange for waiving their rights to bring an unfair dismissal claim against their former employer. more


Company

Complying with the UK Corporate Governance Code

The UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code), (formerly the Combined Code) sets out standards of good practice in relation to leadership and effectiveness of a board of directors, remuneration, accountability, and relations with shareholders. more


IT Law

Five Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

dentity theft is very real in today’s digital world. Many of us now bank and shop online and these online transactions provide the perfect stage for criminals to assume your identity and defraud you, your bank or the business you are buying goods or services from. The ‘good’ ones rip off all three. Here are five ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. more

Traffic

Driving Offences and Police Powers

Many people are surprised by the amount of power that police have when it comes to investigating suspected traffic offences such as driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs. However, it is important that the police exercise their rights within the boundaries of the law and ensure the person they are investigating understands their rights. more


Brexit

Brexit and the UK Economy – Predictions for 2017

The world was shocked by two major events in 2016, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and Brexit. Many predictions were made about how Brexit would cause the British and EU economy to collapse. The pound did fall dramatically, in fact, in October 2016, it fell to its lowest level in 31 years. However, foreign companies such as Facebook and Google continued to invest in their London operations, consumers continued to spend, the economy grew by 0.6 percent in the three months to September 2016, interest rates remained low and employment high. more

Criminal

Are You Mad?

Is someone who commits a criminal act mad or evil? If a jury decide the accused in a criminal trial is the former, they can return a verdict of ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ under Trial of Lunatics Act 1883. more

Commercial Property

An Overview of Licenses and Tenancies at Will

When it comes to commercial property, there are three ways that a landlord can grant rights; a lease, a licence or a tenancy at will. Landlords who wish to have their premises occupied for a short term will have to decide the best option to suit their immediate needs. more


Disputes Resolution

How To Avoid Distribution Agreement Dilemmas

What is a distribution agreement? A distributor buys goods or services from a manufacturer or wholesaler and resells them on its own behalf. more


Family

Back to Life – The Process of Being Cryonically Preserved 

In October 2016, Mr Justice Peter Jackson granted the request of a 14-year-old girl, JS, that after her imminent death from cancer her mother could arrange for her body to be cryonically frozen. This case has brought many ethical questions to the foreground. As science progresses, do we need regulations around the process of cryonical freezing to protect vulnerable people from being exploited, both financially and emotionally? more

Residential Property

Party Wall Disputes

If you live in a terraced or semi-detached property (as a majority of people in England do), then you will have a party wall between you and your neighbour. However, like all boundaries between properties, party walls have the potential to cause disputes between neighbours. The law surrounding party walls in the UK is governed by the Party Wall Act 1996. more

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