What Does It Mean to Be ‘Released Under Investigation’?

If you have been arrested, you may subsequently find yourself ‘released under investigation’ (RUI). This is due to recent changes in how the police deal with people that have been arrested. Under the old system, there were three main options available to the police: Suspect charged or cautioned with an offence, with a court date

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Applying for Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in debt and not being able to pay, you may have considered declaring yourself bankrupt. Here is a simple guide to understanding the process and implications of bankruptcy. Applications for bankruptcy must be made online and will be looked at by an adjudicator who will

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Drones: A Menace in the Skies?

Drones; remote-controlled pilotless aircraft, are playing an increasingly important role in our lives.  From entertaining children to inspecting railways and other infrastructure, to creating breath-taking aerial images of our landscape, to military capabilities, drone use has exploded over the last decade. Drones offer a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to manned aircraft, such as aeroplanes

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Statutory Sick Pay

Your Employment Right to Statutory Sickness Pay The Employment Law allows a sick employee to take time off from work and requires the employer to pay a minimum of £92.05 per week for 28 weeks to eligible employees. Introduction What happens if you work but become ill? How will your household manage without a regular

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Sexual Violence and the Offence of Rape

Sexual violence has been a growing problem in the UK. There has been an increase in the number of recorded historic sexual offences. Rape, assault by penetration, sexual assault and sexual activity without consent are the most common form of sexual violence. Rape A person commits an offence of rape where he intentionally and without

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Get me a Divorce

My husband is moody, argumentative and has unreasonable behaviour, lawyers, can you get me a divorce? These are the exact questions asked by the wife in a high-profile divorce case and petitioned the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to grant her divorce. The law in relation to divorce is governed by the Matrimonial Causes Act

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Package Holiday Sickness Claims: Regulators Apply the Brakes

Holliday season is slowly coming to an end. It also brings with it holiday sickness claims. Lately, the tour operators, holiday dispute resolution centres and arbitrators have witnessed a huge increase in sickness claims. However, further investigations by the Holliday industry found that most of the sickness claims made were false claims and issued a

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