Occupiers’ Liability: A simple guide for home owners and occupiers

Introduction Occupiers’ liability deals with the risks posed and harm caused by dangerous places and buildings. Your home and workplace are common examples of the premises where occupiers liability will apply. In this article we aim to higlight the issues related to your liability as a home owner to lawful visitor and tresspassers. Reading Time:

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Nervous Shock: Can you claim damages for the psychiatric illness?

Introduction Nervous shock is a psychiatric illness which occurs when a person witnesses an accident or its aftermath as a bystander. Nervous shock as the name suggests is a state of shock a person finds himself in after witnessing an accident. The Hillsborough disaster has played an important role in setting the rules and legal

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How to set up a trust for Pets and Monuments

How to set up a trust for Pets and Monuments Introduction Pet animals such as dogs and cats are deemed as the best friends of the human being. Many pet owners would like to take care of their pets even after their departure from this world. In this news article, we will explore the legal

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The effect of legal aid cuts to family courts.

Litigants in persons (those who represent themselves) are becoming increasingly common within the family law court system. Recent research shows that figures are expected to be within tens of thousands of people each year as a result of legal aid cuts in England and Wales. This increase is due to the introduction of the Legal

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Immigration Health Surcharge: New Fees from 8 January 2019.

Introduction From 8 January 2018 the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will officially double. The Increase in IHS is a huge concern for all migrants who wish to live and work in the UK legally. It may cause serious financial hardship for all applicants who wish to apply for limited leave to remain in the UK.

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Uber Partner Drivers; Workers or Employees?

Introduction This week Uber lost their latest bid to clarify the legal status of its partner drivers, as the Court of Appeal criticised them for having ‘complex and artificial’ employment contracts. The app is seeking to stop British drivers being classified as workers, entitling them to rights such as minimum wage, in a decision which

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Changes to Point Based Immigration System

Introduction The point based immigration system is going through some fundamental changes.The aim of these changes is to facilitate the immigration to the United Kingdom post-Brexit, fill in quickly the vacancies left vacant by the EU nationals and fill the current gap in the highly skilled sector including NHS, Finance, Banking and Information Technology. Reading

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The Legal Ombudsman: New online trial tool

It is no secret that The Legal Ombudsman is expected to receive budget cuts while still expected to respond and act efficiently within a timely manner to complaints which are predicted to rise.  Overall with the cost of handling claims management, the total budget for 2018/2019 is £14.5m – an increase of 14% from their

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Weekly Legalally Newsletter

Introduction In the weekly newsletter, we aim to provide you with important news in the legal sector and report other events which may have an impact on your legal rights as an employee, contractor, buyer, seller,innovator etc. Reading Time: 4 Minutes What is on this page? Introduction Jaguar Land Rover to axe 5000 jobs Williams

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