Can’t Pay? What will they take away?

A complete guide to your legal rights upon insolvency Introduction You may have watched a popular TV programme in which the High Court’s debt recovery agents often known as High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEO) serve a writ to either recover the money or for the possession of the personal property, in order to enforce the

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Judges Health and Wellbeing

Judges Health and Wellbeing Introduction A judicial attitudes survey conducted in 2016 found that more than 40% of senior judges intended to quit the profession early, due to the widespread disappointment and deteriorating working conditions. Participants expressed that life as a judge consists of low morale, personal safety concerns, pay issues, pension cuts and a

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Online Grooming – how safe is your child?

Online Grooming – how safe is your child? Introduction The internet is a wonderful place, it can be a very beneficial tool for both business and personal use. However, as a parent or guardian, you may feel concerned about your child’s safety online.  The lack of regulation around online activity can put minors in a

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UKVAC, the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service

UKVCAS, the new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service Introduction Changes effective from 2 November 2018. The way you can apply to obtain further leave to remain or settle in the United Kingdom is changing. From 2 November 2018 you can either submit your application form including the documents and register your biometric details with

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The British Passport: Revocation, Withdrawal and Refusal

The British Passport: Revocation, Withdrawal and Refusal Introduction The British passport is a privileged document which enables the freedom of travel for British citizens and it is commonly used to verify the identity of British citizens. However, it is word noting that there is no entitlement and legal right to have access to a British

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Guide to Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

Guide to Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers Introduction Stamp duty is a tax charged on property transactions including freehold, leasehold, residential and commercial properties. As a prospective buyer you are obliged to pay a stamp duty on the purchase of the property. Even in the cases where there is no Stamp duty is payable

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