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Family Homes become Legal Battlefield

Parents helping their children on to the property ladder are increasingly ending up in court.   A recent article in The Times highlighted a growing trend of parents taking their children court to get money back after lending them money...
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Using a mobile phone whilst driving

Case law – Director Of Public Prosecutions v Barreto This is an appeal by way of case stated from a decision of the Crown Court sitting at Isleworth quashing the respondent’s conviction for driving a motor vehicle while using a hand-held mobile telephone,...
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Divorce courts at breaking point

Separated couples are facing a record wait to get divorced as a result of regional divorce centres trying to process a backlog of older cases, it has been revealed. Quarterly statistics covering January to March this year, published by the...
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Changes in divorce law ahead!

“Call of support from all parties for landmark government bill” Could this finally be the end of “mudslinging” for divorcing couples? Divorcing couples will soon no longer have to make allegations about each other’s conduct, after a landmark bill was...
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Cases March 2019

R v R A domestic violence incident, which took place in a bar in Brighton, faced our client and if found guilty he could have received  a term of custody imprisoned. Careful analysis of the evidence, particularly the cctv, showed...
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Police voluntary interviews

The police are increasingly using this type of interview which can take place in your home or a police station or custody suite. It means that an allegation has been made of a criminal nature and you are a suspect...
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Judge slams blatant dishonesty

A High Court Judge has said that a costs judgement against a dishonest party should act as a deterrent to others considering deceiving the Court. Sir Peter Singer said the husband in a divorce settlement case, named as Clive Joy-Morancho,...
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