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Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsOver 300 homeless people have died on the streets since 2013 (24 April 2018)

 

At least 78 homeless people died on the UK streets and in temporary accommodation during the winter, taking the number of recorded homeless deaths to over 300 since 2013. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsONS reveals zero-hours contracts rose by 100,000 last year (24 April 2018)

 

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of zero-hours contracts increased to 1.8 million in 2017. This was 100,000 more than in 2016, meaning that more people do not have a minimum number of guaranteed hours and are struggling to maintain a steady income..   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsThe Government announce £6 million funding for children of alcoholics (24 April 2018)

 

The government have pledged to fund £6 million towards support for children with parents who are alcoholics and has planned to create programs to offer that support and advice for children whose parents suffer from alcoholism by including fast access to mental health service and offering treatment programs to help parents overcome their addictions..   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsMan jailed for life after deliberately infecting his lovers with HIV (20 April 2018)

 

A man has been convicted of purposely trying to infect 10 men with HIV in a ‘campaign’ to infect as many men as possible..   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsWhat you need to know about the Civil Liability Bill 2018 (20 April 2018)

 

In February 2017 the personal injury discount rate was reduced from 2.5% to 0.75%, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in the size of damages awarded to individuals who are bringing personal injury claims. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsTV Presenter Ant McPartlin sentenced for drink driving after he pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court (19 April 2018)

 

TV personality, Ant McPartlin, was arrested following a three-car collision in Richmond on 18 March and found to have 75 microgrammes (µg) of alcohol per 100 ml of breath, which is more than twice the legal limit of 35µg. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsTaking Someone Else’s Penalty Points – The Consequences (19 April 2018)

 

Millions of UK motorists have at some point in their driving history received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) - the most common proceedings that result in penalty points. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsGood Character Requirements for British Citizenship (19 April 2018)

 

When a person applies for British citizenship, the Home Office must be satisfied that the applicant is of good character. This requirement applies to any person, ten years or older, who puts through an application for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsSepsis: When Delayed Diagnosis Causes Life-Changing Consequences (19 April 2018)

 

Sepsis is blood poisoning due to the body’s reaction to an infection, which can be fatal if not treated. Time after time, people have found themselves in desperate situations when sepsis has been left too long, leaving their lives changed..   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsIllegal ‘ride out’ group appear in court (19 April 2018)

 

A group of nine men have appeared in court in Birmingham accused of taking part in an illegal ‘ride out’. Six of the men pleaded not guilty to a public nuisance charge at Birmingham Crown Court. Two stated they were not guilty at an earlier hearing. All were given unconditional bail. One other suspect appeared in court on Friday but has not given his plea and still remains in custody. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsPolice lose tracks of hundreds of registered sex offenders (18 April 2018)

 

Police lose track of 485 registered sex offenders across Britain, including rapists and paedophiles that have been missing for over a decade. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsA&E - How long do I have to wait? I’m going home. (18 April 2018)

 

A lesson learnt following the Court of Appeal decision of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] - think twice before walking out of A&E after being told the waiting time to be seen by a doctor..   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsThe Future is Now: Law Commission Begins Review of Self-Driving Cars (18 April 2018)

 

Roads Minister Jesse Norman recently announced the start of a 3-year review by the Law Commission to examine any legal obstacles to the implementation of self-driving vehicles and highlight any requirement for regulatory reform. .   Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Legal NewsProposals for Domestic Abuse Perpetrators to be Electronically Tagged (17 April 2018)

 

There have been calls for tighter restrictions from the Home Office for domestic abusers to prevent them from causing further abuse by electronically monitoring perpetrators and banning consumption of alcohol. .   Read more...