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The Domestic Abuse Draft Bill Offers Wider Protection to Victims of Abuse (30 January 2019)

On the 21 January 2019, the Government released a Domestic Abuse Draft Bill containing proposed changes to the way domestic abuse is categorised and dealt with in the UK. The draft bill aims to offer greater protection to those who suffer domestic abuse.   Read more...

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All you need to know about the EU settlement scheme ahead of Brexit (30 January 2019)

As we are approaching Brexit EU citizens’ rights has been a particular topic of discussion. In a bid to ensure those currently residing in the UK are able to remain, the UK government has introduced the EU settlement scheme. In this article we discuss the key things you need to know.  Read more...

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Thinking about Surrogacy? (25 January 2019)

Following a recent surrogacy case which has prompted a change in surrogacy law, we discuss surrogacy and everything you need to know about The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 which came into force on 3 January. It is important to understand how the law can protect both surrogates and those looking to go down the surrogate route to have their children. We can help you answer the questions you may have before, during and after the baby is born.   Read more...

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The Contaminated Blood Scandal: the UK’s largest ever public inquiry (24 January 2019)

In 2017, Theresa May became the first prime minister to accept a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which resulted in the deaths of thousands and hundreds more being infected with life-changing illnesses. With the inquiry’s preliminary hearings coming to an end, clinical negligence solicitor, Nilma Shah takes a closer look into the tragedy.  Read more...

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Grenfell survivors call for radical social housing reform (9 January 2019)

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are calling for the regulation of social housing to be urgently reformed and the introduction of a watchdog that could jail negligent housing managers.   Read more...

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‘Divorce Day’– why do so many couples start legal proceedings in January? (7 January 2019)

Many of us may have a case of the January blues this week as the festivities fade. It is also a significant period in the calendar for some as today, the first working Monday of January, is the most popular day of the year to begin legal proceedings for divorce in the UK, therefore dubbed ‘Divorce Day’.   Read more...

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