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The role of the Attorney General for England and Wales

24th April 2017

David Bernstein, chairman of British Red Cross (left), Jeremy Wright QC (right) The UK Attorney General offers legal advice to the government in England and Wales. Officially known as Her Majesty’s Attorney…

What is the law on...? Common legal questions answered

21st April 2017

Is it illegal to pick up money found on the floor? What is the law on cold-calling? These are just some of the most commonly asked legal questions in the UK. In this article Law Absolute answers some of these…

Chatbot offering legal advice to refugees

11th April 2017

The creator of the DoNotPay chatbot, originally designed to help overturn parking fines, has now turned his attention to helping refugees. The chatbot, created by Stanford student Joshua Browder, now claims to have…

New UK laws introduced in April that could affect your finances

7th April 2017

New laws coming into force this week could have mixed effects on your finances, according to an article in The Independent. The changes, including a minimum wage increase and amendments to pension laws, will affect…

New legislation proposed to help end violence against women in 2017

30th March 2017

From Theresa May’s proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Act to the Istanbul Convention, the UK is considering and welcoming numerous pieces of legislation to help end violence against women. On average, two…

Famous TV judges and court shows – are they authentic?

27th March 2017

Although intended to provide entertainment, legal professionals believe court shows can have a significant influence on the public’s perception of the British legal system. The question of authenticity…

Philip Davies MP and the process of filibustering in Parliament

24th March 2017

On February 24th, Conservative MP Philip Davies spent one and a half hours introducing 50 minor amendments to a Bill in a bid to prevent it from passing. The process, known as “filibustering”, has been…

Six points and £200 fine for using phone while driving

23rd March 2017

On March 1st, new measures were introduced to deter drivers from using their mobile phones while driving. Those now caught using phones while behind the wheel face six points on their licence and a £200 fine,…