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Solicitors toast Gove’s U-turn on legal aid

2nd February 2016

Last week Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Justice, revealed that he had pulled the plug on the proposed dual contracting system. The new criminal legal aid and contracting regime that had originally been…

New Year laws to be aware of

26th January 2016

This year will see a number of new laws being put into force and whilst some made the national news there are others that were not as widely reported. Those working in lawyer jobs and positions will need to be…

Landmark ruling could see tax cheat lose Tenerife home

18th January 2016

A tax cheat who has refused to pay back any of the thousands of pounds he illegally got through benefits from the UK could lose his luxury home in Tenerife following a landmark ruling. In a move that could affect…

New law for domestic abuse put in place

5th January 2016

A new law has come into force in the UK that would see domestic abusers who control victims on social media or online face a prison sentence of up to five years. The law was brought in at the very end of 2015. …

Tips to stay focused at work

30th December 2015

Having to work over the Christmas and New Year period can be very difficult; as an employer you will be aware that your workforce may not be as focused, whilst as an employee you will perhaps be thinking more about…

The role of a barrister

30th November 2015

A barrister is someone who provides specialist legal advice and represents people and businesses in court, but there is a lot more involved in the role than what you see on your television and movie screens. Here…

Ways to relieve work stress

24th November 2015

Work-related stress is a normal occurrence, but extreme stress will leave you burnt out, have an effect on your physical and emotional health, and will hinder your productivity. We know how stressful some legal…

Terror threat to Britain could speed up Investigatory Powers Bill implementation

17th November 2015

With Prime Minister David Cameron revealing that Britain has foiled seven terror attacks in the past six months, the recently announced Investigatory Powers Bill could be implemented sooner than originally planned. …