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Everything you need to know about the new UK speeding fines

8th May 2017

Serious speeding offenders will now face a 50 per cent higher fine under new legislation introduced in April. In a bid to reduce high-speed accidents, the new laws will see motorists paying fines of up to 150 per…

Bill to end violence against women and girls becomes UK law

2nd May 2017

A Bill put forward to implement the most comprehensive legal framework to end violence against women and girls became an Act of Parliament last week. This new law requires the government to set a timeline for the…

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…