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Family law guide for kids launched

A guide aimed at children and young people has been released to explain how recent changes to family law may affect them. The Young Person’s Guide to the Children and Families Bill was written at the request of the Government to help people get to grips with the new legislation. Faster adoption processes, changes to

Man arrested over sham West London Wedding

The UK Border Agency has arrested an Indian man just before a suspected sham marriage ceremony was about to begin in Uxbridge. Officers, who received a tip off about the marriage, arrested the 22-year-old groom-to-be moments before the service at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge at 2.30pm on Monday. He was detained by immigration officials

Road Traffic Offences

With the ever-increasing use of mobile speed cameras targeting drivers in the UK, notices of intended prosecution, summons and fixed penalties are on the rise. A disqualification will not only inconvenience you, but will have a direct impact on your livelihood, reputation, finances and responsibilities and relationships at home. At Veja and Co Solicitors, we

Are negligence claims placing an increased ‘burdening NHS’?

The Medical Defence Union is concerned that medical negligence settlements worth billions of pounds are putting an “unsustainable” burden on the NHS. The organisation responsible for insuring doctors says the value of settlements has soared in the recent past and that liabilities, which had reached £16.7 billion by 2011, are being increasingly driven up. MDU

Graylings intention for Prison Reform

Offenders may face serving longer jail terms under a reform which is being discussed by the Government. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said he would like to see a process which does not systematically reduce prison sentences, even for inmates who have good behaviour records. The Conservative minister also promised that he would not reduce prison

Growing concern over the use of tasers

The Guardian reports that concern is growing among human rights campaigners and politicians over the use of tasers after an innocent blind man was shot with a stun gun when his white stick was mistaken for a samurai sword. The legal action group Police Action Centre is to challenge the widespread use of stun guns.

Proposals will ‘erode workplace safety’

Legislation that will make it harder for employees to claim compensation for accidents in the workplace will take workers’ rights back to those of “Victorian times”, according to critics. Under the tough new rules injured workers would have to prove their employer was negligent and directly responsible for the accident before they are eligible for

Dads ‘to get a year paternity leave’

Under new Government plans, a year’s parental leave will be available to either the mother or the father after the birth of a baby, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The family-friendly laws, which are to be announced by David Cameron and Nick Clegg later this month, will not be introduced until October 2015, because of

Planners could block extension plan

Government plans to temporarily relax rules on home extensions could be blocked by town hall planners, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). The coalition announced plans last month to relax permitted developments rights to allow property extensions of up to 8m, in an attempt to breathe new life into the construction sector. But the