New mobile phone laws whilst driving to come into force on 25 March

A significant step to improving road safety and cracking down on hand-held mobile phone use whilst driving will be implemented from 25th March 2022. In short, the Police will no longer be required to prove that a hand-held mobile phone had been used whilst driving for the purposes of performing an “interactive communication function”. Instead, […]

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Woodfines Solicitors invests in its people with eight senior promotions

Leading full-service legal firm Woodfines, has announced eight senior promotions within its Property, Private Client, Commercial and Regulatory and Dispute Resolution departments.   The promotions, effective as of 1st April 2022, include two new members of the LLP, four new partners and two senior associates. Accepting the promotion to partner are Hannah Johnson, Claire Spencer, Nathan […]

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The menopause and the need for better legal recognition

Despite the menopause being a natural part of the ageing process for women, societal understanding of the condition and its symptoms remains limited. Typically, the menopause will start between 45 and 55 years of age, and can lead to symptoms including poor memory and concentration, brain fog, insomnia, erratic behaviour and mental health conditions such […]

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Protect your property from fraudsters

What is it property fraud? This can be when fraudsters sell or mortgage your property, without your knowledge. Fraudsters will steal a property owner`s identity and make vital changes to the property ownership. The sale or mortgage of a property would result in financial gain for the fraudsters. A purchase can also result in property […]

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Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 2021-2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced on 9 November 2021 and, if approved, is expected to be passed by 25 March 2022. The bill provides relief for commercial tenants who were affected by the mandatory closing of businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak and have accumulated rent arrears. Debts accrued outside of the […]

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