DVSA publishes top ten professional driving prosecution offences

Enforcement data has recently been published showing the top ten prosecution offences for professional driving, together with the details of the associated fixed penalties and prohibitions issued. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) monitors and enforces regulations applying to transport and passenger vehicle operations, and vocational drivers. Offences concerning tachographs and breaching the rules […]

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Trainee Solicitors and Mental Health Awareness

An interesting article published by The Law Society Gazette early last year reported that the amount of trainee solicitors who experienced mental health problems more than doubled in 2018, compared to 2017. This follows a survey conducted by the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division in 2018 which informed that 39% of trainees have reported suffering from mental health […]

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Can an Employer be Liable for an Employee’s Deliberate Data Protection Breach?

Data is an extremely lucrative and powerful commodity. During the first quarter of 2018, the Guardian reported that Facebook took £500,000 in revenue every five and a half minutes (the Guardian, 11/07/2018). With expansive volumes of data being held, high publicity surrounding breaches and the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) […]

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Why Should You Make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We all want to know that our affairs are in order, and most of us like to think we will have as much involvement in them as possible for as long as we can. However, there may be times when we are either unwell or, for practical reasons, cannot be in the right place at […]

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When Does Duty of Care Begin in Hospital?

Quite unusually, a case regarding the extent of the duty of care owed by the NHS to the public recently went all the way to the Supreme Court. The case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 received the judgement of the Supreme Court on 10 October 2018. Background  Mr Darnley […]

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What to look for in a Conveyancer

If you are buying a house, whether for the first or the fiftieth time, you will need the legal support of someone that you trust to help with the legal process of buying the property, known as ‘Conveyancing’. Buying a home is likely to be your single biggest purchase in life, so you shouldn’t leave […]

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