Divorce Reform for the Modern Age

A step in the right direction… Divorce is never going to be an easy thing for families but the recent outcome in the Supreme Court case of Owens v Owens has generated more questions concerning the current legal requirements for a fault-based divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, and what this means in practice […]

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Roll on Year 2!

It’s a slightly surreal thought to think that I am now halfway through my training contract – I had never envisaged that it would go so fast! After two back-to-back seats in company/commercial law, (and just when I was finally getting my head around the law!) I am now taking on the world of commercial […]

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Professional Skills Course (PSC): Deciphering Another Acronym

When you begin your training contract you may not have even heard of the PSC, or it may just be another in the long list of acronyms that you hear being mentioned around the classroom or workplace. The Professional Skills Course, more commonly known as the PSC, is one of the last steps to qualifying […]

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Electric Vans Now Require MOT

From 1 September 2018, electric vans which have a gross weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes will no longer be exempt from the requirement to have an MOT if they were first registered on or after 1 March 2015. In other words, these vehicles will need their first MOT on the third anniversary of when they […]

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Keeping Your Eyes on the Road

According to a BBC News report published yesterday, Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands police forces are intending on testing the eyesight of every motorist they stop to ensure that drivers meet the minimum eyesight standards. Officers will be able to request the urgent revocation of a licence by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency […]

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Volumetric Mixers to be brought in line with HGV Regulations

The law currently exempts volumetric operators from the requirement to hold an Operator Licence. The exemption saw these vehicles being defined as “engineering plant” rather than goods vehicles and have therefore been able to operate outside of the operator licensing regime. However, as of 1 September 2018, any operator using volumetric mixers will need to: […]

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