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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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Closure – What you need to know

The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme was introduced during the pandemic to support employers whose employees were off work due to COVID-19 infection or legally mandated self-isolation. It currently entitles businesses with fewer than 250 employees to reclaim up to two weeks’ SSP for coronavirus-related employee absences that occurred on or after 21 December […]

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Take our Highway Code Quiz!

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and its aim is to “promote safety on the road, whilst also supporting a healthy, sustainable and efficient transport system.” It was first published in April 1931 and has been an important supplementary guide for the proper use of the highway ever since. The Code has […]

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The New Homes Quality Code

Introduction The New Homes Quality Code (the “Code”) champions the quality of new homes by strengthening the current protections that exist for buyers. A range of additional requirements for developers are introduced by the Code to address gaps that are overlooked in the current protections. This ensures that every aspect of a new home purchase […]

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Transport Conference Triumph!

The Woodfines Solicitors Road Transport team were delighted to host their 16th Transport Conference at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on Thursday 25th November. With it being two years since the last face to face conference, the team were thrilled to be back ‘talking transport’ in person and celebrating the industry that has ‘kept the […]

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