Should the Land Registry be Privatised?

Land Registry Privatisation Despite the overwhelming opposition to the proposed plans put forward at the beginning of the year which led to Vince Cable scrapping the plans , George Osborne wrote in the Autumn...

Noise Nuisance and Your Personal Rights

Noise Nuisance and Your Personal Rights

Noise nuisance can be a very irritating and disturbing occurrence, with excessive levels of noise affecting the quality of life for many individuals and families across the UK. There are legislations in place to...

Why You Shouldn’t Write Your Own Will

Why You Shouldn’t Write Your Own Will

There are many options for people across the UK to take, in order to help with the creation of their will, and a good will writing service is certainly one of the best and...

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How to Apply for a British Passport

Before you can be eligible to apply for a British passport, you first have to hold British citizenship. British citizenship is generally obtained through the process of ‘naturalisation’. You would need to apply to...

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What is the British citizenship test?

Individuals aged 18-64 applying to settle in the UK via indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship must first pass the British citizenship test – also known as the ‘Life in the UK test’....

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What is permanent residence?

Permanent residence is when non-British citizens are granted the right to live, work and study in the UK while still holding a foreign citizenship and passport. Permanent residence holders are able to leave and...

Family Justice Council Releases Guide for Litigants in Person

Family Justice Council Releases Guide for Litigants in Person

Cuts to legal aid provision have led to an increasing number of people appearing as litigants in person, especially in the family courts and most particularly in divorce cases. The Family Justice Council have...

UK has one of lowest work injury rates in the EU

UK has one of lowest work injury rates in the EU

The UK consistently has one of the lowest rates of fatal injury across the EU according to HSE statistics. In 2012 the standardised fatality rate was 0.58 fatalities per 100,000 workers. This compares favourably...

Family Law Reforms From the Queens Speech

Family Law Reforms From the Queens Speech

The recent Queen’s Speech contained a number of key family law reforms for various areas of the law. In particular, the speech unveiled a set of proposals aimed at reforming family law. The biggest...

Is it illegal to denying prisoners the right to legal aid?

Is it illegal to denying prisoners the right to legal aid?

Refusing prisoners in both England and Wales the right to legal aid which would enable them to question the way in which they are held could be illegal according to the Court of Appeal....

Claims Farming – Do Insurance Companies Sell Personal Details?

Claims Farming – Do Insurance Companies Sell Personal Details?

Insurance firms are selling clients’ details? So Jack Straw’s claims that insurance firms are selling clients’ details to personal injury lawyers for up to £1,000 doesn’t come as a massive surprise, but it has...