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...

Paul Reid: ‘English votes on English law’: Just Another Running Repair

Paul Reid: ‘English votes on English law’: Just Another Running Repair

It has taken a while, but we have a solution to the West Lothian question, so we are told. English votes, on English law.

No more Safe Harbour…..or Harbor..

No more Safe Harbour…..or Harbor..

European Court of Justice has ruled that transatlantic data sharing agreement is invalid. What does this mean for UK businesses that utilise US datacentres or Cloud services? Advent IM Director Mike Gillespie, “There are...

british-citizenship-test

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’....

permanent residence

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 reforms for various areas of the law. In particular, the speech unveiled a set of proposals aimed at reforming family law. The biggest set of...

BP supervisor acquitted in federal jury trial in New Orleans

BP supervisor acquitted in federal jury trial in New Orleans

DEEPWATER HORIZON DEFENDANT ACQUITTED. Our client Robert Kaluza was found not guilty by a very attentive jury in New Orleans federal court of the last remaining charge against him in connection with the Deepwater...

Microsoft May Have To Defend Itself Against Disk Scratching Allegations

Microsoft May Have To Defend Itself Against Disk Scratching Allegations

What is more frustrating that buying a new video game for $70 and finding that someone has scratched it? Finding a scratched $70 game that has been ruined by the very thing that you...

The Backlash From Niqab Case Thrusts Lawyer Into The Heat Of The Controversy

The Backlash From Niqab Case Thrusts Lawyer Into The Heat Of The Controversy

With so much going on around the globe, it is difficult to remain prejudicial-free. We, as human beings, are conditioned to stereotype people. It is an evolutionary tool that is supposed to help keep...

Changes to the Child Arrangements Programme

Changes to the Child Arrangements Programme

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has announced that the CAP orders for private law children proceedings are to be changed. In an announcement dated 21st January 2016, he wrote: In...

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