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...

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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....

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Article by Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland   The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark decision in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board after a hearing before a bench of seven Judges, (including the...

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

It is trite that an employer will be vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employees (when done in the course of their employment). But it is often forgotten that the employee remains jointly...

Victims of clinical negligence – Cuts vs Access to Justice

Victims of clinical negligence – Cuts vs Access to Justice

Victims of clinical negligence When a person becomes the victim of clinical negligence their life as they know it can change irrevocably.  The new challenges they must face can be daunting and costs in...