News

  • Sharp rise in cohabitation Agreements
    19th February 2013

    As more and more people chose to live together without formalising their relationship through marriage, there has been a sharp rise in the number of cohabitation agreements.A cohabitation agreement is... read more »

  • New Children and Families Bill published
    19th February 2013

    The Children and Families Billl published on 5 February 2013 promises significant reforms and radical proposals in relation to adoption, family justice, Special Educational Needs. It also provides the... read more »

  • MP's approve same sex marriage bill
    19th February 2013

    Despite heavy Conservative opposition, the House of Commons have voted in favour of the same sex marriage bill. The Bill provides equality for couples seeking to formalise their relationship through m... read more »

  • Reduction in Crime
    19th February 2013

    The recently reported fall in crime in England and Wales may be greatly exaggerated says the Office for National Statistics. Police have recorded 7 % fewer crimes than the year before and the Crime Su... read more »

  • Benefit Fraud
    19th February 2013

    Have you received a letter from Jobcentre Plus or the Local Authority requesting that you attend for an interview under caution at their offices?orHave you already been interviewed under caution or re... read more »

  • Prisons to close
    19th February 2013

    Six prisons will be closed and three partially shut, as part of a major upgrade to the prison estate, the Ministry of Justice has announced. The consequent loss of 2,600 places will be partly offset b... read more »

  • Insulting language
    19th February 2013

    Using insulting language will no longer be illegal in cases in which a specific victim cannot be identified.Section 5 of the Public Order Act which states "A person is guilty of an offence if he ... read more »

  • Farming
    19th February 2013

    One of the greatest threats to any business or industry is change. No sooner have you got to grips with new legislation, devised a system to cater for change and retrained your personnel than someone ... read more »

  • Can you recognise the signs of Domestic Abuse
    19th February 2013

    It is often thought that a victim of Domestic Violence can be easily identified by the physical injuries sustained by their partner or family member. However, it is often not the physical abuse that c... read more »

  • Fewer marriages end in divorce
    19th February 2013

    According to the latest statistics, fewer marriages are ending in divorce. Whilst this seems rather positive, the fall in the number of divorces is consistent with the decline in the number of people ... read more »

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    19th February 2013

    May we wish all our present, past and prospective clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Our offices will be closed from 1pm on Friday 21st December until 9am on Wednesday 27th December a... read more »

  • Judge reprimanded
    19th February 2013

    A judge who said burglary needed \'\'a huge amount of courage\'\' has been investigated after members of the public contacted the Office for Judicial Complaints to vent their anger at his remarks. A s... read more »

  • Should a Court decide whether a child should have medical treatment?
    19th February 2013

    In the recent case before the Court, a mother is trying to prevent her son from receiving medical treatment for a brain tumour. In the absence of the mother’s consent to the medical treatment, a... read more »

  • Daniel Kawczynski MP plans to hold a public meeting in the issue of same-sex marriage
    19th February 2013

    To enable the Shrewsbury MP to decide which way to vote, Daniel Kawczynski plans to hold a public meeting so that the Shrewsbury citizens can give their opinion.Read more at http://www.shropshirestar.... read more »

  • The earth has moved in Abbey Foregate
    19th February 2013

    For approximately 2 hours this morning, staff at Terry Jones Solicitors has experienced tremors causing desks and computer monitors to shake.The Shropshire Star has reported that others have felt the ... read more »

  • Two strikes and you are out
    19th February 2013

    On Monday 3rd December 2012 a range of new offences and punishments came into force under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, including the “two strikes and you&rsquo... read more »

  • New offence of Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving
    19th February 2013

    A motorist who is deemed to have driven dangerously and caused another person to suffer a serious injury can now face up to five years in prison following the introduction of a new offence on 3rd Dece... read more »

  • Stalking to become a criminal offence
    19th February 2013

    Following a lengthy campaign and a Parliamentary enquiry earlier this year the Government has introduced two new offences, stalking and stalking involving a fear of violence. Pressure to reform the la... read more »

  • Driving without insurance
    19th February 2013

    Allegations of driving with no insurance often occur when an employee is driving a company car. The employer may be prosecuted for no insurance if the vehicle driven by the employee is not insured. Li... read more »

  • The Governments plans to redefine poverty could include children from separated parents
    19th February 2013

    The Department of Work and Pensions is starting a formal consultation on the definition of poverty which currently only includes families on low income. Under the consultation, the Government is plann... read more »

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