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Below are summaries of our legal news articles from the corresponding year. Please click on the 'read more' links to view the full text.

Friday 17 November 2017 - When to Consider Bankruptcy
In appropriate cases the threat of bankruptcy (by serving a statutory demand) can be a swift and forceful method of debt collection.  While bankruptcy may have lost much of its historic stigma, i...
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Monday 16 October 2017 - Starting Divorce Proceedings
To begin divorce proceedings you need to have been married for more than one year.  You must then file a Divorce Petition at court stating the marriage has 'irretrievably broken down'. This must ...
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Tuesday 29 August 2017 - Vacancies at Sampson Coward
A Solicitor/Legal Executive with three plus years post-qualification experience is required to work in Sampson Coward's civil litigation team.  For more information please go to Job Vacancies in ...
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Wednesday 16 August 2017 - Landlord Wants to Sell Freehold Interest
A landlord is prohibited from disposing of their freehold interest in a block of flats without first serving notices on the flat owners offering to sell it to them collectively.  This is known as...
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Wednesday 16 August 2017 - Discrimination in Employment
Employees and contract workers are primarily protected against unlawful discrimination.  With regard to employment, both employees and job applicants are protected against discrimination by their...
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Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Domestic Violence - How to Get Help
If you have experienced physical/sexual violence, threats (including threats by text, email or social media), emotional abuse, harassment or controlling behaviour from somebody you are in an intimate ...
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Tuesday 23 May 2017 - What is the Residence Nil Rate Band?
From 6 April 2017, a new residence nil rate band ('RNRB') has been introduced allowing individuals, in certain circumstances, to apply an additional nil rate band for inheritance tax purposes to their...
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Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Can Employers Ban Headscarves?
The European Court of Justice has recently given judgment that a Belgian company's dress code banning employees from wearing any visible religious, political or philosophical symbols in the workplace,...
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Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Noisy Neighbours
If your neighbour is making a noise which is causing a nuisance, you can report the matter to your local authority.  They will investigate and they may serve an Abatement Notice on your neighbour...
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Thursday 16 February 2017 - Inheritance Tax and Wills
Inheritance tax (IHT) is an extremely unpopular tax which no longer only affects the very wealthy.  The rise in value of property makes anyone who owns a home a prime target for the taxman on dea...
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Wednesday 4 January 2017 - Can Anyone Ask for Flexible Working Hours?
Originally, the right to request flexible working was limited to parents of young children.  However, it is now available to all employees who have been employed for at least 26 weeks. The kinds ...
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