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Child sexual exploitation continues despite arrests

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

The BBC have today reported on the alleged continuing abuse of children in Oxford. The perpetrators purposely targeted vulnerable at risk girls forcing drugs and alcohol upon them in order to get them to comply with their wishes. Although seven men were jailed for their involvement in the sex grooming ring there are growing concerns… Read more »

Apr 27

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Uncertainty & instability – is this the future for pay day lenders?

By Mark Skinner in Debt Advice

Pay day lenders have attracted much public attention in the resent years, with many critics arguing the lure of instant cash in fact places those already struggling with debt deeper into hot water. Calls for stricter regulations led to enforcement of restrictions across the pay day loaning industry, placing a cap on rates of interest… Read more »

Apr 24

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Could ‘blameless’ divorce be the way forward?

By Ian Brunt in Divorce

Despite divorce becoming an accepted aspect of modern life, many of those going through the breakdown of a relationship still view it as a sign they have failed. The strong emotional involvement each party has typically renders divorce a difficult subject, one which should be treated with sensitivity and discretion. However if encouraging respect between… Read more »

Apr 23


FA takes action over recent pitch invasions

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

I recently appeared on BBC Radio Berkshire in relation to the recent FA action taken against both Reading and Aston Villa in respect of pitch invasions during their FA Cup Quarter Finals earlier this season. We tend to witness low key and calmer pitch invasions towards the end of the footballing season in what will… Read more »

Apr 22

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Commission should be included in Holiday Pay

By Victoria Mitchell in Employment for Business

A landmark employment law ruling has created an immediate need for employers to address the way they pay staff during periods of annual leave. At the end of March, a ruling in the European Court of Justice clarified that workers who receive commission as part of their pay are entitled to receive the benefit of… Read more »

Apr 21

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‘Lighter Later’ campaign calls for improved road safety

By Nick Molyneux in Personal Injury

Britain has been enjoying some glorious weather as of late; with the lighter evenings signalling that summer is upon us a change which has sparked a campaign amongst road safety organisations. The ‘Lighter Later’ campaign which is championed by road safety charity Brake calls for changes to be made to the UK clocks giving us… Read more »

Apr 20

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Hundreds lose jobs as North West company collapses

By Victoria Mitchell in Employment for Employees

Manchester haulage company Deben Transport has announced the cut of 200 jobs after being rescued from administration just two years ago. It is understood that the redundancies have been implemented across all of Deben’s sites, 50 of which have been lost solely at the Manchester base. The collapse has been attributed to the purchase of… Read more »

Apr 17


Top tips on moving commercial property

By Ian Liddle in Commercial Property

There’s little doubt that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences for a family. But arguably, the process is even more difficult when you are moving to leased business premises. By following these five easy steps you can make moving commercial property work in your favour. Limit your exposure to Rent Deposits and… Read more »

Apr 16


Van der Garde case illustrates a need for further protection of the rights of sports stars

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

Giedo Van der Garde, a Dutch Formula One (F1) driver has recently succeeded in an action against the Swiss Sauber Racing Team for breach of contract. Van der Garde had been promised a contract to drive for Sauber during the 2015 racing season but during November 2014 Sauber reneged on that earlier agreement and offered… Read more »

Apr 15

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How stressful divorce proceedings could be hurting your child’s health

By Ian Brunt in Family / Divorce

For many separating couples, the breakdown of a relationship or marriage is characterised as a highly distressing period in their lives filled with emotional instability and financial uncertainty. Inevitably these stresses and worries infiltrate into all aspects of your home life, impacting on all parties involved including children. Previously, there have been numerous studies into… Read more »

Apr 14

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The importance of wearing a seatbelt

By Nick Molyneux in Car Accident Claims

The beautiful weather we have been having of late means that more of us are getting out and about to enjoy the beautiful delights of our Lancashire countryside, and rightfully so. The nights are lighter and the days are longer. However, just because the sun is shining down on us does not mean that any… Read more »

Apr 13


Conscious uncoupling – 4 reasons parents should consider collaborative law

By Barry Bunyan in Family Law

There has been much media attention to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘conscious uncoupling’. More recently it has been reported that they took a joint holiday to Mexico with their children, Apple and Moses. This demonstrates that they have been able to continue to work together irrespective of what has happened in their own relationship… Read more »

Apr 10


Small businesses make big push for the UK’s recovery

By Richard Yates in Solicitors for Business

The green shoots of recovery can be seen in the fields of small businesses. In the last year, small businesses have increased their workforce, turnovers and profits. Better still, the optimistic trend is forecasted to continue into the next 12 months. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills conducted a poll with over 4,000 small… Read more »

Apr 09


Anti-Doping decision highlights risks involved to athletes in taking supplements

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

The January 2015 decision of the National Anti-Doping Panel relating to Welsh athletes Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton has highlighted the modern day risks posed to athletes by taking nutritional supplements. Williams and Warburton received bans of 4 months and 6 months respectively after their urine samples provided during the 2014 Summer Season had contained… Read more »

Apr 08

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Inquest reveals numerous failings of public authorities

By Nicole Bridgman in Action Against the Police

The Inquest into the death of Bogdan Wilk was one of the first Inquest cases I had a chance to experience during my time at Farleys. I recall the issues of the Inquest clearly and of course, the result. I co-wrote an article which featured in the Inquest Law magazine in December 2012 focussing on the… Read more »

Apr 07

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