Finders Keepers

    When I still lived at home, I often got into trouble for “borrowing” my mum’s clothes.    I once walked into the kitchen to ask my mother if I could borrow her belt.   “which belt” she asked, confused   “this belt” I answers, proudly showing the one I’d already put on, together […]

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Premature Action

  Perhaps it’s my age (21 for the second time) but sometimes it feels like things happen prematurely.  I’m sure that bottle of wine was empty long before it’s time, and if that waiter tries to take my plate away before I’ve finished I will have to show him one of the main reasons why […]

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Payroll leak in Aisle Three

  Employers beware, as data protection issues grow, other areas of the law are slowly following suit.   If you employ staff I’m sure you know that you can be held liable for the acts or omissions of your staff.  What you may not know is that with the increased regulation relating to data protection, […]

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It’s a love hate relationship

Being a mother of teenage children is a bit like being a solicitor. Everyone hates you, until they need you and then they can’t get enough of you. If the phone rings and it’s one of my wonderful children, you can bet that I’m either in trouble for something or they are, and I’m required to […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

But what does Christmas look like to you? Its not just nuclear families with mum, dad and 2.1 kids pulling crackers at the dinner table and rocking around the Christmas tree this Christmas. Blended families are becoming more and more the norm in modern life. In these new step families, what rights and responsibilities do […]

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Suspected Fraudster Sent to Jail Just in Time for Christmas

Steven Long, both in his personal capacity and as a director of various companies including Universal Wealth Preservation, was given an immediate custodial sentence of 8 months by Mrs Justice Rose following a hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice on Friday 14 December 2018. Long is subject to High Court proceedings as a result […]

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

    As a nation of animal lovers, people tend to treat and think of their pets as members of the family with equal rights and human feelings.  Whilst in practice that may be true, in law an animal is treated as a chattel, which is no different from a painting or a piece of […]

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There’s no place like HMO

      Calling all Landlords! Having an HMO, (house in multiple occupation) can be very profitable .  By letting properties out as shared households, rather than just to one family.    However, since 1st October 2018 tighter restrictions have been put in place that cannot be ignored.    The new restrictions have been made […]

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