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Possession of an offensive weapon in a public place – what you should know…

Christiane Adelmann

Posted by Christiane Adelmann | Solicitor
On 6th July 2020

Approximately 25,000 people are arrested a year for carrying knives or offensive weapons in England and Wales according to National Police Chiefs’ Council Guidelines on the Investigation, Cautioning and Charging of Knife Crime Offences (2015).

Due to the rise in violent crime in recent years, if caught with a knife or an offensive weapon in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, as an adult you could find yourself in court facing a possible prison sentence of up to 6 months if sentenced in the magistrates’ court or up to 4 years if sentenced in the crown court…

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New Electricity Safety Regulations came into force on 1 July 2020

Bahareh Amani

Posted by Bahareh Amani | Senior Associate
On 4th July 2020

The new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Sector (England) Regulations 2020 is a new requirement effective from 1st July 2020. This is a further Regulation set by Parliament in the continued efforts to ensure tenant safety. Whilst most landlords adhere to such requirements without the need for regulations, there are nonetheless some landlords who disregard the safety of a tenant, and fail to maintain the minimum standard within their let property.

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Can I get a blameless divorce in the UK?

Sarah Harding

Posted by Sarah Harding | Partner
On 3rd July 2020

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2020 concluded it’s passage through the House of Commons last week, thereafter receiving Royal Assent and will now become the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. The Act introduces the concept of no fault divorce and brings the UK’s divorce laws into the 21st Century, in line with many other countries.

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What should I do immediately following a road traffic accident?

Alexia Simeoni

Posted by Alexia Simeoni | Solicitor
On 1st July 2020

When you have sustained an injury as a result of a road traffic accident due to no fault of your own, or if you were only partly to blame, you may decide to pursue a claim for personal injury against the negligent party, or partly negligent party.
Road traffic accident checklist

Exchange details – You are obliged by law to swap details, you should therefore share your name, address, contact details and insurance information with anyone else involved…

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