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In defence of the Human Rights Act

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On 6th May 2015

After 7 May, the protection of human rights in the UK could fundamentally change.

This hasn’t been high on the election agenda, and that may in itself be a reflection of the failure of supporters of the Human Rights Act (HRA) to persuade the wider public to take it to heart…

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Professional negligence against surveyors and estate agents

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 5th May 2015

The Law Gazette last week published an article on how the level of professional negligence claims against surveyors and estate agents have fallen in 2014 by 65% from the previous year.

They believe that this because the 6 year window for bringing a professional negligence claim against those professionals since the 2008 crash has now expired…

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The election manifestos – what do the main parties offer those seeking greater police accountability and reform?

Susie Labinjoh

Posted by Susie Labinjoh | Partner
On 30th April 2015

With party manifestos now well thumbed, and some votes already cast, those with an active interest in human rights and civil liberties will be watching keenly the results of the election and the ensuing impact the next government will have on the protection of our rights.

There are of course considerable concerns about the potential scrapping of the Human Rights Act proposed by the Conservatives and its replacement with a British Bill of Rights, something we will be examining in next week’s blog…

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Marriage v’s cohabitation

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 27th April 2015

Alan Rickman has revealed to German newspaper Bild that he has wed his partner of 50 years, Rima Horton (

But this is probably an exception as more and more people are delaying or putting off marriage completely…

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