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Immigration Checks for tenants from 1st February 2016

While the UK debates whether to stay in the EU or not Immigration checks have sneaked in at the beginning of this month for Private Landlords with a fine of £3,000 per unlawful occupier; straining the pockets of small Landlords and Agents if they are uninformed.

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Tags:   Immigration checks


From movie villains to mental health realities

One could argue that it is easier for someone to admit to having a serious and potentially life threatening tumour than to be suffering from a mental health illness, let’s say for example: schizophrenia.

Is it because of the movies we have seen when the villain is described as a schizophrenic, possessed stalker, with sadistic behavioural patterns?

Well, it certainly adds to an unfriendly picture with such conditions as “torturous maniacs stopping at nothing to... continue reading

Tags:   Mental Health


Child Relocation – it doesn’t need to get Ugly

By their very nature relocation cases are often the most difficult to deal with as they are highly emotive and inevitably they will lead to one parent having less or no contact with their child.

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Tags:   Family Children matter Court procedure Relocating


New Bail Reforms

The new bail reforms came into force on Monday 3rd April 2017 and changed the way police are able to deal with suspects under criminal investigation. The Policing and Crime Act 2017 amends the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and now makes it more stringent for police to keep a person ‘on bail’ whilst there is insufficient evidence to charge them with a criminal offence.

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Tags:   Crime


Support for carers – when caring for a loved one

It is reported that, 1 in 5 carers are forced to give up work altogether due to the significant demand of their caring role. It is also reported that informal carers tend to become lifelong carers for their disabled partner or adult children. The main carer’s benefit, Carer’s Allowance, is £62.10 for those “who regularly spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial caring needs”. This equates to a mere £1.77... continue reading

Tags:   Care Community Care Carers Elderly Illness


Did you know that you may be able to recover legal costs if you have paid privately?

If you are a successful defendant, i.e. you are acquitted or the case against you is dismissed, and you have paid your solicitor privately, you are entitled to recover your legal costs under the Defence Costs Order regime.

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Tags:   Crime Defence costs order regime


To make a WILL or not to that is the question?

“To do or not do” is indeed the Shakespearean question of our time; our lives have become so fast paced that its all whizzing too quickly these days. So when the question of making a Will comes up, little time for consideration is given and left back on the mantle piece for a another rainy day.

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Tags:   Wills Assets and legacies


Children matter, but sadly procedures matter more?

Children are often the worst affected after the breakdown of a relationship. It is therefore important for both parents to amicably reconcile their differences in the best interest of the children. Sadly at this stage emotions are high and children can find themselves embroiled in the issues and on occasions being forced to take sides of either parent.

The longer it takes for the child to see the absent parent the more damaging it is... continue reading

Tags:   Family Children matter Court procedure Domestic Violence


Dementia on the rise, but help is at hand!

This is often an area where most have come in contact with but know very little about it. Dementia is now a major illness that affects 850,000 people in our society today is there help when things go wrong? According to the Alzheimer society.

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Tags:   Dementia Mental Health


Prison Transfer to Hospital

Only 1 in every 10 prisoners are not affected by mental health problems. These issues can be wide ranging and can include Learning Difficulty, Bi polar disorder, Personality Disorder, schizophrenia or drug induced psychosis. 

It would seem that with cuts to prison budgets and prison law legal aid that this situation has been worsened. Help is not always at hand, medication might be unavailable or late, psychology is often rare and limited and some prisons... continue reading

Tags:   Prison Law Mental Health


Looking to expand your business by hiring new employees?

MTG Solicitors Making Legal Sense.pngIt is important to make sure that you get the correct person for the job. It is however just as important to make sure that you do not open yourself up to unwanted legal claims such as allegations of unlawful discrimination.

Compensation for unlawful discrimination is unlimited. In... continue reading

Tags:   Recruitment Employment


What is a Settlement Agreement?

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Running a business is tough as it is, whether your an expanding enterprise or one that is re-structuring, making the right decision, more specifically following the right processes can mean the difference between "make or break". One really important area that is so often misunderstood is "Settlement Agreement".

  • The agreement must be in writing;
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Tags:   Agreement Comprimise Contract Employment Settlement Agreement


How do I make redundancies?

Due to the current economic climate, it may be necessary to look into downsizing or restructuring your company. It is important to look into the needs of the company while balancing the needs of employees. Making one or more employees redundant may be necessary.

Redundancies can be a lengthy and difficult task and it is important that you follow correct procedures. Nobody wants the cost of defending a claim of unfair dismissal when compensation... continue reading

Tags:   Appeals Employment Redundancy


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